Ok, this is not rocket science. I am going to guess this kid is fairly inactive right now. I am going to assume that he makes terrible food choices and has a problem with portion control.
Starting him on a specific program, or the Anabolic Diet is crazy at this point. Tell the kid he can’t eat carbs and I guarantee when he gets to that 48 hour carb load period it is going to be a junk food free for all.
One easy principle to follow: KISS. Don’t overwhelm the kid with a strict diet and a program. Just get him moving. Have him lift full body 3 times per week, and try to do something where he is moving two times a week. Teach him basic principles, basic movements, teach him basic progressions. Notice the one word I keep using BASIC.
As far as diet, teach the kid how to eat right and make good choices. Give him a database of good healthy protein, carb, veggies, fruits, and fat sources. Set up some guidelines and let him pick and choose and create a “diet” for himself. This kid needs to learn how to manage his weight, not be on a diet, he needs to learn to make good choices so he doesn’t return to old habits.
He doesn’t need a strict no carb diet and advanced training program. Call me whatever you want and flame away for me not putting the kid through the ringer with the velocity diet and a Thib’s contest prep body building program. (Not that there is anything wrong with either of them, hell I have done the V-diet twice.) But the kid needs some guidance and needs to see some success first, then you can progress him as needed. [/quote]
I gotta agree with BT on this, if you put the kid on something super strict he’ll likely give up quickly. My guess is he’s like every other teenager these days, sits in front of the computer, TV or Xbox for 8 hours. Get him outside walking to start off, 30min a day will do him a world of good. Teach him about empty calories and how even a snack size snickers is a waste of calories. Show him around the gym, teach him the basic “football” strength movements and get him comfortable with them once he’s got that figured out then progress a little at a time. Before long he’ll be hooked and not realize how much work he’s doing. Personally I believe if you throw to much at most kids they are going to be overwellmed(sp) and quit on you. Take it slow with him, I’m guessing that a little is going to go a long way with a kid that heavy.