If you have problems putting on muscle…
You just found YOUR SOLUTION
You will learn the actual strategies and frameworks for making real-world muscle gains used by experts.
This is not a magic gimmick, a supplement, or some empty promise claiming that you will add 50 pounds of muscle in two weeks.
This is a course designed to give you real-world, expert strategies to deal with your hardgainer genetics.
This course is NOT for the genetic elite. It’s for real people, with real genetics–just natural trainees who want to make real progress in the gym.
(Just wait until you see the case studies below.)
What you’re getting is simple:
Real-World Expertise Applied to YOUR Specific Problem…
Your “Hardgainer Dilemma”
Think of it like a “What if?”
What if you were coached by one of the world’s top bodybuilding and program design experts?
What if you could sit down with this expert and pick their brain?
What if you could walk out of this meeting with an exact plan figure out exactly what you needed to do to deal with your hardgainer dilemma?
This is a rare opportunity to learn exactly how they would pack muscle onto your frame.
The genetically-gifted gym bro can’t teach you these strategies. He doesn’t know them. He just goes to the gym and any old program works (…but that’s not been your experience, has it?).
People who aren’t hardgainers, or who don’t work directly with hardgainers, won’t understand the nature of the dilemma.
The same is true of the guy who slapped together a collection of exercises and started selling it online as his “super secret program.” He also can’t help you, because what worked for him won’t work for you. You need to learn from someone who’s done this before — not just with themselves, but with clients, again and again.
If you’ve struggled to make progress in the gym…
…but you know you’re putting in the same amount of effort as everyone else…
…then the Hardgainer Solution was designed specifically with you in mind.
The hardgainer has a unique dilemma that most training or bodybuilding programs out there simply don’t address.
The hardgainer dilemma takes the form of a classic catch-22.
Here it is:
You need a certain amount of volume to stimulate muscle growth.
…but you also need a certain amount of recovery in order to actually adapt to that training stimulus and grow!
…for the hardgainer, these two things are in conflict.
For the hardgainer, there’s a mis-match.
The volume you need to grow is too much for your hormonal and biochemical environment to recover from.
This can be genetic, or it can come with age (pretty much anyone over 35 years old is a hardgainer), or it can be a combination of factors (even things like ongoing lifestyle stress can play a role).
The hardgainer typically just tries to dig their heels in and “out-work” their genetics, but this just makes the problem worse… so now they’re even further into a “recovery debt.”
They’re exhausted, they’re burned out, and they still haven’t made any progress.
On the flip side, if the hardgainer tries to just lower their training volume, the hardgainer won’t receive enough stimulus in order to adapt and cause growth in the first place.
Note that the typical hardgainer often won’t even try this second approach, though, because it makes them feel “lazy.” Listen, the truth is that there’s laziness and then there’s just training intelligently. Trust us: on this program, although there are mechanisms in place to manage your recovery needs… you definitely won’t feel “lazy”!
How MOST people try to solve their hardgainer dilemma…
Most hardgainers are training the wrong way to solve their dilemma.
This is because they’ve been told a lie.
They’ve been told, “train for strength, and development will come.”
This is just… not really true. It’s an oversimplification at best, and at the end of the day, it’s kindergarten logic.
First, if that were true: wouldn’t you have overcome your dilemma already?
Or are you still struggling?
If you are still struggling, consider that maybe there’s a better way to do this.
The truth is that training for strength, with max low-rep sets and so on, won’t build muscle if these create demands on your system mess up your recovery. And they will.
Doing too many low-rep sets with very high weights will tap into your central nervous system in ways that will hamper muscle growth. You grow when you recover. After all, if you aren’t recovering, you are not growing.
Yes, some relatively lower-rep sets have their place. You just have to know when and how to use them. There’s a reason that The Hardgainer Solution uses the classic 5 X 5 reps scheme several times each week.
Borrowing a little from the strength world? Yes, that has its place. But training exclusively for strength is NOT the way to overcome the dilemma.
Read on to discover what the solution really is…
The solution lies in addressing your recovery needs, but also in realizing that there are actually two kinds of recovery — and a proper program needs to account for both.
There’s “interworkout” recovery, which is the kind of recovery people usually think about when they think of recovery. This is recovery between workouts.
But there’s also “intraworkout” recovery, which is recovery within a workout.
To illustrate why this is important, take the classic hardgainer on a bodypart split, remembering our dilemma.
Let’s say this hardgainer nails his or her arms on Monday. In order to hammer his arms hard enough to stimulate growth — since, remember, he won’t be hitting them again all week — he needs to really NAIL them on that one day.
This is too much in terms of intraworkout recovery. It’s too much within a single workout.
You’ll encounter the same kind of problem if you engage in too much low-rep strength work. You will be tapping into these two types of recovery, one way or another.
This is why one element of the Hardgainer Solution is how it uses whole body training… but in a very specific and strategic way.
Relative to a traditional bodypart split, with this kind of whole body training, you won’t tap into your intraworkout recovery on any single day, but you will still stimulate muscle growth over the course of the week.
Another element of making this work is the use of bi-plexes and tri-plexes, which are simply two or three exercises done back-to-back.
This gets blood flowing and helps with muscle pump, which in turn helps with neural activation, which in turn helps stimulate those type-2B muscle fibers you need to stimulate in order to build muscle.
The full course covers all these ideas in much more depth, because we have to do so, because there are very important takeaways for all this in terms of how to approach your training.
The hardgainer dilemma you’ve experienced is real, and overcoming it is about much more than “just do this training program instead of that one.”
Sure, the right program helps (and for a true hardgainer this is the right training program), but in the complete course, we’ll also teach you how to approach the right training program.
The Hardgainer Solution is Coach Scott Abel’s most flexible, popular training program to date.
The training itself can be done 3, 4, 5, 6 or even 7 days per week, and it can help almost anyone who has had problems gaining muscle.
Many factors can cause the hardgainer dilemma, and this includes physical and lifestyle factors (or both), but the Hardgainer Solution program uses specific workout structures and techniques to balance muscle stimulus with your recovery capacity, so that your muscles can properly adapt and GROW.
The complete program includes 80 workouts, which are meant to be done in order (although you can do just the first few over and over as you “condition into” the full program and get used to this kind of training).
This is because you need to balance stimulus, recovery, ranges and planes of motion, as well as the reps curve: low reps for this bodypart one day, high reps the next, all while keeping in mind recovery needs, what was done in the last workout, but also what’s going to be done in the next workout, and so on and so forth.
This is why there’s an art and a science to proper program design.
The program design here is meant to help you build muscle and stimulate type 2B muscle fibers, while balancing your recovery. It is ALSO meant to develop your recovery capacity, so that in the future, more traditional bodypart splits are even more beneficial for you, and this is how real training programs BUILD on one another, and it is why we’re not saying, “Oh, this is the last, magic program you’ll ever need.”
No, it doesn’t work like that.
Here’s how it does work:
This program is hugely beneficial, and can help you build muscle while you’re on it, but you don’t need to stay on it forever. You build muscle while on the program, but then you “graduate” on to other programs at the end.
Those traditional bodypart splits that used to not work for you?
Suddenly you’ll be able to nail them with more intensity and get more out of them!
The course itself also teaches you about your diet needs, about how to listen to your body (so you know how to balance stimulus and recovery), and how to actually train properly to address the hardgainer dilemma.