One of the new students to the Judo class I teach wants to “get as big as possible, as fast as possible”. He wants to play D-line for his football team. He is 15 years old about 5’7" and 165lbs. He is currently taking creatine, NO2, protein, and there was something else he was taking that I can’t remember to reduce muscle soreness. His football coach has them lifting 3 days a week doing circuits.
I appreciate his motivation, but I think he could be doing a lot more for himself just by lifting and controling his diet, and probably save his adolescent sized wallet at the same time. I’m looking for thoughts on what is and isn’t safe for teenagers to be playing with, esspecially at an age when the body and hormones are going through so many changes naturally.