Hello T Nation, I am a thin 15 year old who wishes to change himself physically as to increase athletic potential. I currently play lacrosse, but will soon add indoor track and rugby to played sports. I am 5'5 (165cm) and weigh a mere 125 lbs.
With interest in joining a varsity program, I have started stronglifts 5x5, even with its mixed reviews, but I feel as if I need something more. Five compound lifts will target a lot of muscle groups, but I don't feel that stronglifts will help me in achieving my goals. I wish to gain weight, be it fat or muscle, and overall athleticism. Some friends from lacrosse have taught me Power Clean form and with some Youtube videos, I found that my form was decent(I'll put a form check vid soon) and I wish to utilize those to increase explosiveness.
My question for you the reader is, Should I stick with stronglifts or should I expand my boundries in order to build athleticism? I know these goals will help me in becoming a bigger, stronger version of myself mentally and physically. I just need your help as many of you have completed set goals.
Farthest I went with stronglifts:
5x5 Squat: 105 lbs
5x5 Bench: 65 lbs
5x5 Overhead Press: 55 lbs
5x5 Barbell Row: 75 lbs
1x5 Deadlift: 135 lbs
These lifts are as low as they are because this was after less than a month of stronglifts and imo I'm weak due to lack of any weight training. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks