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Age to lift weights? - March 7th 2010, 03:13 PM

What's an appropriate age to start lifting weights - in order not to stunt growth.
   
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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 7th 2010, 05:59 PM

You're about the right age to be ok with it I think.
   
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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 7th 2010, 06:34 PM

We use weights in gym class starting in 8th grade (around 13 years old). So I am assuming about 13 is a good age to start at least MINIMAL weights. We did a bigger weight unit (with like weight machines and bench pressing) sophomore year, which is age 16. I'd say you can safely lift as much as you want at age 16 without stunting your growth.


   
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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 8th 2010, 02:06 AM

16 is a great age. If you need any tips, just ask . I did body building in highschool and have recently gotten back into it .


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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 8th 2010, 02:13 AM

I started in high school because of basketball but not really heavy just about 15 on each side and I'm normal in height.


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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 14th 2010, 04:38 AM

As long as you are doing it correctly, you'd be the right age. FORM FORM FORM FORM FORM.

*edit* - Remember the basics: bench press, squat, deadlift (or cleans or rows).


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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 14th 2010, 05:48 AM

16 sounds like good age for really heavy weights. Anything before that, I'd say just do minimal ones.


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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 16th 2010, 12:04 AM

I would say about 16. I was about 15 actually when I started lightning some of my dad's weights, but I stopped for awhile cause they were rather heavy but it put quite a good amount of strength plus muscle in my arms, so that's always good I guess.
If you're about 15 or 16, it's a good age. I am tall for a girl, so weight lifting never stunted my growth.
   
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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 28th 2010, 08:41 AM

Lifting weights doesn't stunt your growth.

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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 28th 2010, 10:07 AM

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Lifting weights doesn't stunt your growth.

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No but if you start lifting too heavy weights at too young an age, it can damage your muscles irreparably. Actually, it might. If you damage your leg muscles..
   
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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 28th 2010, 10:25 AM

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No but if you start lifting too heavy weights at too young an age, it can damage your muscles irreparably. Actually, it might. If you damage your leg muscles..
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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 31st 2010, 12:15 AM

14 - 16, any earlier then 14 can cause damage. Remember that 14 is still young however if training properly then its fine. I suggest looking up training guides on Google and other resources like youtube.

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Re: Age to lift weights? - March 31st 2010, 03:17 AM

lifting weights does stunt growth i dont care what anyone says i have talk to a specialest about it. They recommended to do excersizes that use your own body weight against you that that is healthy. They say it does stunt growth if to much weight is put on a area. So Leg presses effect your legs benching effects your arms. I have been benching 200+ since i was 14 and leg press alot to just dont do it everyday. Try to stay in lower weights with more reps and you should be fine


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Re: Age to lift weights? - April 6th 2010, 02:44 AM

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lifting weights does stunt growth i dont care what anyone says i have talk to a specialest about it. They recommended to do excersizes that use your own body weight against you that that is healthy. They say it does stunt growth if to much weight is put on a area. So Leg presses effect your legs benching effects your arms. I have been benching 200+ since i was 14 and leg press alot to just dont do it everyday. Try to stay in lower weights with more reps and you should be fine
What sort of "specialist"? Doctors and even personal trainers tend to be full of a lot of crap and broscience.
   
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