At 1:20am this morning, I received this inquiry from a younger Two Scooper:
hollister01922 - I’ve always wanted to be big I’m 14 and weigh 164 lbs, I know small right, but I bench the most in my grade level maxing out at 200lbs, am I on the right track ? I’m also 5’9. Doesn’t hurt to start early huh? But I know some of these supplements aren’t for my body just yet but could you recommend any?
My first reaction is to say, this kid is smart, and he is strong. He is already benching 120+% of his bodyweight and is only 14 years old. His grammar and punctuation could use a little work, but that will come with 8th Grade English. Not to mention, he has the wherewithal to stay away from powerful supplements that may interfere with his body’s natural growth process.
My advice to hollister01922, and any other younger Two Scoopers out there, would be to stick to real food. Supplement your diet with two scoops of whey protein post-workout,… and pre-workout… and for breakfast, and also with lunch, dinner, and before bed. And if you need a boost of energy before you train, drink coffee. A multi-vitmain, creatine, and BCAAs won’t hurt you, but focus on eating a lot of natural foods while your body is still growing and adapting, puberty-ing, and having wet dreams.
You are in the prime of your life, your body is releasing growth hormones and testosterone like a motherfucker. Your body can grow and heal faster than it every will be able to again. All us older meatheads know that once you hit a certain age, your hormone levels and energy levels aren’t what they once were. This is why we take supplements, to make us feel better about aging (also they make us huger).
Nature itself has given young lifters (under the arbitrary age of 18) all the tools they need to get big. Eat clean, train hard, take Two Scoops of whey, murder people on the JV Football field, and you’ll be a Middle School BEAST.
But then I got this message from hollister01922 17 minutes later at 1:37am:
hollister01922 - Ayee tony, read your blog sounds good , much better than mine I’m only 15 and 5’9 and weigh 165 but I max out (bench) at 215 lbs. I’m on a good path right? Never too early right ? But I also know some supplements are too powerful for my body could you recommend some for me?
If your reading comprehension skills are good, you will notice that in the span of 17 minutes, hollister01922 became one year older, one pound heavier, and his max bench increased by 15lbs.
This means that whatever advice I am giving to 14 year olds is dogshit compared to what this kid knows. If you can increase your max bench by 15lbs in 17 minutes, don’t listen to me, just keep doing whatever it is you are doing (which I assume is taking Two Scoops).
Either that, or this kid was drunk and I am right.
-Tony “Two Scoops” Muscoli