Hard Gainer Weightlifting Workout Routine

December 17, 2009 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

I did promise you all a hard gainer workout routine, and here it is. After reading the previous post you would have begun to understand that less is sometimes more when building muscle as a hard gainer, and this weightlifting routine is a testament to that.


Squat  2 x 8 reps
Bench Press  2 x 8 reps
Weighted Chins  2 x 6 reps


Deadlift  2 x 8 reps
One arm dumbbell press  2 x 8 reps (each arm)
E-Z bar curls  2 x 12 reps
Calf raise  2 x 15 reps

This routine may not look like a lot and after looking at it you might just be tempted to hit the ‘X’ button on the top browser. But if you open up your mind slightly and give this workout a try with the intensity that I have described, you will see some amazing things happen with your body.

The approach

The best way to approach this weightlifting workout routine is by starting with a weight that you can easily handle. Then what you do is increase the weight by 2% every single workout. If you find that things get a bit tough after the first few workouts, then stick to the weight that you can manage. To be honest though, the first few weeks should be easy. The real challenge begins when you get to weeks 3 and 4. The only advice that I have for you at this point is to up the ante, keep working out like a barbarian and be ready!

It’s all down to you on how far you can take this workout… the sky really is the limit. Just be sure to get organized and track your progress.

See you in the comments.

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