Putting on muscle mass can be quite challenging for some people. This is especially true for teenagers. One of the main reasons that teenagers have so much trouble building muscle and putting on mass is that they are still growing. Since their bodies are still growing, their metabolism is also in high gear since it takes a ton of energy to actually grow taller.
If you're a teenager who's struggling to put on some mass, I feel your pain. When I was in my teens it was very difficult for me to put on any weight whatsoever. By the time I was 14 I was already about 6 foot 3 inches tall. However, I only weighed about 160 pounds. For someone of that height that's about 30 pounds underweight.
Fortunately, I finally discovered a few exercises that helped me pack on some mass during the summer after my freshman year of college. Within 3 months I was able to gain about 30 pounds of solid mass. That was pretty crazy for someone who had trouble gaining any weight at all.
If you'd like to pack on some pounds like I did, try using these exercises. I managed to find a video of a guy named Mike Chang explaining these exercises and how they'll help you gain mass. Be sure to watch it at the end of this article. Here are the exercises you need to focus on.
The first exercise you need to focus on is the bench press. This probably doesn't come as a surprise to you since it's such a popular exercise. However, I see lots of skinny guys who avoid this it because they don't want to look weak when they get in the gym because they can't bench very much.
The first thing you need to do is forget about trying to impress people when you're in the gym. It's not a bodybuilding contest, so don't treat it like one. You're in the gym for one reason: to get bigger. Make sure you're doing your bench presses and the mass will follow.
The second exercise is deadlifts. This exercise helps build a lot of strength all over your body and not just in your legs. I would recommend wearing a weight belt if you have access to one just to make sure that you don't hurt your back. You should also definitely start light with this one if you've never done it before. You can easily injure yourself if you try to show off and lift more than you can handle.
The final exercise is squats. Squats build tremendous lower body strength and even some endurance. The other benefit of squats is that they induce the release of growth hormones in your body. This helps your body build muscle all over the place and not just in your legs. Be sure that you have someone spotting you on this exercise. If you are using a weight that's too heavy you can easily find yourself overwhelmed.
I hope this article has helped a bit. Be sure that you're focusing on these 3 exercises if you want to see the most muscle gain. I can definitely attribute most of my gains to these 3 exercises. If you don't know how to do these exercises you can easily find instructions on youtube.
This article describes how to gain muscle for teenagers.