There are 89 issues of HARDGAINER magazine. Within their pages is a wealth of wisdom on how to train effectively and creatively. The articles are not just written by fitness industry professionals, doctors, bodybuilders, and competitive lifters. Many of the articles are written by individuals that have bad genetics, physical disabilities, and no desire whatsoever to compete. They just want improved size, strength, and health. They are people that have been on a journey through the nightmare of the fitness industry, wasted years of their lives and thousands of dollars, and then discovered HARDGAINER magazine and Stuart’s books.
Those discoveries led to their minds being deprogrammed and transformed. This allowed them to take a more balanced, healthy, and less obsessive approach to their training. And this is what led to their great progress. They are reaching out to you personally. They want you to become a success story. This is one of the elements that make HARDGAINER magazine very unique. You usually do not see these honest personal stories in the ridiculous glossy magazines you find at the newsstands and stores.
My HARDGAINER collection is one of my most cherished possessions. Whenever I need inspiration, new ideas, or a reminder to not follow the herd and slip back into old habits of overtraining and dangerous techniques, HARDGAINER is there. There are several issues that changed my life. Of course, the magazine made my training more effective, but I am also a better guitarist and teacher because of some of the critical thinking skills I learned that have manifested in every aspect of my life. In addition to Stuart, some of my favorite authors are Christian Temple, Dave Maurice and Rich Rydin. They imparted eternal principles in a short, easy-to-digest context.
You might be wondering if reading articles from a few years ago is a good idea. You might be obsessed with only having the latest training ideas coming from “up to date, cutting edge research.” That misconception is what leads so many astray, and leaves them vulnerable to all the nonsense out there posing as “science.” Stuart’s books and magazine pull back the curtain and let you see “the man behind the controls.” Once your illusions have been destroyed, and you understand the basic principles of how to train effectively, you will be immune to all the absurdity. At that point you can experience the joy of gaining while spending a minimal amount of time in the gym.
Within the pages of HARDGAINER there are also many great articles on the history of weight training, and some of the personalities that have shaped how we all train today. Once you see how people in the late 19th and early 20th centuries achieved great physiques and amazing strength using limited equipment, no supplements, (and, of course, no steroids), you will be unfazed when someone tries to sell you on a trendy new approach using marketing buzzwords. You can just laugh and go about your training.
If you would like some guides to lead you out of the confusion and deception of the fitness industry, and into the mythical land of efficient, common-sense training, then order some issues of HARDGAINER. It is the greatest training magazine ever! A world of insight awaits you.