View Full Version : 15 years old and starting...Constuctive Crit

03-24-2006, 08:19 PM
15 years old and just starting.
Constructive critisism
(Note: May be shockin[lol])

03-24-2006, 08:29 PM
are you training at all?

if so what's your split like?

03-24-2006, 08:31 PM
Well, you want constructive criticism, here ya go.

Start eating a lot of dairy and meat products and start lifting weights. I would suggest doing a lot of powerlifting exercises such as benchpress, deadlifts, and squats. Using these three exercises will most likely give you the largest gains in the beginning and that will allow you to stay with lifting.

03-24-2006, 08:31 PM
Come again?
Like I said... I have only been training for about 3-4weeks...
Plus, I had to stop for a while...( School Work >:( )

03-24-2006, 08:33 PM
it's still to early to tell, give it some time, what's your split like?

03-24-2006, 08:36 PM
I don't know...
I mean I don't know what you are saying...
Know where a WBB dictionary might be???

03-24-2006, 08:39 PM

How's your training routine?

03-24-2006, 08:49 PM
What exercises do you do on what days?

03-24-2006, 09:06 PM
I work with Dumbells for now (2.5kg)x2
And I do about 100x to evert area...
And I do sit ups...
Meh... I still haven't got into my routins until Monday

03-24-2006, 09:25 PM
Okay, well you should definately look into going to a gym and fully utilizing their weights. You would see significant gains. Unless you want to look like as thin as a model I would suggest lifting heavier weights. 5 pound dumbells are not going to cut it.

03-24-2006, 10:08 PM
i think what you need is a routine. i would suggest you look at a bunch of the online journals follow it up for a week. read another journal and so on.
dont worry about the numbers look at there "splits" this means what bodypart they are training and on what days.
i.e arm,back (monday) shoulders,biceps(tues) etc....
then look at what what exercises they are doing heres an interesting link you can use to see how the exercises are done http://www.exrx.net/Exercise.html
look up on the main menu on how exercises are done.

03-25-2006, 10:13 AM
Congratulations on taking an interest in your body. Before you hit the gym, though, I suggest you hit the books. It's important to understand a little bit about how the body builds muscle and burns fat, and get to grips with the basics of nutrition. That way you'll be able to understand the benefits of doing a particular exercise, to understand how much you should be lifting and how often, and to understand that what you eat is as important as how much weight you lift.

I see a lot of very well-intentioned people down at the gym wasting their time doing exercises that do them no good at all. I congratulate them on their effort and motivation, but feel sorry for them because they'll never achieve their goals.

Here's the site that was recommended to me when I first started lifting weights. It's geared towards women-lifters, but the information is extremely clear and understandable: http://www.stumptuous.com/cms/index.php

You can obviously ignore the womanly-bits of the site -- for example, I doubt your period is going to get in the way of your working out!

I'm going to disagree with the other posters on here. Since you're just starting out, I don't think that you need a "split" routine (one where you work different body parts on different days, to allow them sufficient rest between workouts). I think that you can initially start with a good, solid full-body workout and move to a split routine as you develop.

Here's one that's recommended on the site I mentioned earlier (you'll find the full details and illustrations of each exercisehere (http://www.stumptuous.com/cms/displayarticle.php?aid=133)):

Squat or leg press 2 x 12-15
Lat pulldown 2 x 12-15
Standing overhead shoulder press 2 x 12-15
One-arm dumbbell row 2 x 12-15
Bench press 2 x 12-15
Calf raise 1 x 15
Ab crunches or Swissball crunches 2 x 12-15

Do that routine three times a week and you'll make huge gains. And here's the good news -- build a strong foundation now, and in a few years when the testosterone really kicks in, you'll be able to build muscle even faster!

You'll need access to a gym or a set of weights to do these exercises. If you don't have a gym at your school, ask your phys ed department if they know of a gym you could use -- often the local YMCA is a good place for young lifters.

It's important that you get someone qualified to show you the techniques before you start working out on your own. This is particularly important with exercises like the squat, where you can hurt yourself badly if your form is bad.

You may want to find a workout partner, too. They're invaluable for motivation and support, and can help to spot you (protect you from dropping the weights on yourself) when you're doing exercises like the bench press. You may find someone at your school, one of your friends, or you may find someone through a gym like the YMCA.

In any case, good luck!

03-25-2006, 11:44 AM

03-26-2006, 12:48 AM
That's more like it!
Constructive Critism is very good :D

Canadian Crippler
03-26-2006, 01:38 AM
Good post, but that routine isn't very good. Check out WBB#1 routine on www.wannabebig.com

03-26-2006, 02:47 AM
Good post, but that routine isn't very good. Check out WBB#1 routine on www.wannabebig.com:withstupi

Here's a direct link to WBB#1: http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=25