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Should a 13 yr old boy lift weights?
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Keep the weights low and high number of reps.

In brief: Yes
Keep the weights low and high number of reps.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Umm as a mom of a 15 yo boy- make sure you are specific about "high number of reps" for some teens that means 50, 100 or more. Keep the reps under 25 please and alternate body groups you are lifting every other day. For example do upper body M, W, F: lower body T, Th, Sat. Give those muscle groups some time to regroup after workout. Remember no need for supplements to bulk up
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Use a trainer
Weightlifting like many sports activities can be beneficial if done right & can produce significant injury if done wrong.
Any 13yo should be supervised by a trained professional, preferably one certified in the area.Early training focuses on technique & low intensity weights. Power lifting & body building are not recommended until the kid reaches skeletal maturity (final height, b.O., shaves).

In brief: Use a trainer
Weightlifting like many sports activities can be beneficial if done right & can produce significant injury if done wrong.
Any 13yo should be supervised by a trained professional, preferably one certified in the area.Early training focuses on technique & low intensity weights. Power lifting & body building are not recommended until the kid reaches skeletal maturity (final height, b.O., shaves).
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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