Bulking up Stacks for Male Teen
By Kareem - July 15, 2014
As a teenager, you might find it hard to put on a lot of mass. That's because your body is using a lot of nutrients to grow and adapt to being an adult.If you're on the skinny side though, there are a few things you can do to get a bit bigger.
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Supps That Can Help:
Supplements can help you get the most out of a good diet and exercise program, but they won't replace it. If you're finding it hard to get the nutrients you need, here are some supps that can help:
These supplements have the protein your body needs to repair muscles, as well as carbohydrates for energy and helping speed up the process. They are absorbed quickly, so are great to take after a workout.
There are dozens of important vitamins and minerals, and unless you're very watchful on what you eat, it's easy to miss out on some. Get a good multivitamin to make sure you've got all those little nutrients your body needs to operate at peak efficiency.
If you want to build size, you need to really stress your muscles and lift heavy. To lift heavy more often, taking BCAAs during a workout can help keep your muscles fresh and energised. BCAAs are amino acids that can bypass your liver and kidneys to go straight to work on your muscles, repairing them and removing fatigue toxins. It's that little bit of help that can mean you get those extra few reps in that really make a difference later.
Creatine has been used by athletes for decades, because it works. If you're after more explosive energy, adding this to your supplement stack can really help. It soaks into your muscles and pulls in moisture, which brings with it the fuel and nutrients your muscles need, and when that moisture leaves, it takes the fatigue toxins with it.
Eating is the most important part of gaining bulk. You just can't do it without the materials! Try to eat 5-6 smaller meals every day, and include lots of protein and complex carbohydrates, as well as some good fats. Always avoid the bad fats, like those found in deep-fried food or refined sugar. You want fats that your body can use, not fats that will go straight to your gut.
At your age, you should definitely have a coach. Find someone who has experience in the area you want and seek their advice. If that's football, powerlifting or bodybuilding, each sport will have it's own little differences.
The one thing that is constant is that you'll need to work hard. You'll be lifting heavy weights and you'll get sore, tired and feel starving most of the time. That's fine, that means your body is repairing and growing your muscles. It may take a while to show, but it will happen.
Getting big takes time, it won't happen quickly and as a teen, it's going to take longer than most people, but if you stick at it, the results will come. Some people take ages to see a decent size increase, but then find it easy to maintain, while others put on size easily, but need to keep the intensity up to keep it. It just depends on your body and genetics, but even if you're a hard gainer, you'll still get to where you want if you just stick with it.
Design your own stack:
Feel free to make a stack to suit your needs (and budget). We've selected some appropriate products below: