The NUTRISHOP Hard-Gainer Trainer

Those of us who are naturally more thin and lean and have trouble adding and maintaining weight of any kind are called “hard gainers,” and we’ve got the workout and supplement plan for you!

The goal every time you hit the gym should be hypertrophy — the increase in muscle volume. To achieve this on a lean frame, you won’t be able to simply use a generic workout plan. Like all lanky guys experience when we clothes shop, you need something a bit more custom-fitted, tailored to you. Forget three sets of 10. We need to reach deep muscle fibers, building the slow-twitch ones larger and the fast-twitch ones stronger. To do that, we’ve set up this workout plan that will not only add size, strength and endurance of strength, but will provide just enough of a calorie burn to ensure that you’re not storing up fat.

Follow this plan for 4-6 weeks, and DO NOT cheat yourself — make every workout, do every set and get every rep. Anything less than full effort is a failure! It is a four-day split, with three rest days, ample time to get both physical and mental rest before you’re back in the gym, so there are no “burnout” excuses here.

Download and print out the .PDF version of this workout for easy gym use!

The supplement plan that works best for hard gainers is one that addresses the need for a calorie surplus, muscle recovery and rebuilding and even hormonal issues that aren’t as uncommon as you might think.

Absolutely, if you’re a hard gainer trying to build muscle fast, we recommend:

  • GAINER7, MASS COMPLEX, KARBOLYN or MASS FUZION — all effective at delivering quality calories in a hurry post-workout.

  • BCAA SPORT. Around the clock, your body needs amino acids to prevent catabolism, where the body feeds on muscle storage for energy.

  • N’FUZE  — Abundantly researched and shown to increase muscle volume and strength, there is no reason to pick a low-quality version of creatine anymore — it’s mostly a very affordable supplement. Kre-Alkalyn is a buffered form of creatine that ensures nearly 100 percent of this product goes to the muscles and doesn’t get converted into useless creatinin.

  • ANITEST, ARABOL, AUGMENT, 1-XD and HGH-191 are outstanding options to get your body back to growing, the natural way. Hard gainers are hard-wired to simply not produce much muscle mass. This can be changed with more natural testosterone production. As many lean guys can attest, during puberty there was one massive growth spike where we got taller and filled out (at least as much as we were going to). Natural testosterone, which caused that spike, decreases dramatically as men get older, leading to increases in body fat and decreases in muscle  mass.

  • Pre-workout products like N’SANE, NOX-P3, ANX-P3, STANCE and THERMOVEX deliver more energy, both of mind and body, for the most high-quality workouts you can get. Plus, the increased blood flow means your other supplements are working more efficiently.

THE TRAINING PLAN

MONDAY (Chest and Back)

5 Supersets: Wide-grip pull-ups (failure)/barbell bench press (x12). Clear the bar with your chin and lower yourself all the way down; likewise, on bench, pull the bar down to your chest and, without bouncing it, drive it back up. Perfect form is the biggest key.

5 Supersets: T-bar rows (x12)/dumbbell incline press (x12).

5 Supersets: Seated cable rows (x12)/dumbbell flys (x12).

TUESDAY (Legs and Abs)

5 Supersets: Wide-stance squats (x12)/narrow-stance leg press (x12). On the leg press, keeping your feet close together, toes pointed straight forward, will target the upper leg’s outer sweep more, while a wider squat with the toes pointed slightly outward allows for a deeper, more engaging movement.

5 Supersets: Romanian deadlifts (x12)/wall sits (x15 seconds).

5 Supersets: Hamstring curls (x12)/seated calf raises (x20).

3 Supersets: Hanging leg raises (x8)/decline crunches (x10)/planks (x30 seconds).

WEDNESDAY (Arms)

5 Trisets: EZ Bar Curls (x6)/French triceps press (x12)/Reverse-grip curls (x6)

3 Supersets: Weighted dips (to failure)/preacher curl machine (x25)

3 Trisets: Hammer curls (x10 per arm)/V-bar cable pushdowns (x20)/incline dumbbell curls (x10 per arm)

THURSDAY (Shoulders and Abs)

4 Supersets: Arnold Presses (x12)/Upright rows (x12)

Standing overhead press: 4×12

5 Supersets: Lateral raises (x15)/front raises (x15)

3 Trisets: Hanging leg raises (x10)/decline crunches (x12)/planks (x30 seconds)

 

Build the Ultimate Anabolic Stack with LTD

LTD is here, and with its simple but powerful three-pronged approach to testosterone-boosting, it is not only just a great men’s supplement by itself, but also perfect for stacking with other NUTRISHOP products for the perfect anabolic stack.

Many NUTRISHOP customers already using pro-hormone supplements might wonder if this will replace, or live up to, the products they’re already taking. The answer: The Anabolic Trifecta Stack (Anitest, HGH-191, Arabol) will work WITH LTD for insane results. While LTD alone will likely be considered one of the premier ways to go for testosterone production, its effects can be boosted by the Anabolic Trifecta because they work in different ways.

None of the products in the Trifecta focus on the big three ingredients LTD does; instead, they work in different ways. ANITEST works to unlock free testosterone in the system by unbinding it from a protein that makes it unavailable for use; ARABOL is centered around arachidonic acid (AA) which has a US patent for increasing muscle mass; HGH-191 relies mostly on Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) to signal the brain to release growth hormone.

Why does all that matter? Because each is unique in how it works, and every single one works in conjunction with the other. That means that those looking for accelerated gains in muscle mass and testosterone production can turn to LTD and stack it with the Anabolic Trifecta for even more insane gains! Think of each product as a delivery route for testosterone. Because each one is a different route, they can all be used at the same time, increasing your body’s ability to produce the crucial hormone testosterone.

LTD has all the promise of a stand-alone, awesome supplement. But those who are serious about fast, noticeable results should consider stacking it with the NUTRISHOP customer favorite Anabolic Trifecta Stack.

On top of that, the usual suspects show up to help make LTD even more potent, too: BCAAs, for round-the-clock or timely catabolism prevention; N’FUZE KreAlkalyn, to further help boost strength and muscle mass via cellular ATP during workouts; GLUTAMIC for enhanced recovery and, of course, no stack of any kind would be complete without a quality protein supplement like PRO7 or HYDROPRO.

LTD Breakdown: Testofen

What makes LTD so effective?

Simple yet powerful, LTD is specifically formulated utilizing three clinically tested and proven compounds in their proper ratios that have individually been proven effective and combined them into one powerful anabolic formula! Finally today, we look at the third, Testofen.

Testofen is fenugreek extract, an important part of LTD’s powerful blend. Fenugreek is a well-known, versatile herb that contains over 100 phytochemical constituents, including Furostanol Saponins and Steroidal Saponins.  While fenugreek has multiple health applications, Testofen has been shown to increase sexual desire, help maintain sexual health and muscle mass and support the immune system, and that is the major role it plays in LTD.

In one 2010 study on Testofen, it supported an increase in the weight of the ani-levator muscle, which led to support for muscle mass and body weight.

Another study, done in 2006, found the following:

Study Results: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled human clinical study of 60 subjects was conducted using Testofen as the sole ingredient. The active group demonstrated the following mainly statistically significant results:

  • Significant anabolic activity as evidenced by BUN reduction (p<0.05) compared to placebo*
  • Significant support for free testosterone (p<0.05) compared to placebo group*
  • Immune support (p<0.003) compared to placebo group*
  • Significant support for Serum Creatinine levels (p<0.02) compared to placebo group signifying support for Creatine uptake and recycling in muscle cells*
  • Significant support for prolactin (p<0.04) compared to placebo group, however, this increase is within physiological limits for men*
  • Significant decrease in body fat compared to baseline*
  • Supports maintenance of muscle size despite maintaining overall weight and reduction of body fat*

So, what’s in it for you? The bottom line is significant muscle growth and more free testosterone!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

LTD Breakdown: L-Carnitine L-Tartrate

What makes LTD so effective?

Simple yet powerful, LTD is specifically formulated utilizing three clinically tested and proven compounds in their proper ratios that have individually been proven effective and combined them into one powerful anabolic formula!

L-Carnitine L-Tartrate has been shown to beneficially affect markers of post-exercise metabolic stress and muscle damage when taken in 1-gram dosages before an intense workout.

A 2011 Dutch study suggests that L-Carnitine L-Tartrate can be used to increase muscle and impact muscle metabolism. Research has indicated that LCLT reduces fat mass — the actual size of the fat cells in your body — and increases muscle mass and reduces fatigue. Choline bitartrate is a compound that can help improve the transfer of fats and proteins to the liver, for more efficient metabolism, and the virtues of raspberry ketones have been gaining popularity, too.

In 2007, the University of Connecticut determined that LCLT, based on its clinical tests, could serve “as a recovery supplement for hypoxic exercise and lend further insights into the hormonal mechanisms that may help to mediate quicker recovery.” These findings were published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Dating even further back to 2002, an earlier UConn study noted that LCLT “favorably affects markers of recovery from exercise stress,” which, in short, means it boosts recovery. This means you can work out more frequently, with more intensity, to promote maximum gains. Pair it with a sound diet, and the aforementioned Sodium D-Aspartic Acid included in LDT, and you see that this product is geared specifically toward big gains in lean muscle!

LTD Breakdown: Sodium D-Aspartic Acid

What makes LTD so effective?

Simple yet powerful, LTD is specifically formulated utilizing three clinically tested and proven compounds in their proper ratios that have individually been proven effective and combined them into one powerful anabolic formula! First, we’ll discuss Sodium D-Aspartic Acid.

• Sodium D-Aspartic Acid is a human-studied, amino acid-based compound shown in preliminary studies to increase Luteinizing Hormone levels by 33 percent and Total Testosterone Serum by a whopping 42 percent when a dosage of 3.12 grams per day is taken for 12 consecutive days.

One study on D-Aspartic Acid found that over 12 days, supplementation with D-aspartic acid increased testosterone by 15 percent after six days and 42 percent after 12 days relative to baseline, relative to the subjects’ testosterone baselines.

In 2007, a different Italian study addressed DAA and its role in the male body, showing the pro-testosterone hormones the body will create with DAA supplementation:

In the pituitary gland, it stimulates the secretion of the following hormones: prolactin (PRL), luteinizing hormone (LH), and growth hormone (GH) In the testes, it is present in Leydig cells and is involved in testosterone and progesterone release.

Among the benefits of increased natural testosterone are enhanced libido, elevated mood, and, of course, strength, muscle growth and fat loss. Supporters of DAA research note the results of a particular study featuring a test group that ingested it:

…Researchers gave a couple of dozen men aged between 27 and 37 a daily dose of 3.12 grams of for twelve days consecutively. Twenty other men were given a placebo. The testosterone level in the subjects that received the supplement had risen by 33 percent after the 12 days.

Muscle Gain, Now: LTD

What is LTD?

LTD is a maximum-strength testosterone-boosting formula (one of the strongest we’ve seen as of this writing) comprised of a combination of clinically tested, patented and proven compounds in their proper dosages in order to maximize efficacy. LTD was designed to increase muscle mass, strength, power and performance when combined with proper nutrition and a regular exercise program.

Who is LTD intended for?

LTD is intended for males 18 years of age and older that are looking to increase strength, muscle mass, libido and athletic performance through elevated testosterone levels. LTD is not intended for females.

What makes LTD so effective?

Simple yet powerful, LTD is specifically formulated utilizing three clinically tested and proven compounds in their proper ratios that have individually been proven effective and combined them into one powerful anabolic formula!

• Sodium D-Aspartic Acid is a human-studied, amino acid-based compound shown in preliminary studies to increase Luteinizing Hormone levels by 33 percent and Total Testosterone Serum by a whopping 42 percent when a dosage of 3.12 grams per day is taken for 12 consecutive days.

• L-Carnitine L-Tartrate has been shown to beneficially affect markers of post-exercise metabolic stress and muscle damage when taken in 1-gram dosages before an intense workout.

• Testofen is a fenugreek extract standardized to 50 percent Fenuside. It contains over 100 phytochemical constituents, including Furostanol Saponins and Steroidal Saponins. In studies conducted, Testofen demonstrated a 98-percent increase in free testosterone levels and significant increases in muscle mass and libido at 300mg taken twice a day.

How should I take LDT?

ONLY AS DIRECTED BY THE LABEL. For convenience, the servings can be split, three (3) capsules in the morning and three capsules in the afternoon/evening. In order to maximize potency and effectiveness, take six (6) LTD capsules daily. Do not exceed 12 weeks of continuous use. Follow by a four-week off period.