Posted by: Brayden
What's a good heavy duty program for a 16 yr old? I am really into Mike Mentzer's Training.
Posted by: Paul
Mike Mentzer started training in his early teens and what he did was train his whole body three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He concentrated on getting stronger on the basic exercises and as you can see from the picture above by the age of 19 he was pretty damn big already and won the Mr. Philadelphia contest.
In his books "The Mentzer Method to Fitness" and "Mike Mentzer's Complete Book of Weight Training" he listed out the following workout routine for beginners and teenagers to get the best results for gaining strength and muscle mass.
Bent Over Rows
Press Over Head
It's also important to watch Mike Mentzer's Workout video see https://www.trulyhuge.com/Mike_Mentzer_HIT_Video.htm so you can see the exact exercise form, repetition speed, etc. that Mike would use when he trained people.
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