When are you too young to start working out?

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  1. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

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    Is there like an age limit? Is it inappropriate to workout at let's say at the age of 14 or it's actually a good idea to start at that age?

    Thankful for your feedback.
     
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    BoypussY game over.

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    never too young..the sooner the better. I wish i started when i was like 12. Lifting weights is what ALL men were intended to do. Its caveman instincts. Push weights, get yolked and fuck women.
     
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    id say 14 is a good age to start, thats when most of us start making some testosterone
     
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    I would say you can probably start safely when you're about 5 or 6 years old.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8341873

     
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    well the younger you started it the more likely you probably would be to stick with it and live healthier
     
  6. Frank Dux

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    I'd say 13-14.. wouldn't have him do any back squats, just front squats
     
  7. TKEBoss

    TKEBoss Nelson Sexors

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    Research shows you can start as young as the 5-6 range. It all depends on the child. This means weight lifting from dumbells to olympic style. However, stay away from plyometrics. It will barely affect the physical appearance of the kid, they will get stronger but it will be mainly to the CNS working better with what it has.
     
  8. Frank Dux

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    How about tell the kid to go outside and catch some frogs and shit.
     
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  10. Thoth

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    your a fucking idiot, a 12 year olds bones arent even fully developed. theres still a shit ton of cartilage there, which is soft and can be damaged
     
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    not to mention children dont even have close to the hormones of an adult which aid muscle growth and strength. kids should be climbing trees and riding bikes, not benching until they are old enough and have the mental discipline needed to lift
     
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    most kids at 12-14 arent independant enough to get to a gym by themselves, and are more likely to copy their parents/family's example.
     
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    When I get married I'm either gonna be ballin and have a gym in my home, or have a family plan at the local gym. Soon as my kids turn 13-15 imma get them lifting. Till then, it's basic sports and outdoor activities.
     
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    well if they see their parents go on a regular basis and start going with them i would think they are more likely to continue
     
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    If they show an interest, yeah. If they don't ever bring up the gym then continue catching frogs and shit. Oh and fucking highschool bitches.
     
  16. <Mark>

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    resistance exercise helps to strengthen bones and soft tissue so why would that be a bad thing? You can have your kids lift when they are young, you just need to stay away from maximal weights.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I agree with this. At 12 years old I probably had 2x the test flowing as I do now as I pretty much had a full blown beard starting :rofl:
     
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    Around 15/16 Imo is a good place to start, younger than that should be sports only.
     
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    Why?
     
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    There's not much(if any) benefit of regular weight training younger than 15 or so, which can't be gained from participation in sports - and they'll be socializing and learning an actual skill along the way.
     
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    if i don't get out of the gym in time the highschool kids come in, and trust me they get plenty of socializing in, and less work in
     
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    Here is the generally accepted answer. Originally written in 1993 in Strength training for young athletes.

     
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    Word, I agree.
     
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    <Mark> A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut wit

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    agreed, but if someone wanted to have their kid lift it would not be detrimental, provided they aren't doing something beyond the scope of their experience.
     
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