what postion do you play?
what postion do you play?
i play middle linebacker
i would do heavy sets for like 6 reps and do sets of sprints to keep those fast twitch calfs and quads in speed shape.
Right now im doing the Cal workout, a lot of olympic lifts. Not too much running yet.
-Front Squats/Back Squats
-Clean and Jerks
-Snatch Cleans ect...
I just want to know what i should be doing to get BIG and what i should be taking to get there
Deadlifts need to be in there and just make sure to eat quality foods. The only supplemeny you may want to use is a protein powder and creatine.
Yea i forgot to mention deadlifts.
My goal is to get to 225 come next year, gotta impress the scouts.
thats true, ive been eating a lot
im used to cutting weight for wrestling so i feel bad, but at the same time i know i have to put in the calories in order to gain.
If you really want to excell in football then I'd drop wrestling, or wrestle at a much higher weight. Wrestling is good for training you to use leverage on the field but if it's at the expense of weighing 160 then it's not worth it IMO.
Home made weight gainers are a great tool. Mix 2 scoops of whey, 1-1.5 cups of oats and throw some natty peanut butter.
Agree with all the above. Lifts look good but just curiouse do you have a breakdown of workouts that you use on specific days (like how many days and what you do on each day?) Really go all out on your legs (I know youll be working out hard on everything but your legs should be your strongest point.)
As for eating theres alot of threads in the bulking section that will help you out and all I can advise is formulate a meal/cal layout on FitDay - Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal and post it up on here so we can critique it and offer advice.
And as for supplements there isnt really anything you need to take except multis, protein powder, and maybe creatine (and depending on where your from even be careful with that, Im from NJ and they implemented the steroid testing policy so just in case your from NJ~ also texas will be passing into effect shortly)
Side Notes: Like mentioned before and probably will again eat like a horse (clean of course), train hard, sleep as much as possible, and stay away from the boos as much as possible, and SET GOALS and track your gains.
Best of luck man and if you give it 100% theres no reason why you shouldnt reach and or surpass your goals.
Props to you for doing all the olympic lifts and deads. More HS strength coaches need to be teaching those (and properly!). The local HS coach here still has his kids benching 3x's per week and NO olympic lifts. Idiot.
The kids come to me all summer for programs, then the coach gets pissed at them for not doing his program. I just don't get it.
You could change up your volume throughout the year. You could add a few exercises this time of year, and a few more sets of the ones you're already doing. Then start cutting down your volume when practice starts, and cut it down even further when the season starts.
Like Iron alluded to, during the season is not the time to be worried about getting stronger. You should only be worried about maintaing as much of what you built up as possible and staying injury free.
The off-season is the time to get bigger and stronger! You're already doing the right stuff for that.
Edit: I repped ya for being 16 AND smart about your training. Keep reading the advice from others here that have been where you are and WISHED we had someone giving us this kind of advice.
Last edited by CRUNCH; 03-31-2007 at 04:08 PM. Reason: .
Thanks, it's always good to ask others first. Chances are they made mistakes and can help make it so you dont do the same.
Thanks for all of you for helping me out
Dude when I was bulking up as a sophomore in high school I overtrained alot. I would recommend lifting 6 to 10 reps build mind bending strength , the size will come. Workout each bodypart only once per week , max. Use heavy weight but w perfect form. Forget the numbers and in your mind see yourself getting stronger. Eat everything in sight and train really heavy, (but not to hard as your 16 have to watch the bones still growing ) Rest. Train eat rest Train eat rest,,,Ive bulked up 25 lbs in 8 weeks by training heavy, eating ALOT and resting and growing when I was 16. Only go all out for about 8 weeks. By then you will haved gained some considerable amount of fat but also alot of muscle. Your strength will go up, and size will go up from that. Dont drink alcohol, smoke anything, and drink lots of water. Eat good home food and less fast food. Most of all, you have to make up your mind to just do it.