Although bodybuilding used to be an adult sport, nowadays more and more teens are becoming interested in it, motivated by their idols such as sportsmen and actors. Teens want to have great bodies which they want to show around their friends and bodybuilding will make that happen for them.
Some claim that bodybuilding can negatively impact a young person’s growth, and it, in fact can, if not practiced properly. But, with a good plan, proper form when performing exercise any teen will reap numerous benefits of being a bodybuilder.
Bodybuilding is the Best Way to Combat Health Problems
Nowadays, when sedentary lifestyle is on the rise, teens are spending more time than ever before using devices such as TV, smartphone, computer. Of course, this can result in numerous health problems, ranging from heart conditions to curvature of the spine.
Bodybuilding can help overweight teens, for instance, lose weight, gain muscle mass and reduce the risk of heart conditions. Regular workouts will decrease their body fat levels and keep them low. Teens who lack in upper body strength and suffer from back pain, for example, can use bodybuilding to combat that problem. However, pushing yourself beyond your limits can also have negative effects on your health, so you should be balanced and patient.
Building a Foundation for the Future
Bodybuilding is a great way of preparing yourself, both physically and mentally, for future challenges and adult life. Although it is extremely difficult for teens to add muscle mass before they enter puberty, and they should not try too hard, bodybuilding can help them develop their bodies and minds. They just have to avoid heavy lifting, focus on bodyweight exercises, and have an experienced adult around them while working out.
Teens can improve their strength, endurance and the visual appearance of their bodies, also bodybuilding will teach them to be patient and disciplined. Teens who play sports, such as football or basketball, can improve their overall game and prevent injuries, if they add bodybuilding to their training program.
If you are interested in becoming a bodybuilder all you need is a gym you can go to, motivation and appropriate gym clothing which you feel confident and comfortable in. It would also be wise not to work out alone, so having someone to spot or coach you is a good solution.
Bodybuilding Will Improve Your Sleep and Boost Confidence and Self-Esteem
If you are constantly having problems falling asleep at night, it is probably because you are not spending enough energy during the day. Bodybuilding will definitely improve your sleep as you will get tired from those exhausting workouts,so your body and mind will need sleep to recover.
There are certain standards of how an average teen is supposed to look, and anyone who does not fit into those standards might get picked at and will, as a result, suffer from low confidence and self-esteem. Bodybuilding will make you feel comfortable in your own body, which will lead to a higher level of self-esteem. You will definitely attract the attention of the opposite sex, which will boost your confidence and self-esteem even more.
You Can Stand Up to Those Bullies now
Numerous teens are getting bullied and pushed around in their schools. But, once you start bodybuilding, and after a period of time you become stronger, more confident and your self-esteem increases, you can easily stand up to those bullies.
This does not mean that you have to resort to violence, as these bullies might become intimidated by the new you. If it does get violent, have no concerns, because you are now stronger and more confident than you were before.
Overall Quality of Your Life Will ImproveTaking all these benefits into consideration, it is quite obvious that bodybuilding can improve the overall quality of your life. It will also prepare you for adulthood, so waste no time and start bodybuilding today.
With thanks to: Peter Minkoff
Peter is a health and fitness writer for My Empowered World magazine. He is dedicated to healthy living, exercising and spending time outdoors as much as possible. A firm believer in healthy diet, natural yet organic smoothies for overall health benefits, Peter is powered by true motivation in all aspects of yoga and fitness-ing. He hopes to run his own yoga and fitness center someday. You can follow Peter on Twitter.