A 16-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

what is the perfect age for starting exercise for muscle build up?i am 16 and height is 170 cm.is my height is stopped or i will grow..i m indian?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Kristi Kohl
20 years experience Family Medicine
Continuous exercise: Our body actually starts exercising muscle starting at birth. Babies get stronger in their core muscles first, and around 9 months get control over their fingers. Children who continue to stay active will continue to build muscle. In middle school, kids can start lifting light weights with more repetitions. Around high school, the weight can be increased unless joint or ligament pain occurs.
Answered on Feb 25, 2016
1
1 thank
Dr. Rani Gereige
32 years experience Pediatrics
Muscle Building: Weight lifting for body building rather than toning should be done aftrer the child finishes growing.
Answered on Aug 1, 2013
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Height: is genetically and hormonally related- exercise has nothing to do with it.
1
1 thank
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
The basics: Protein intake should remain at 1.5-1.8 g/kg/d. Total caloric intake given the cited weight/height & heavy workouts would be ~3500cal/d. Any exces ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Medical evaluation: You need to make sure you don't have a medical reason for not absorbing the food(proteins and fats) you consume. You may have a high metabolism in add ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Diet is not key: If you are actively building muscle, try for one gram of protein daily per pound that you weigh. If you are also trimming to get ripped, increase to 1 ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month