If you are a teenager and interested in bodybuilding, you need to be very careful when it comes to training so that you achieve your bodybuilding goals without facing any problems. There are some people who do not have much passion till the time they are adults. But having the passion for bodybuilding gives you motivation to achieve your set goals with ease.
A lot of people are not aware of the fact but it is important to know that bodybuilding is actually different for all age groups of people. Teens usually require less rigorous workout routines than the adults as they have to take into consideration the growth spurt aspect. Vigorous, regular workouts may decelerate the growth in teenagers. Thus, teen bodybuilding should lay stress on maintaining optimum health through proper cardio workouts and balanced diet.
In order to enjoy great results in teen bodybuilding, take care of a few important points including:
Finding a good teacher
There is no strict rule about how a mentor should be or what his qualifications need to be. But you have to keep in mind that you find a teacher or mentor who shares same passion like you, motivates you and pushes you to achieve your goals in a healthy and proper way.
Teen nutrition for bodybuilding
Teen nutrition is same as of adults except the fact that you need to eat more than the adults. Not just is you regular metabolic rate higher but you are even more lively and active than the adults and most importantly it is to be remembered at all times that your body is still in the growing phase. It takes a lot of calories to grow and develop. So, you need to consume a lot of legumes, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains. You can simply do your best to avoid the greasy, fatty foods, cakes, cookies, snacks and sugars.
Mindset is all important in teen bodybuilding
Last but not least, your mindset is indeed everything that determines your bodybuilding results. It simply means that more than your genetics or metabolism, your mindset is the most important of all things required to be a pro in teen bodybuilding. When you are consistent and determined with a strong belief in yourself, you can easily achieve bodybuilding goals.
For boys, mild weights can be a great idea to start with as this helps to build endurance and strength. Going to gym twice or thrice in a week is good but all those who cannot afford hitting the gym, the simple pull and push ups, sit ups, squats are enough for proper body transformation. Talking about the teenage girls, the stress should be on cardio. Apart from maintaining great health, the cardio exercises work amazingly to shed the extra flab from the body. Girls can even try to be a bit more adventurous and indulge in Muay Thai, Aikido and other martial arts to learn self-defence and even have a great body.
So, keeping all these pointers in mind, the teenagers can step up the ladder of bodybuilding in no time.
Mike Shiles is a bodybuilder, gym owner, freelance writer, success coach and author of “Burn fat build muscle. He has written thousands of articles on exercise, nutrition and health.