The life of a hardgainer is hours upon hours in the gym putting in the work with little to almost nothing to show for it. They never get enough credit. Dale Parducci could be considered a hardgainer, but once he found what worked for him, specifically his diet, the gains began to pile on. Parducci's start with the weights was at 17; now, seven years later, he's 35 lbs bigger and thicker with an energizing passion for the fitness industry.

In this week’s Men’s Fitness Transformation Tuesday video interview, Parducci stresses the importance of finding the right diet, how to blast through a fitness plateau, plus what's to come in his MuscleAndFitness.com program, The 30-Day Push, Pump & Stretch. (Stay tuned for more on the release of Parducci's program.)

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