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My 16 Year Old Son Is Working Out Is That Ok
Depends on WO & kid: Working out encompasses a broad range of activity that may or may not be appropriate for a given kid. If your q is about weight lifting or powerligting the standards are defined. The aap and other orgs reccomend these activities to those kids who have reached skeletal maturity. So if buba is at his final height and shaving, fine. He should also be supervised by properly trained personel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work the heart!: The most important muscle to exercise is the heart. A regular cardiovascular exercise program is more important than any other exercise one can do. Now, with that being said, choose an exercise that is sports-specific for your teen. One doesn't have to run to exercise. You can swim, cycle, cross-train, etc. Muscle strengthening with machines or free weights can then add to your teen's program. ...Read more
Depends on workout: There is no simple answer although the maximal heart rate is typically 220 minus the age of the patient. So for a 16 y/o it is about 200 or so with a good aerobic workout. It is considered getting good aerobic exercise when you can get at least 75% of your maximal heart rate. Hope that helps ...Read more
Supplements are: usually nothing more than empty promises. Creatine swells the muscles with water but doesn't make you stronger. No magic product makes working out easier. If you train properly, stay consistent, stay hydrated, and eat properly (with balanced proteins), you will see results. Special products are just a way of getting your money by feeding on your desire for quick results. ...Read more
I'm a 16 year old guy, have been working out and lifting weights for 5 months but i'm worried about my height which is only 5'4 so should I stop?
Hi sir i am 16 years old and i am working out since 3 years back from now and still there is no improvement in my body no gain i have made in my body?
Exercise: We encourage any exercise, but to see effects in weight or muscle strength, exercise needs to be consistent, steady and regular. Measures of improvement could be weight, strength, body circumference measurements, percentage body fat, endurance. Working out 10 minutes every day for three years should show some benefits. ...Read more
I am 16 years old , a male . I weigh about 92-95 . I was wondering if a heart rate when working out of 135-145 is good or bad ?
I am 16 years old, not sexually active, but my period is much much lighter this month, like just spotty. I started working out, but only twice a week?
My 16 year old son is diagnosed with odd and he's been using drugs for the last six months including marajuana cocaine and ectasy, where to get help.
Is he in to school?: That would be the 1st place to get a recommendation for help when it comes to substance abuse in my opinion. Then, you can simply look up your local agency where you live for places like Narcotics Anonymous, NA and they can recommend other choices. There are inpatient facilities that will take your son as well. Your local courthouse may have suggestions for you as well. ...Read more
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