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What is a good age to start weight lifting?

What is a good age to start weight lifting?

High school or later: Around high school age, kids have more maturity (better long-term planning and dedication) and more body image awareness. They also have more testosterone, so their muscles will grow stronger with exercise. Mild or moderate weights are fine, but heavy weights can be bad for their bone's growth plates. After they finish their height growth (at age 16-18 years), they can start using heavier weights. ...Read more

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Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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What age is good to start insanity workout?

What age is good to start insanity workout?

Possibly any: There are no particular ages to start healthy exercise, as it is always good to incorporate in life. However, the insanity workout is extremely high intensity, and for this reason, particularly if you are not already in top shape, it would be good to have a checkup and make sure that your body is able to handle that level of intensity. ...Read more

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What age is recommended for a child to start doing weight training with dumbells?

What age is recommended for a child to start doing weight training with dumbells?

No recommendation: There is no recommended age. A child can start weight training when and if they are interested in doing so, and so long as they are properly instructed in how to properly lift; safety first! as a general rule for prepubertal kids, they should stick with lighter weights and avoid max. Weights. ...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 is a good age to start potty training?

What is a good age to start potty training?

22-30 months old: The answer really is, "when your child is ready"... But for a more concrete response, the typical age is between 22 and 30 months. A good reference for further reading on toilet training your child can be found at: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/tc/toilet-training-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate a healthy weight for your height?

What is a good way to calculate a healthy weight for your height?

Check With....: Check with your doctors or look at the cdc ( center for disease control ) website for standard numbers.Remember that there is a large variation. ...Read more

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What is a good way for a woman prevent middle age weight gain?

What is a good way for a woman prevent middle age weight gain?

Prper diet/Exercise: As you get older your metabolism slows down and if you don't do anything about it you will gain weight. The only way you can prevent it is by proper nutrition and exercise. You have to reduce total calories and eliminate simple sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose, avoid sodas, and consume fats in moderation. ...Read more

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What age would it be safe for me to start weight training?

What age would it be safe for me to start weight training?

Weight training: If you are 41 now it is safe. Get some guidance from a trainer before you start. ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise plan that you would recommend for someone looking to lose a lot of weight?

What is a good diet and exercise plan that you would recommend for someone looking to lose a lot of weight?

Healthy diet: Most important is to cut caloric intake. If you aim to eat 500 less calories per day than your body needs http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/calorie_calculator.Htm and exercise (30-45 min per day, 5 days a week), you will lose weight. In terms of diet: plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, chicken and fish for meet, very little bread and no sweats or soft drinks, plenty of water. ...Read more

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What is the best form of exercise a female teenager could do? How many minutes a day is recommended to keep healthy and lose weight? Thank you.

Exercise can be fun: There are many fun things to try- hula hooping, zumba dance, walking, running, tennis, swimming. If you like team sports, try volleyball, basketball soccer and more. To maintain healthy weight exercise 20-30 min a day. For weight loss a combination of healthy eating, aerobic exercise and strength training is key. Don't skip breakfast and stay well hydrated. Skip sodas and you are on your way! ...Read more

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What is a good diet plan for teen boys wanting to lose weight?

What is a good diet plan for teen boys wanting to lose weight?

Eat low calorie food: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. If one craves candy, he can chew sugarless gum. ...Read more

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What would be a good workout plan for a 16 years old boy to gain strength?

What would be a good workout plan for a 16 years old boy to gain strength?

Consult with peds: I would first consult with your pediatrician about the child's growth curve and consider nutrititional consultation. I would be less concerned with strength training than fitness training. ...Read more

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What is a good fitness routine to lose weight?

What is a good fitness routine to lose weight?

Fitness routine: Anything that boosts your daily calorie burn is good for weight loss. You can walk 20 to 30 minutes per day which is good for so many things including weight loss. Also it is important to build muscle because muscle burns more calories than fat. So doing weight bearing exercise also helps, especially for women as they get older and lose bone mass. Here's an online site: www.exercisemenu.com ...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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At what age is it good for a child to worry about his or her weight and start counting calories?

At what age is it good for a child to worry about his or her weight and start counting calories?

Child Weight Worries: The best thing is to focus on eating a healthy varied diet and getting exercise daily. Overworry about weight and counting calories in childhood can lead to a lifetime of disordered eating and eating disorders. Focus on my plate and let's move recommendations for healthy eating and exercise. Contact your doctor if you have more questions. ...Read more

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What is a healthful way to gain weight? Is there a good website that can develop a healthful diet plan based on how much i want to gain?

What is a healthful way to gain weight? Is there a good website that can develop a healthful diet plan based on how much i want to gain?

Fat vs fit: You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass. ...Read more