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How Much Of A Dumbbell Lift Should A 13 Year Old Do
Is it healthy for a 13 year old boy to go to the gym every alternate day to lift dumbells 6-8kg n a 10kg (When I'm stressed), will this inhibit growth?
Must work up to it: It's not a great idea just to start at that high of a weight. I'd encourage him to start about half that weight and gradually work up over 1-2 months. You have to take weight lifting slow at this age so as to not fracture any growth plates as growth is rapid and this puts them at greater risk for these type of fractures. It will in NO WAY inhibit growth, but take it slow!
See below: As long as proper technique and appropriately sized equipment is used, then no. Also, the weight lifting should be under knowledgeable supervision. It used to be taught that weight lifting would damage the growth plates in children, however, that is not true.
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.
Yes: If he can and he can do the dishes too!
I have a 13 year old daughter who is interested in going to the gym to lift weights. Is it safe for her to work out with me?
13 year old friend wants weight lift. His doctor said that if he lifts heavy in the 1 to 6 range then he will stunt his growth. Is this true?
I am not sure: What the 1 to 6 range means but heavy weight training at 13 could potentially injure joints at the growth plate which is responsible for lengthening of bones. If insistent on weight training it should be done under the direct supervision of a professional trainer experienced with training adolescents and the goal should be toning not bulking of muscles,See 2 more doctor answers
Use a growth chart: There are growth charts for kids 0-18. You can find them online. They compare you to others you age. Sometimes you need yoour bmi. There are bmi calculators online. Also, consider your family history. A growth spurt may happen early or later. Ethnicity may also affect body type and height. There is a big range of "normal" among teens. If you have concerns, talk with your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
WHY NOT. ....?: Common age is from 4 year to adolescence and adulthood. The medication usually is started when symptoms are evident as the child starts school. Talk to the child's teacher, talk with the pediatrician. S/he will give you add/adhd checklist to be filled out by 2-3 teachers and parents, with comments/ observations.
95lb, M & 90lb F: Expected weight range varies. You can find a chart of expected weight at www. Healthychildren. Org. Put "growth chart" in the search bar and select male or female. If you put the kids height on the chart at their present age it gives you a position showing how that compares with others. Locate a similar percentage point on the weight chart below to find expected wt range.
Wow! Almost anything!: There's a huge range of normal sizes for13-year old boys...On the cusp of puberty for some, late for others. There is a 13-year old in my pediatric practice only 4ft7in; another, 6 feet! Go to cdc website @ www. Cdc. Gov; type 'growth charts' in the search box at the right upper corner of this webpage; click thru the menus until see boys charts geared for age13. 50th %tile is "average".
105 lb: This is a good weight for male of female at 13.From 96-117 is considered well within the normal range.
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