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17 Years Old, Looking for Pointers


Hi guys, I’m 17 and have been training for 3 years. I’m 6’3" and 185 pounds, I know I’m not huge and I’m nowhere near full grown. I’m just looking for some pointers.

Workouts (they change every 2 weeks or so)

Typical Upper

Clean and Jerk 4,3,2,2,1
Barbell Bench 6,5,5,4
Seated Row 6,5,5,4
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 3x5
Med-ball Push ups 3xMax
Explosive Cage Pulls or Pull ups 3xMax

Core on sets 1 and 3

Typical Lower

Snatch 4,3,2,2,1
Squat or Front Squat 6,5,5,4
Split Squat 3x8
Step Ups 3x8
Ball Hammy’s 3x20
Straight Leg Dead lift 3x8
Box Jumps 3x10

Core on sets 1 and 3

Meal Plan

I’m not going to go into specifics but currently I try to eat 4,600 kcal on training days and 3,900 kcal on non-training days.

Front unflexed

different front


back flexed

How long have u been training like this? If its been very long, for training for as long as you have you just need to plain eat more, youre not as far along as you could be but you’re still new to the game. You have something you can build on and your workout is alot better than what others do. But ya at this point just eat more and more, you’re young.

I’ve been training for size since January. The rest of the 3 years was Hockey specific, more for speed and strength than size. The diet I just started last week, before that I just ate as much as possible. Now I’m trying to get some structure.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, I COMMAND THEE GOETH OUT TO MOTHER NATURE SLAUGHTER THYSELF 3 BULLS AND FEAST ON THE BLOODY CARCASSES DAY AND NIGHT, WHERE ARE THINE WINGS.

At your age you got 4 years to grow on average, still ~ ;p good for you. EAT EAT EAT EAT.