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Doctor insights on: Conditioning Workouts For Young Teens

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Does exercising/training at a young age stunt your growth for life?

Does exercising/training at a young age stunt your growth for life?

No: This is a common myth but there is no evidence that moderate exercise will stunt growth. Inadequate nutritional intake or overtraining can effect growth, but exercise is recommended for all ages. Children are encouraged to get 60 minutes of physical activity daily. ...Read more

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What are some workouts for young teenagers to build muscle?

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What are some workouts for young teenagers to build muscle?

Swim: light weight training is fine as well , avoid heavy lifting ...Read more

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What are some weekly gym weights routine for teens?

What are some weekly gym weights routine for teens?

Isometrics: We better than weights until growth plates are closed. ...Read more

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What are good exercise activities for teenage boys?

What are good exercise activities for teenage boys?

What they like...: I have found that the interests of 'teenage boys' is so widespread that i usually tell my patients to expose them to a wide variety of sports; and let them decide. Any of the martial arts are great; running, swimming(if you have access to a pool), tennis, etc. They might want to do what a friend is going to participate in; the sky is the limit.As long as the child is interested he/she will enjoy. ...Read more

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What are some good cardio exercises for thirteen year old girls?

What are some good cardio exercises for thirteen year old girls?

Multiple: There are several exercises, running, bike riding, swimming, using an elliptical, etc. The teenager should choose which ever on they like. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting at a young age stunt your growth?

Can weight lifting at a young age stunt your growth?

Not really unless...: Weight lifting is not a good idea for individuals before puberty. It is better to be your own resistance: pull ups, climbing rope, push ups, running, etc. Weight training will not stunt growth per se, but can damage the growth plates or causes a fracture to occur. Weight lifting is not a good sporting activity before puberty! gains in strength will be much less, as well. ...Read more

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What are general exercise recommendations for young athletes with hcm?

What are general exercise recommendations for young athletes with hcm?

Avoid strenuous : Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) is potentially dangerous for athletes because the dynamic outflow obstruction intensifies as Adrenalin is released during exercise. This results in more forceful contraction which makes the obstruction worse. Chest pain, light headedness can occur due to the obstructive process. Arrhythmias including sudden cardiac death might also arise. ...Read more

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At what age a teenager can start weight. Training?

At what age a teenager can start weight. Training?

No simple answer: Solid research tells us that children as young as 4 years old can safely engage in weightlifting. The problem is that kids do not get proper supervision and tend to compete with each other to see who can lift more weight. These practices are unsafe. Pick up the book, youth strength training: programs for health, fitness and sport by faigenbaum and westcott. ...Read more

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Cycling exercises are good for our heart?

Cycling exercises are good for our heart?

Yes : Any means if routine & sustained exercise has cardiovascular benefit. ...Read more

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Does gym or weights lifting affects teenagers growing and tall ?

Does gym or weights lifting affects teenagers growing and tall ?

Not specifically: At fourteen your growth centers have some potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but weight lifting will not make you grow taller than your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity. ...Read more

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What age can a teen start weightlifting?

What age can a teen start weightlifting?

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. ...Read more

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At what usual age is it healthy for boys to start lifting weights?

At what usual age is it healthy for boys to start lifting weights?

Weight lifting kids: Weight lifting can actually be healthy at a young age (elementary school) but the focus is different at different ages. Before puberty kids can lift light weights and go for higher repetitions. The muscle fibers are different and can't bulk up. After puberty you can increase weight (gradually) to gain muscle mass. Go slow and easy either way. ...Read more

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What are some good exercise routine and diets for a skinny teenage boy?

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What are some good exercise routine and diets for a skinny teenage boy?

Balance: Every child should have 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day (running, sports, etc). Push-ups, chair squats, bicep curls (with light weighs) are all acceptable. Unless a teen is at his final (stage 5) of puberty, heavy weight lifting is not recommended. A well-balanced, healthy diet including meat, vegetables, dairy, fruits, etc is advised as well. ...Read more

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Can heavy sports training (such as figure skating every day) stunt a child's growth?

Can heavy sports training (such as figure skating every day) stunt a child's growth?

No: Obviously if it is overdone, it may result in fatigue but sports are a normal part of growing up. I do, however, deplore the coach who pushes too hard to serve his own ego. ...Read more

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Are having ankle/wrist weights beneficial for a thirteen years old?

Are having ankle/wrist weights beneficial for a thirteen years old?

I see no harm : From doing that, keep in mind moderation while doing that. ...Read more

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Is dancing a good form of exercise for young children?

Is dancing a good form of exercise for young children?

Any form of: Activity that gets a child moving and their heart rate up is great. ...Read more