Teen Amateur Of The Week: Sage To The Stage
Growing up, I was influenced by my father who constantly worked out and bragged about his biceps. Like any young kid, I wanted to be more like my dad. The only problem was I couldn't weight lift at such a young age because I thought it would be bad for my health.
Throughout the years, I played basketball and soccer and competed in karate. I was more athletic than most kids despite being naturally thin. I had natural strength and used it in every aspect. I finally had enough of kids pointing me out as being small—nothing made me angrier. I only weighed 103 pounds as a high school freshman, though, so they had a point.
My sophomore year, I joined the wrestling team and continued to impress my coaches with my athletic ability. I quickly moved up the ranks on the team at a nationally renowned wrestling school. I never took it seriously until my sophomore year. At that point, I couldn't get enough of it. I kept lifting more and more. Now I rival my dad in strength.
Impressing my dad drives me to get better and keep putting on muscle. Filling myself with all the latest motivational videos from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kai Greene always gets me pumped up. The fascinating thing about bodybuilding is that you can never get too much of it. There is always something that needs to be improved no matter how big you get.
At first, it was Arnold Schwarzenegger who showed me the world of bodybuilding and made me want to have something I can always be proud of. I could say Arnold is my motivation. But when it comes to inspiration, I'd have to say it comes from Kai Greene. His philosophical talks and how he describes the way he feels when he wins is unbelievable.
On days when I don't feel motivated to work out, I get on the computer and watch some motivational videos. Then I put on sweats and a heavy jacket to get my blood pumping.
My plan is to put on more weight. Then I will enter many local bodybuilding competitions and hopefully start my own gym.
Use the feeling you get from people mocking or calling you small to your advantage. When you get under the bench press bar, think about everything that makes you angry and use it to be stronger.
Kai Greene is the man I look up to. From watching all of his videos, you can see why he is the people's champion. He has many great videos where he talks about the philosophical side of bodybuilding.
Bodybuilding.com helped me with supplement facts. I also use the rating system for every product I'm interested in. I like how the site lists the winners of the annual best supplements of the year and how clearly it shows the science of how supplements work.
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If you rival your dad in strength he must be a real *****.....I love all these "Amateur of the week" articles because the name states it all. Only amateurs do 2 leg exercises per week and have multiple days for arms.....im sure no one picks on you anymore after your massive gain from 100 pounds to 137 pounds, i bet everyone fears you and your low body fat hahah get a real training program
Never said they completely stopped. And thanks man judging from your picture I can tell you know what you're talking about...
The only reason I am on here is for the supplements, not the fake confidence boost. Im a college athlete and I know enough to tell you having multiple days for your arms and 2 leg exercises a week can make you look as beach ready as you want but that will give you no real muscles or real functional strength
@figgy1331: Why come on here and put the kid down. Whats wrong with you. You say you come on here for the sups and then you read a article and comment on it. just stupid.Since you are so ripped and big and 10% body fat upload a picture with Todays newspaper from Jersey lets see what big boy has.
I was thinking the same thing when i read his training. Its sad when someone trains their biceps twice as much as their legs
Why do I need to prove myself to people on the internet? All I know is that I got recruited to play football after playing a whole season with a torn up knee. Then I had my surgery and a year and a half later I can squat 400 pounds. I follow a REAL workout program, one that does legs and explosive olympic lifts 3 times a week. I dont do any isolation movements, because they are for people who just want to look good, and i've gained almost 60 pounds in 2 and a half years. Yeah you are right maybe I shouldnt have put the kid down personally, I should have put bodybuilding.com down for putting a 137 pound kid on "the stage" for being a good weight lifter. Who in their right mind, on a website for bodybuilding, would advocate a kid who just eats 2 eggs an apple and peanut butter everyday and then is like "wow, he only has 5% bodyfat!". Im sure he works hard but another thing is they shouldn't put his workout regiment up because it is the ultimate bro workout. One half assed day for legs and then every other day for abs and arms? He is not even that cut how can you put him on a bodybuilding website? I've seen amateurs of the week before and they were impressive but the last few have been crap.
Lol oh boy. Another 130 pounder bb.com really? As Chris berman would say...C'MON MAN
Figgy...until bb.com makes an article about your life, no one wants to hear it. No one needs your negative comments. Keep doing what you're doing Sage.
Nobody cares what you think lol to each his own. Im not huge by any means but im not small. If he only wants to do legs 2 days a week thats his problem. Some people like to be smaller and ripped, other dudes like to bulk. No one cares about your opinion. Keep it up Sage.
This is just dumbness. Have you even read the rules on teen amateur of the week? People submit their information and then they pick someone. So guess what? If no one else submitted pictures this guy could of been teen amateur of the week by default. Why don't you submit yourself? You seem right around the mental age of a 13 year old.
As far as making a personal jab about the guy's dad; that is just screwed up. I don't make fun of your role models do I? No; probably because your real role model is the bag of Cheetos next to your computer inside of your troll cave. Don't be a jerk, and others won't have to be either.
Good job so far Sage. If your legs need work then take it as constructive criticism. Take his negativity and turn it into something positive for yourself. Good luck
PS Figgy, if you have something to say about my bf and height go for it. Cause secretly I'm actually a 6'5'' 230lb athlete with 9% bodyfat. I just wanted to post body stats that weren't true on here too.
PS hsomers, go join curves because thats where people with your body stats workout
figgy your a joke you have no proof backing anything up that your saying.
Man, if ur on about "figgy1331", it says he is 6'4" at 236lbs and 10% BF. If those stats are true then that is in no way fat.
Sage, are those stats correct? Because your same height as me, look bigger but weight 50lbs less? THat cant be right. Unless you have chicken legs.