I have been looking through the old threads trying to gather information before I posted a question. But even w/ all the great information here I find I am still at a loss, so I hope someone will be able to offer me some guidance.
I have been training for over 20 years and have not gained much in the way of size or strength. I started w/ the magazine routines, tried HIT, Hardgainer routines, bodyweight training, etc. etc. etc.
I have gained 20 pounds at times, but it was always (as best as I could tell) half fat/half muscle. Then I would diet down and end up where I started. I can gain weight, so I put myself in the skinny-fat class as opposed to a regular ecto.
I am currently 5' 10", 140#, approximately 16% bf. The bodyfat is all in my sides and back. I have a short torso, so this just looks great (NOT!).
I can see I am not eating as much protein as suggested here. I also know I need to sleep more. I was working out every other day just a handful of sets or everyday w/ even less sets, but would eventually hit a wall, so I don't think either is good for me.
I noticed in one of IA threads he said glucose tolerance should be brought up. I know exercise can do this. Any other ways?
Also, if anyone can unravel and bottom line Trouble's advice to hardgainers I would greatly appreciate it. I have read and re-read her posts and am still lost.