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Re: Weight Gainers & Teenager Usage

Re: Weight Gainers & Teenager Usage

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Posted by doc on December 18, 1999 at 13:01:53:

In Reply to: Weight Gainers & Teenager Usage posted by Tee on December 15, 1999 at 21:49:10:

I'll assume it was your son's coach who recommended this? This is too bad, because your son, being only 15, may still have several years left before he reaches peak body size. If you look at all the 15 year old boys out there, you'll notice a huge variety of sizes. How big your son gets will partially depend on his genetics. How big are you and your son's mother? Now, as for a 10,000 calorie diet, I never heard of something so ridiculous as that. Even if this were a low fat diet, your son is still consuming way too much fat. (for perspective, tour de france athletes, who expend about 8000 calories/day, don't eat that much!) Your son will gain weight, but it won't be all muscle. It's a shame that someone is pressuring him to do this, this is where the problem lies. This diet is unhealthy, period. If your son wants to gain muscle mass, have him eat alittle more protein (no expensive supplements necessary)and continue weight training. The ultimate way to increase muscle mass is through weight training, not by eating 10000 calories a day! I would also recommend that you tell your son he still has lots of time to grow, no need to rush it along.
Good luck



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