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Doctor insights on: How Much Of A Dumbbell Lift Should A 13 Year Old Do

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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?

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!

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It is dangerous to constantly lift weights as a 13 year old?

It is dangerous to constantly lift weights as a 13 year old?

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.

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Could a 13 year old lift weights safely if the size of a man?

Could a 13 year old lift weights safely if the size of a man?

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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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?

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?

Weight Training: Nope. Until her growing is over, weight training is strongly discouraged by all pediatric experts. Cardiovascular and other forms of exercise are fine. Minor strength training is fine, but not lifting weights. There is a lot about exercise and our youth online.

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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?

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,

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How much should a 13 year old weight and hight if normal?

How much should a 13 year old weight and hight if normal?

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.

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How much should a 13 year old weigh that is 5'9?

Boy or girl?: I am assuming girl here, Should be in range of 120 to 165 for healthy weight! Hope this helps! Thanks for using Healthtap!

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How much should a 13 year old boy that is 5'2 weigh?

How much should a 13 year old boy that is 5'2 weigh?

85-119 lbs: Using a body mass index (bmi) percentile from the 5th-85th percentile as healthy (defined by cdc), a 13 year old boy who is 5 ft 2 in tall would have a healthy weight of between 85 and 119 pounds.

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Can P90X be suitable for a 13 year old?

Can P90X be suitable for a 13 year old?

P90x: I would wait until the child is older and more mature.

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Is 94/44 too low in B/P for a 13 year old?

Is 94/44 too low in B/P for a 13 year old?

No: Especially a healthy, active one. Why do you ask? Are there any symptoms? If so see your pediatrician or family doc to evaluate

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Is it possible for a 13 year old to get add?

Is it possible for a 13 year old to get add?

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.

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What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

Average: For weight loss, eat low fat, low cholesterol foods. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, simple grains and some high protein foods. The trick is to use more energy (exercise) than one takes in by eating.

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What is the right weight for a 13 year old boy?

What is the right weight for a 13 year old boy?

Depends on height.: Use a body mass index chart online to input age and height. You will see a range of normal weights and the cutoff for underweight and overweight. Average weight is about 100 lb, but this is for an average height of 5'1".

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Good weight for a 13 year old that is 5 ft tall?

Good weight for a 13 year old that is 5 ft tall?

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.

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What is the normal height for a 13 year old boy?

What is the normal height for a 13 year old boy?

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".

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I was wondering is a 34dd normal for a 13 year old?

I was wondering is a 34dd normal for a 13 year old?

Can be: Breast development and size is very individual and teenagers even at age 13 can have large breasts. If she is overweight or obese, this can also contribute to the size.

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What is the typical weight for a 13 year old female?

What is the typical weight for a 13 year old female?

Weight: The typical weight for a 13 year old girl would also depend on her height. However, the 50th percentile for weight for a 13 year old female would be around 105lbs. Ask your pediatrician to review your daughter's growth chart with you to determine if her growth is as expected.

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What is a good weight for a 13 year old that is 5'3?

105 lb: This is a good weight for male of female at 13.From 96-117 is considered well within the normal range.