I am a 17 year old senior in highschool, and I am doing a senior project where i am acting as a personal trainer for my 15 year old brother. For this project I am required to write a research paper and the topic i chose for that paper was the dangers of steroids in athletics. I would like to conduct an interview with any profesionals in sports medicine or any trainers on how they feel about my topic. Or if you could suggest some good articles, books or studies for me to include in my paper that would be great also.
Also it would be excellent if you could give me some advice on where to go with my brother. So far I have been training him off of the experience I have but it would great if I could get some advice from professional trainers.
If anyone is intrested in helping me out please leave your email and i will send you a list of questions i have.
the primary objective for my brother is to make him strong, but also to have him increase in size. when we started he was about 6', 130lbs and now he's about 140lbs but he seems to have hit a wall and cant gain any more weight. I have all his beggining measurments and i plan to take them agian in a few days to see his progress. We live in northern California.
As far as training your brother goes (without steroids), you can find all of your answers by starting with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The NSCA is the best resource for information, certification (they called it "CSCS"), and finding a CSCS-certified instructor near you.
Post by Emily Casey, M.D. on Jul 23, 2006 12:53:48 GMT -6
No, there are no "recommended" steroids or growth hormones for young healthy people to increase there size. You have to be careful with the supplements that are availabe, that they do not contain other harmful products. You need to remember that "most" young adults will grow until about the age of 16-18 y.o. ANd after the height, weight and muscle mass can continue to increase with the proper strength and conditioning training. Also, proper nutrition is a big part height and healthy weights.