Our expert says:
I always get worried if kids below the age of 17 get involved in body building as the body has only fully developed at that stage and it can have a negative impact should one, before that age, engage in the wrong kind of training and nutrition.
With regards to the protein intake it is a scientific fact that an athlete requires between 1.4 – 1.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight. I know body builders increase that amount to often more than 3g per kilogram of body weight. Thus at most I would recommend that you take 1, 5 g of protein at such a young age or better just eat some protein with each of the recommended six meals per day and only take one protein shake after your training. Once you get to 17 years you can increase you intake to 2g – obviously in conjunction with a vigorous training program.
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