Well it's currently the off season for soccer and I have a few questions. Before I go any further, I'm 15, 60kgs (133lbs) at around 1.75m (5'9"), my body fat percentage is around 11-12% (I haven't actually measured, I'm just comparing myself to others at that BF%).
I've been lifting for around 1 and a half months now and I've really enjoyed it, I've really improved my physique and I've enjoyed getting a lot stronger. I've been using my custom made program:
Bench Press 5x5
Pec Deck Machine 3x8
Bicep Curls 4x6
Chin Ups 3xfailure
Shoulder Press machine 5x5
Dumbbell Front Raise 3x8
Seated Cable Row 3x6
Leg Curl 3x8
Tricep Extensions 3x8
Push ups 2-3xfailure
I do cardio three times a week but it's mainly sprints as my cardiovascular is already good and I've heard that cardiovascular training isn't as effective, if I do any cardio I try to keep it 15-20 mins.
and my nutrition is generally to shoot for 250g of carbohydrates (I often go up to 280 but I'm not bothered), 130g of protein and 70g of fats (mainly unsaturated).
Now come the questions:
Is it suitable for me to continue lifting and eating this way as a soccer player? I play as a defender and I want to bulk up a little so that I can be more dominant on the field and make more successful tackles. Will I end up becoming too big to play or will I become slower? I've heard so much about how soccer players should avoid weights and only focus on press-ups, chin-ups etc. but I really enjoy lifting weights and I don't wanna have to quit it just because of what lots of others think. So are there any soccer players who lift weights here? How do you think I could improve my routine(s) and nutrition? Any feedback is welcome though.
Sorry if this seems like a rambling.