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Should teenagers lift weights?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on meaning

The idea of a lifting weights implies something different to different people.
The AAP & certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity.Cardio workouts (like soccer, jogging) are proper anytime as is instruction in proper weight training by a knowledgeable trainer

In brief: Depends on meaning

The idea of a lifting weights implies something different to different people.
The AAP & certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity.Cardio workouts (like soccer, jogging) are proper anytime as is instruction in proper weight training by a knowledgeable trainer
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine

In brief: Should be fine

Weight lifting in moderate is alright for teenagers.
Excessive lifting can cause pain and discomfort. If you are having pain, you should talk with your doctor.

In brief: Should be fine

Weight lifting in moderate is alright for teenagers.
Excessive lifting can cause pain and discomfort. If you are having pain, you should talk with your doctor.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
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