Here is a teen workout appropriate for people ages 10-17. Contrary to myths you might have heard, working out IS good for teens and it will NOT stunt growth. Here are seven great reasons why teens should work out according to the American Academy of Pediatrics:
Improved long term health
Reduced bodyfat – eliminate obesity and get 6-pack abs
Increased cardiovascular fitness
Increased bone strength
Improved cholesterol levels
This workout is for everyone, doesn’t matter if you are skinny, fat, weak, or the star of the wrestling team – I show you in this video how to do a workout appropriate for your ability level. Doing this workout consistently will make you feel great!!! By the way, its always a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting any workout program.
Now, I know you are dying to get to the lifting weights part but this teen workout has TWO parts and this part is just as important. If you want to get ripped so you can see your 6-pack abs, you need burn off some fat, and to do this you need to spend at least 30min a day, preferably an hour or more, playing! Playing soccer, playing basketball, playing football, skateboarding, biking. Playing sports is a very important part of this teen workout because the running and jumping is going to be your leg workout, in the weight workout we are not going to do legs. So, find a sport that you enjoy and do it every day! If you are over 180lbs, its best to start with a low impact form of exercise like walking, biking or swimming until you have reduced your weight. By the way, this is what people call cardiovascular exercise, or cardio for short.
The second part of this teen workout is a 45min upper body workout you will do 2-3 times a week. There are seven exercises to workout pecs, lats, triceps, biceps and abs. I have carefully chosen the exercises so that they provide a challenging, killer workout with maximum safety. 95% of weight room injuries come from either...