My 13 year old has a very high metabolism and is probably a bit short on protein. He's a mountain biker and very active after school so I bet he is burning muscle throughout the day. As a result he is a very thin kid with little muscle.
He was asking me if he could do my bootcamp videos to bulk up his muscles. As a mid 40s women I'm focused on HIIT workouts for building muscle and weight loss.
Any tips on what he should try to get started? Following Sean's lifting programs starting with just body weight and progressing up, vs Lisa's HIIT workouts?
thanks for the ideas, Jen
Following Sean's lifting programs and adding weights should be plenty, especially if he is already active and fit. I would be careful about focusing on bulking a teenage boy. If he's active and works out with an eye toward well rounded fitness he will find his size as he grows and matures. If he feels he really needs to focus on getting stronger, there is a ton of information available on power workouts ( power lifting, olympic lifting, body building) that provide fairly dramatic results. The body bulk comes more from food than the lifting. I would be really cautious encouraging a teenager to eat more than his hunger dictates. Hormones and growth will come into play in the next few years, so if he is patient, eats clean, and just stays fit he will probably mature well naturally.
I am a 55 year old firefighter who found bodyrock about 4 years ago while looking for new workouts post full knee replacement. Prior to that I power lifted and worked out for sports: football, karate, skiing, hiking etc.. I spent years trying different workouts and pushing heavier and heavier weights, and now I look back and wish I'd had something like bodyrock 40 years ago.