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Created August 29, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Alright, so i'm currently 15 years old, slightly overweight (Got that stomach going) and i'm sick of it. I've been sick of it for about 2 years now and I've wanted to get rid of it. I finally worked up the motivation to work out, and I've got a routine which I will follow to hopefully achieve what I want. My routine is as follows: 25 push ups, 50 sit ups, 50x8kg dumbbell curls (each arm), 10 diamond push ups, 20x20kg benches.

I do that at least once a day, but will I face problems if I do it more? I know i'm only young so I don't want to have any issues later in life with muscle strains, etc. I feel I want to do my workout more than once, but I fear it will be to great of a strain on my body. Any tips towards it would be great, thanks.

Age: 15 Weight: 68 Kg's Height: 6'0

By summer (around 4 months) I hope to atleast have lost some of that stomach fat, staying around the same weight and gain muscle in my Bi/Tri/Chest.

(Just a note, I am currently doing this at home.)

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on August 30, 2013
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I was speaking generally for the room. Hence "FWIW" and the caveat that it all depends on how fat you are to start. Age, actually, is probably not all that much a factor one way or the other, except that these things tend to be harder for older people. As for your remarks about him being only 150 or so, I could not agree more. He should not be worried about losing weight. Mostly-- as it relates specifically to the matter at hand-- I wanted to emphasize that he needs to rest after training as much as he needs to train. I think.

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on August 29, 2013
at 03:10 PM

you are 41, not 15. Your experience is not appropriate. He does not need to loose weight.

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on August 29, 2013
at 02:53 PM

He's 150 lbs. why should he loose weight.

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He's 6 foot and 150 lbs. you want a 15 year old to loose weight? Your advice is reckless and inappropriate.

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on August 29, 2013
at 08:35 AM

Thanks, man. I'll really take that into consideration

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 29, 2013
at 10:37 AM

At your height and weight you should not have a fat stomach. So there are really two possibilities. 1) you have not reach a maturity level where you are producing sufficient testosterone (I assume you are male). 2) your diet is sapping you of testosterone

You don't need to exercise to loose weight. You need to exercise to put on muscle and gain weight. I would suggest focusing on lifting heavy twice a week and adding a sprint session each week. Then after a month or so, add a third day of lifting. High rep is fine, but it is inefficient for your goals

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on August 29, 2013
at 08:23 AM

The benefit from working out comes during the recovery phase. If you don't give yourself time (like days instead of hours) to recover from your workouts you can actually overtrain and reduce your progress. Check out Marks Daily Apple, Mark Sisson has written extensively about this. There likely isn't benefit to doing that routine more than once a day, and maybe even not more than 4 times per week.

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on August 29, 2013
at 08:35 AM

Thanks, man. I'll really take that into consideration

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F5a8a14fc6a4d33c2563d0dd3066698a

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on August 29, 2013
at 02:00 PM

FWIW, it was my experience that I didn't need to exercise to lose about 70% of the weight I wanted to lose, but exercise became more necessary as I got closer to goal.

I imagine anyone's experience with this will have a lot to do with how fat he or she was when starting.

But when it comes to weight training, I have to affirm the assertion that the real growth happens when resting. I have only recently started more vigorously lifting weights, so I have little input there, but this has definitely seemed true when it comes to my cycling.

When I cycle a lot, every day, I feel pretty good, but I don't seem to improve in performance. But if I put in a long ride and rest for a few days afterwards, the next time I get on the bike I am surprised to find my cadence sits-- literally-- in a higher gear than before.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 29, 2013
at 02:53 PM

He's 150 lbs. why should he loose weight.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 29, 2013
at 03:10 PM

you are 41, not 15. Your experience is not appropriate. He does not need to loose weight.

F5a8a14fc6a4d33c2563d0dd3066698a

(714)

on August 30, 2013
at 11:59 AM

I was speaking generally for the room. Hence "FWIW" and the caveat that it all depends on how fat you are to start. Age, actually, is probably not all that much a factor one way or the other, except that these things tend to be harder for older people. As for your remarks about him being only 150 or so, I could not agree more. He should not be worried about losing weight. Mostly-- as it relates specifically to the matter at hand-- I wanted to emphasize that he needs to rest after training as much as he needs to train. I think.

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on August 29, 2013
at 01:30 PM

I'd have to thoroughly disagree with the notion that you don't need to exercise to lose weight. You don't need to weight train to lose weight, but you do need some sort of cardio or movement in general like jogging/walking. Unless you want to -really- limit your calories. I had a stomach going for a long time, even when I was a pre-teen, so it's just a thing some of us go through more than others. Keep up on your diet and do some cardio on top of the what you're already doing (don't over do it like the first guy said), and you should definitely see improvements.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 29, 2013
at 02:52 PM

He's 6 foot and 150 lbs. you want a 15 year old to loose weight? Your advice is reckless and inappropriate.

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