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My 16 year old son is working out is that ok ?

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 more

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How can a 16 year old teen start off working out?

How can a 16 year old teen start off working out?

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

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I was wondering what's a normal hr for a 16 year old male when working out ?

I was wondering what's a normal hr for a 16 year old male when working out ?

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

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Can you tell me what is a normal hr for a 16 year old male when working out ?

Can you tell me what is a normal hr for a 16 year old male when working out ?

100-200: To be more precise, at 16 the estimated maximum heart rate is 220-16 or 204. So most fitness exercise is done in the 60-75% range or about 125-155 for a 16 Y.O. ...Read more

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I've been taking creatine and working out. Is that healthy for a 16 year old .

I've been taking creatine and working out. Is that healthy for a 16 year old
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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

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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?

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?

Height is genetic: If you are healthy and eat well, your ultimate height will be determined by your genetic inheritance. Lifting weights will not impede your growth as long as you don't use steroids or other "performance" drugs. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Period: Variable periods are pretty common. Its unlikely the exercising has anything to do with this given it doesn't sound intense. (I take it you are not running marathon distances or anything like that.) ...Read more

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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.

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