Being a teen and wanting to build some muscle can be a bad combination for a few reasons:

  • Can’t afford equipment for home
  • No ability to get to a gym
  • Can’t afford a gym membership

Good news is doing enough volume with bodyweight exercises can help build some muscle and get lean without any weights.

Ideally having some weights would be nice but with some creativity, you can make some great implements to help you build some muscle.

Kali Muscle Bodyweight Workout

Bodyweight Workout for Teens

This is a 5 day workout and you can choose which 2 days you would like as a rest day or light activity day.

No need to train every single day; have 2 days off a week to relax or do something fun.

Chest and Triceps
Exercise Sets Reps
Wide Widthย Push Ups 4 20
Regular Width Push Ups 4 20
Push Up Position Planks 3 ALAP
Close Width Push Ups 4 20
Diamond Push Ups 4 20

 

Back and Core
Exercise Sets Reps
Pull Ups 4 AMAP
Army Crawls 4 20
Side Planks 3 ALAP
Sit Ups 4 20

 

Shoulders and Arms
Exercise Sets Reps
Front Lateral Raises 4 12
Side Lateral Raises 4 12
Rear Lateral Raises 4 12
Diamond Push Ups 4 20

 

Legs and Core
Exercise Sets Reps
Bodyweight Squats 4 20
Walking Lunges 4 20
Side Lunges 4 20
Crunches 4 AMAP
Planks 3 ALAP

 

Full Body
Exercise Sets Reps
Mountain Climbers 4 15
Army Crawls 5 10
Burpees 5 10
Jumping Jacks 5 15
Wall Sits 4 ALAP

 

Workout Tips

Okay so not all of these exercises are explicitly bodyweight only but I’ll tell you how to make them work.

* For lateral raises – I want you to take your book bag or find a sack and fill it full of canned goods or something that won’t be harmed using them as weights. This is a great way for you to get stronger and not have to spend a penny on any weights.

* Pull Ups – Unless you can find a tree or something sturdy to use for pull ups, I would recommend buying a pull up bar. Just like in the header picture, they can be removed from the door frame with no damage. I will be releasing more workouts shortly using this very bar, so it’s worth the money to buy it. Yes that is an affiliate link; help me keep the site running and use it if you want to buy the pull up bar.

* ALAP – As long as possible. I want to see you cry and collapse. When you feel like you can’t go any longer, you have another 5 seconds at least.

* AMAP – As many as possible. Once again, I want you to fail and try two more reps after that. Bodyweight exercises are not like getting pinned under a heavy ass squat.

* Nutrition – Eat right and make gains.

 

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