Hey, I'm 15 years old and will be 16 in October.
Now, the reason I've started weightlifting is because my dad encourages me to. I'm naturally a person of a fast metobalism so I'm skinny but do have muscle. My muscles on both arms are generally quite big when I tense them but my arms aren't as big as I'd like them to be...theyre skinny. Also my legs are quite skinny too. I've been weightlifting for about 1 week now. I have 40k dumbells but at the moment I only do 10kg on each weight. My dad showed me how to excercise my Arms, Shoulders and Chest with weights. I do 5 sets of each one. For example: I do arms once, until im tired, have a rest, then do a 2nd set, until im tired, then have a break, and i continue so forth for just the arms. Then i do the same for shoulders which I excercise in 2 ways, and my chest. I do my legs on the 2nd day. so one day i do arms, chest and shoulders then the next i do legs.
I am really determined to do this and have quitted mostly all my internet time for this reason, as I want to be healthy and happy with my body.
I've started eating healthy stuff such as fish, pasta, but for some reason I cannot consume alot of meat. I look for foods with good ammount of protein, with good ammount of calories but are low in fat...they're not that easy to find though. I figured out that I need 35g of protein a day through by how much i weigh. I weigh roughly 42kg which is about 91 pounds. I've started eating alot of fruit too like oranges, manneolas, strawberry yoghurts and bananas with my cereal. (all bran flakes) I checked out a site which says a Male needs 2500 calories a day....which I find hard to believe because I don't get anywhere near as much as that a day. So is it just for older people? Anyway, to get to the point: My dad said he'd get me USN Protein Shake which he drinks alot and I've had some of it before. I would find it much easier to consume protein this way. I know that I HAVE to excercise if I take the shake to develop my muscles, and that's exactly what i'll do. I drink loads of milk and have started to drink loads of water as well, because obviously it gives me the energy i need for weight lifting. Basically, I just want opinions from people to tell me if i'm on the right track, with what I'm doing. My dad has told me it will take pretty long, and I know that...I'm prepared to do this for months.
Feedback is greatly appreciated.