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17 YO Football & Track Thrower Bulking Up


#1

I am a 17 year old and i play football offensive line man and i also throw shot and disc in track. I am lifting evry week and would like to bulk up and gain more muscle. I need to know what suppliments to take. Any advice thanks!


#2
  1. Food
  2. Food
  3. Food

Supplements do not dictate whether you bulk up. Eating a calorie surplus does. I know many supplements are extremely popular in highschool (all things, even illegal) but if you don’t eat it doesn’t matter.

Also, if you say “but I eat I ton but don’t get bigger” then you’re not eating a ton. It’s that simple.


#3

Eat everything, seriously. Which is like the greatest thing ever.


#4

If you want more suggestions–
Milk
Eggs
Creatine
And LIFT WEIGHTS IN SEASON


#5

Thank you for the advice my football team started training again about 8 weeks ago I gained 10 pounds going from 265 to 275 and I also increased my core lifts by 100 pounds. I do not really have a diet i basically do eat whatever i see around the kitchen. Any diet plans i could follow that would be healthier than just eating anything.


#6

If it says ‘chicken’ and the ingredients list anything other than ‘chicken’ probably don’t eat it…
The less processed the better man. A quick glance at the ingredients can help you out, if its full of numbers and codes stay away from it. Also sugars will keep you fatter than fats ever will.
A real basic guide for building mass is a 2 to 1 ratio of carbs to protein, So if you have an average steak with 25g protein, a cup of brown rice should have about 55g of carbs. Then just make sure you get plenty of vegetables and drink heaps of whole milk.