im 16 and tryin to get big help me pleasei need advice
- 03-28-2007, 10:46 AM
- 03-28-2007, 11:03 AM
Train eat sleep
Train Eat and sleep kid. At 16 the first thing you need to learn is proper lifting technique and nutrition. Train hard and smart. Read everything you can from mike mentzer about HIT training and understand you will make steady progress as long as you keep your training nutrition and rest in balance. heres a snapshot. When I was 16 i weighed 150. I ate about 2500 cals a day and could squat about 315 for 6. Iam 30 now and eat about 5000 cals a day and I think my best free squat was 550 for 10. I never tried to lift "alot" but over the years you just get strong when you lift and eat. Rest is one of the big three. I sleep about 8 to 9 hours a day now and my progress has never been better, and yes, I have excluded the booze and almost all of the mary jane. Right now my head is fuzzy from last night. If you are a bodybuilder in your heart nothing will stop you. Never never quit. I have to say iam excited about hitting my goal of 250. Iam glad I never stopped. and the booze and mary jane probably actually slowed me down to get here, but Iam here. Train eat sleep repeat. DONT OVERTRAIN thats the biggest mistake of kids these days.
Exercise restraint and educate yourself on High intensity exercise. I train for about 45minutes 4 times a week. I work up to one all out HIT set to failure per exercise. maybe 3 to 4 movements per muscle thats all. 6 to 10 reps, food and sleep. you will grow natural or not. best of luck kid.
04-15-2007, 09:39 PM
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05-15-2007, 06:36 PM
08-08-2007, 10:06 PM
I was in your identical stage when I was your age. Being a late bloomer sucked. Basically its a waiting game with your body, but you can use this to your advantage. You can hit the gym hard and learn all the ground rules that everyone has told you on here, eating right, no stimulants (tobacco), lift hard (squats), protein intake. Learn all this now and when your body is ready you will be bigger then your friends.
I was 115lbs in high school at 5'5" when I was your age. I stuck to the gym and learned the basics, even though I didnt make huge gains and all my friends did. It was pretty ****ty but I developed a love for it which is hopefully what will happen to you. Too many people do this for a year and quit. Now I'm 26, 5'9" and 170lbs and I run into kids I used to think were big in highschool and I look down at them and just laugh to myself.
Bottom line is stick to it and learn the ground rules even if your body isnt ready to make big gains. You will see progress and feel strong up until that point and you will be happy in the long run. And your lifting will be correct and techniques will be on point.
08-08-2007, 10:43 PM
08-12-2007, 01:15 AM
hey man, the biggest thing that helped me was just eating 2 of everything...
like if your going to eat a bb&j, just eat 2....protienshake....2of them *****es. i gained about 30lbs using this meathod.
And also, if you have no appetite get some "grub on" or some "black hole" it helped me like crazy
good luck bro!
08-12-2007, 03:36 AM
1. eat 5-7 meals a day. start out eating 500 more calories a day than you normally do. you will probably need to make a log. you need to eat healthy and none of that crap. you will probably need to pack tuna, turkey and whatever else sandwiches around with you.
2. get in the gym and throw some weight around. start out simple!
3. get at least 8 hours of sleep
4. drink 1 gal of water a day
5. don't smoke cigs period! don't drink alcohol on a regularly.
6. be consistent
08-13-2007, 06:33 AM
08-13-2007, 06:33 AM
08-13-2007, 09:10 AM
All good advice.
I found what helped me in the early days was to over eat at every meal. When I was full I would force myself to eat a little more.
That and 20 rep squats.
Your young and probably have loads going on in your life. Keep it simple eat loads of good food, stick to the big basic exercises (squats, deadlifts, press, rows). Do that for 2 or 3 years consistantly and you will be amazed where you find yourself.
Oh, and erm... Enjoy it!
08-13-2007, 06:43 PM
At your age, you can afford to eat like crazy. But if you're like me when I was your age, you'll have to learn to steer clear of the crappy processed foods. Get enough protein in your diet!
EAT MOM'S COOKING! You won't have that luxury forever...LOL
The whole idea of cracking growth plates when lifting too young is BS. You'd have to pretty much give yourself a hernia to do that.
Remember, when lifting don't try all the advanced techniques for building muscle that you read in every magazine. It's of no help to most people. Stay on track with the tried and true exercises that are as simple as possible. They always have, and always will stimulate the most muscle growth. (i.e. Bench Press, Squats, Curls...etc.) Don't forget to throw some pushups, pull ups, and situps in there a couple times a week too, they will help tone your stabilizer muscles.
Good luck bud! You can PM me anytime you'd like. I'll steer you in the right direction.
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