A balanced exercise routine includes aerobic cardio activity, stretching, and strength training. Walking, running, and swimming are examples of aerobic activity. Aerobic activity strengthens your heart and lungs. Stretching improves your flexibility. Strength training uses resistance, like free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, or a person's own weight, to build muscles and strength. Teens may want to strength train to improve sports performance, treat or prevent injuries, or improve appearance.
Weight Training for Teens
Muscle-building in your teens: the ultimate guide
Though most teens believe that the longer they workout in the gym the more bodybuilding results they will get, in reality, bodybuilding workouts should not last more than 1 hour tops with 45 minutes being an even more optimal length. The reason for this is because after minutes of intense training, testosterone levels begin to fall and cortisol levels begin to rise. Not a good scenario for those of us who would like to build muscle and lose some body fat. Therefore, the mission is to get in and out of the gym; so that means no socializing during workout time.
Bodybuilding Tips for Teens
Teen bodybuilding is growing at an alarming rate, as enthusiastic teens hit the gym every night of the week. I don't blame them. Teen bodybuilding is one of the most effective ways to boost a skinny guys self-confidence and self-image. Did I also mention lots of attention and admiration from the ladies and respect from the guys.
Teenage is a time of constant changes for both boys and girls. While some of these changes are anticipated, many others may leave teens feeling awkward or, em, uncomfortable about their bodies. Like most teens, your teen may want to bulk up and feel proud of his or her body.