My son won’t listen to a word I say, as usual, so can I get some of your opinions so that he can ignore those as well?
He likes boxing, unlike me he is slim, has a very strict diet for a few years now and keeps losing weight. 2 boiled eggs and black coffee for breakfast. Two pieces of fish and whole meal pasta for lunch, and dinner. Whole meal bread with nothing on it for snacks. Protein shakes after working out.
It’s hard to tell how much he works out because he doesn’t record it, but it’s safe to say he’s boxing or lifting every day at the club or in his bedroom. And when he’s not doing that he’s at school or in bed. That is it. There is nothing else happening at all.
My understanding is that creatine helps if you have a deficiency of creatine to get to the right amount of creatine.
However you get there, if you have the right level of creatine you still need the stimulus and nutrition to gain muscle.
My experience of teenagers is that many of the boys want to get bigger. (Many of the girls want to get smaller, which I guess is the other side of the coin). There are variations on the theme, but it seems to me like basic Jordan Peterson lobster theory. Some primal instinct says that the biggest lobster gets the best rock on the sea bed, and all the female lobsters. The smaller lobsters skulk off looking dejected.
Teenagers will do whatever they want, especially if you tell them not to, but distraction can be a good alternative.