A 40-year-old female asked:
My son is 11 & going through puberty. he's concerned to have big arm muscles like some of his more developed boys. is it ok for him to work out & how?
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: The aap & sports medicine groups encourage a delay in power lifting/heavy lifting until skeletal maturity. This varies with each kid & generally equates to final height & pubertal stage. Lifting technique and exercises with lower weight loads can be started earlier under the supervision of trained coaches. Such limitations are meant to reduce the rate of injury in each age group.
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