Okay, so I am a male/15 years old/hardgainer/5'8"/130 lbs.
I started lifting about a year ago. 4 days a week (mon tues thurs fri) on a regular basis, rarely missing even a single day. Shortly after I began I started taking Whey Protein after workouts.
Okay, enough background, now for the questions:
1) I had been lifting for 45 min-1 hour time slots at the beginning, until I was told that workouts should only be 30 minutes long, because after a half hour, your body gains little or even nothing from what you do, and it could even end up hurting your body. Is this true?
2) I have gained probably 10 lbs in a year of strict lifting and protein intake. This seems very little to me, especially since I am in puberty and I would almost expect that much gain w/o even picking up any weights. Are my standards just too high?
3) This has been my schedule for over a year, tell me if I need to change anything in it:
I have 8 different exercises that I do for each muscle group and I try to vary the reps/sets I do on a regular basis so that my body doesnt get used to my routine.
If you can answer any of these questions it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.