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Bulking Up?

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Posted by Sick'n'Tired on 4 years ago

Long story short... my 16 year old son is entering into grade 11 and that means the senior football team.

For the past 2 years he was on the junor team and lost about 20 lbs. of, what I call, his baby fat. Now he has to bulk up because those boys on the senior team are huge. A 145 lbs. Line Backer is no good for the team. I told him he may have to switch positions to a running back or something because he was 155 lbs., but the coach has had them working out and instead of bulking up he lost another 10 lbs. I wish I had his metabolisim.

Any advice on what I can give him to help him bulk up?

This topic contains 2 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Sick'n'Tired 4 years ago.

Replies To Bulking Up?

  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    4 years ago

    Dear Tammy,

    To bulk up I would suggest adding in juices and smoothies. Smoothies with fruit, superfoods, protein powders, good fats (coconut oil) plus bananas and avocadoes.

    Eat plenty of the starchy fruits and vegetables to ensure adequate carbohydrate such as sweet potato, potato, pumkpin, carrots, beets. You can also juice these.

    Consume plenty of good fats in the diet such as coconut oil, fish, avocadoes, olive oil, walnut oil etc...

    Eat every 2-3 hours plus have a snack close to bed (1-2hrs). He also wants to consume carbohydrates, fats and protein at each snack and meal.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions!

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago

    OK I will let you know how it goes. Thanks. He eats a lot of pasta these days but it's not doing the trick. Let's see how upping the frequency and what he eats goes.

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