If you want to be a good teen bodybuilder then carry on reading this article. I am going to tell you about basic teen bodybuilding. This article will tell you about reps and sets, how much weight, how many days, goal setting, motivation and more!
How Many Days
To start off with, you need to know how may days you can train each week. When you start bodybuilding 3 days a week is ideal. When you get more experienced you can train 4 and 5 days a week.
Also, any bodybuilder will recommend you to train 3 days a week and each body part one a week. So, say you trained Mon, Tues and Fri.
- Mon: Chest, Biceps and Abs
- Tues: Back, Calves and Shoulders
- Fri: Quads, Hams, Triceps and Abs
Length of Session
Each of your workout sessions should be around an hour but no more than an hour and a half. In my workouts I do now, each one has a 1 minute break between sets so the approximate time is 48 minutes. PERFECTION!
Reps 'n Sets 'n Weight
Figuring out how many reps and sets to do is probably one of the hardest things to do in bodybuilding. As well as what weight to use. A lot of people in the message boards say that their program works and everyone should try it. Well, it might work for them but it doesn't mean that it will work for you. You need to experiment with different numbers of reps to see how your body will respond.
Use different weight until you find the one that works for the time. I know that this can take a few months but every pro and amateur bodybuilder has done it. C'mon man, everyone has different genetics.
Now, as a guideline, if 12 reps works best then you need to use a weight that you can do 6 reps with good form. This is the same for 10 and 8 reps. With lower reps like 6 and 4 you use a heavy weight, which you and only you can manage. This is the weight you need for reps of 6 and 4.
Now a recap of that. For 12, 10, or 8 reps use a weight which you can use for 6 reps easily. And for 6 or 4 reps use a really heavy weight which you can only just handle. This is High Intensity Training (HIT). It is the best kind of thing for the best gains.
After you have figured out what your workout program is, you need to set goals for yourself. Make sure your goal is achievable and in a short period of time. Good goals to set are things like losing or gaining weight, getting to a certain body fat percentage and adding to your bench or a different exercise.
Bad goals are things like I want to be like Ronnie Coleman in a year or getting from 20% body fat to 5% body fat in 6 months. This is impossible. Realistic goals will be achieved in a few months and when accomplished will motivate you even more and you will set another goal to achieve.
A good way to motivate yourself is to get pictures, posters or videos of your favorite bodybuilders. Also, go to contests as this will motivate you more and you can learn about contests and what the judges look for.
Finally, when you have achieved a goal reward yourself with things like a new belt or gloves. Buy a new piece of clothing or equipment or video or CD to motivate you. This will cry on for a few years and cost a bit of money. However it will all be worth it and you will have the best ever reward...the perfect physique, health and most importantly a perfect life ahead.
Bodybuilding changes your life mentally and physically. You will get much more than a perfect body but your life will become much more happy and perfect. Bodybuilding brings out the best in people and it will bring out the best in you if you give it a chance.
I hope I have helped and motivated you all.
Good luck guys and keep it natural.