If you are a teenager getting ready to dive into the world of bodybuilding, or if your teen is interested in everything that the sport of bodybuilding has to offer, you’re going to want to make sure that you pay attention to all of the inside information that we have to offer you below.
Bodybuilding offers you a unique opportunity to not only build your own body, your strength, and your athletic ability but the opportunity to build discipline and achieve goals that you set for yourself as well.
At the same time, teen bodybuilding is a bit of a different animal than adult bodybuilding – and you’ll have to make sure that you don’t sacrifice any of your future potential for short-term improvement.
Stick to Compound Exercises
While it can be tempting to dive into isolation style exercises, the very first rule of teen bodybuilding should be to develop as much of a base of strength and mass as you possibly can – and that means utilizing compound exercises.
This is where you’ll want to lay down the foundation for your bodybuilding moving forward, rather than hindering your progress in the future by maxing out your muscles with isolation movements that ignore supporting and stabilizing muscle groups.
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Be Smart About Volume Loading on a Week to Week Basis
It’s also important that you be smart about the volume loading that you utilize on a week to week basis, never pushing yourself too far or too hard without leaving yourself any real room to recover and recuperate.
Teen bodybuilders are going to be able to recover much faster than adult bodybuilders, but that doesn’t mean that you should short change yourself. Stick to a systemized volume loading program that gives you plenty of time for recovery and you’ll see your results continue to improve every time you start to lift.
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Spend 80% of Your Teen Bodybuilding Time Focused on Your Diet
This is a bit of a challenging one for those just getting into the world of teen bodybuilding, but if you’re going to have any real success you need to make sure that you spend at least 80% of your time training focused on your diet and that you are giving your body plenty of fuel to succeed.
The food that you put into your body is going to dictate the results that you get. If you’re looking to supercharge your teen bodybuilding results you need to clean up your diet and stick to a healthy eating program engineered for bodybuilding success.
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Stretch, Stretch, Stretch!
Not only should you be aiming to build as big and as strong a body as possible, but you should also be looking to build as flexible and as athletic a body as well. Make sure that you stretch at the end of every single routine (and every morning on your off days as well) and you’ll be able to reach your athletic potential without ever feeling stiff, boxy, or overloaded.