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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Truth is, any age.: Lifting light weights is OK at any age, provided that the amount of weight is appropriate for the person lifting it. Where people get in trouble is trying to lift too much, too fast. For a healthy physique, one does NOT need to lift the heaviest weights possible. Start with light weights, and SLOWLY work up. Children don't gain much muscle mass until pubertal testosterone kicks in. Go easy. ...Read more
Weight lifting: It can be done at any age but requires supervision. ...Read more
Been losing weight by eating less but want to know if I should lose weight and get to a good bmi then start weight lifting or should I do that already?
Not true . heavy lif: -ting can be damaging but lower weights and more reps is how younger should lift. ...Read more
Growth plates: Do not want to start lifting program until growth plates and bones have matured ...Read more
What's a good weight lifting schedule for the summer for a 17yr old that's going into the air force?
3-4 times per week: All the armed services require a high level of fitness in order to succeed. You are to be commended for trying to maximize your fitness prior to going on active duty. Vary the muscle groups you work throughout the week. Endurance and strength are both important to obtain. Weightlifting 3-4 times per week is fine. Talk to your recruiter for more specific recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a good fat loss diet/workout. Lost a lot of fat on herbalife diet, but looking to trim from 30%-20% or below. Is weight lifting best?
Exercise + Diet: Weight lifting is an excellent way to burn fat while also building muscle. Cardiovascular exercise is a way to burn fat without building much muscle. However, the total amount of calories you take in compared the amount you expend will affect this as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really unless...: Weight lifting is not a good idea for individuals before puberty. It is better to be your own resistance: pull ups, climbing rope, push ups, running, etc. Weight training will not stunt growth per se, but can damage the growth plates or causes a fracture to occur. Weight lifting is not a good sporting activity before puberty! gains in strength will be much less, as well. ...Read more
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