Back when I was 18 I would lift 3 days a week incredibly hard. People would stand in awe at how hard I pushed myself, I had a real reputation for being "extreme" and all that. I made incredible gains. I added about 20lbs of solid muscle or more.
Those days seem long gone now. I'm in my mid twenties and I am not seeing gains like that.
Was it the fact that I worked so hard back then that brought gains or was it because I was younger?
Sometimes I wonder if I should start working that hard again. I mean I workout very hard now but back then I pushed myself beyond what is considered "working out hard".