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At what age can a child start lifting weights like barbells or dumbbells?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: The important thing with weight training in children is proper technique. They will not develop increase in muscle mass, until puberty.
Answered on Feb 2, 2015

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