So, how does DS feel about all this? Is he anxious to get huge? 15 is young for a man. He may not have the hormones to get maximum benefit from lifting at this age, especially if he tends towards thinness. My son is 21 and he is only just now settling into something more man-like than his kid body.
Originally Posted by Urban Forager
My recommendation is to make good foods easily available to him and give him positive feedback for choosing good food over junk. IMO, the two most important things about lifting at this point are quality time with his father and getting comfortable in a serious gym. Whatever lean mass he acquires in the next 5 years is gravy. If he (or his dad) complains about lack of improvement in the gym, then generic comments about some people being hard gainers, the benefits of sufficient protein, etc would be appropriate, but too much interest his actual progress will probably not get you what you want. Teenagers are like cats, you can only outsmart them if they have no idea what you're up to.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related