The Muscle Dilemma of the Young – Need to Play Football and Weigh 125 Lbs

The Muscle Dilemma of the Young – Need to Play Football and Weigh 125 Lbs

You are 15 years old, or your son is 15 years old. The girl next door outweighs you, or him, by 10 pounds. Your passion, or his, is to play football!

As an aside, I played football for all the “right” reasons. My brothers played football and were great at it. It was expected that I play football. At 13, going on 14, I was about 5’3” and 110 lbs wet. Needless to say, I rode the bench for 3 years. Most intelligent, young labs would have quit, because by the time I was 16, I really could care less how well my brothers played football. Besides I was athletic as a block of butter.

But by senior year, the fire to start was raging out of control. I had wasted 3 years riding the bench for a sport for which I had no aptitude (I liked chess). Quitting was not an option, because that would have meant acknowledging that I had wasted three years. Having not taken the opportunities to walk away, by my senior year, I was committed to see this through.

This meant I had to put on some respective weight and gain some strength along the way. As a tub of margarine had more coordination than me, my only option was to get strong and hit anyone I saw as hard as I could, and hope it was not someone on my side!

From the age of 13 to 16, I went from Mentzer 20 minute pre-exhaust workouts to Scott’s 3 hour marathon sessions and back again. I am lucky to be ambulatory at my age! The run up to my senior year, I got “smarter.” I actually started to get the hang of what my young body was telling me.

I joined a local gym and my workouts were ทางเข้า ufabet ภาษาไทย basically:

• Monday and Thursday
o Chest – Bench Press, Flies, Dumbbell Pullovers
o Shoulders – Press Behind Neck, Lateral Raises
o Triceps – Lying EZ Curls, One Arm Overhead Dumbbell Press
o Biceps – Barbell Curls, Dumbbell Concentration Curl, Reverse Curl
• Tuesday and Friday
o Legs – Back Squats, Leg Extensions, Straight Leg Dead lifts
o Back – Bent over Rows, Lat pulldowns, Close grip Seated Rows
• Sets and Reps for big muscles were 5 sets of 12, 10. 8. 6. 15 and small muscles were 3 sets of 12, 10, 8
• Did not really do calves or abs

I drank between half gallon and gallon of milk a day. I tried all the stuff recommended in the mid to late 70’s, to include liver pills, wheat germ oil, ginseng, Hoffman protein (worst ever in creation) and, of course, Weiders Weight Gain No. 7.

It worked because I was young, and although the epitome of a “hard gainer,” the combination of weightlifting, rest, and milk is unbeatable.

Based on what I know now, I would do it a little different – here is how:

• Day One and Day Five