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need help. is 17 pushups and 80 curl-ups good for a 12 yr old girl?

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Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Clarification needed: If you mean is it good for a 12 year old girl to do push ups and curl-ups, the answer is yes. If you mean is 17 pushups and 80 curl-ups a remarkable amount for a 12 year old girl to do, the answer is also yes, but she can progressively work on doing more as her tolerance increases. She may want to work with a trainer not to overdo it, because most 12 yr old girls are still growing.

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