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What do you think is the best age for boys to start doing intensive weightlifting?
Posted: Posted May 20th, 2019
Edited May 20th, 2019 by Carl Thompson
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What do you think is the best age for boys to start doing intensive weightlifting? And why?

We all know that 9 year old boys can do the basic lightweight weightlifting like working out with 5kg dumbbells. But what is the best age to start doing intensive weightlifting with the more serious weights like the 26kg dumbbells and the other very heavy weight equipment to build proper adult muscle?

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Are you actually British?

Posted May 20th, 2019 by I killed Mufasa
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Depends on what kind of routine they're doing. If it's a routine with much safer exercises (per pound) like deadlifts and squats, then 14 is fine (provided that they can lift the things to begin with).

Posted May 20th, 2019 by Cruinn-Annuin
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Posted May 20th, 2019 by Fox Forever
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Doesn't weightlifting stunt your growth? Or is that a myth like the coffee thing?

Posted May 20th, 2019 by Xhin
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Weightlifting helps release testosterone and growth hormone, so no, and it promotes growth if anything

Posted May 20th, 2019 by Cruinn-Annuin
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The only things that can stunt a child's growth (someone under 19) are an extremely bad illness/disease, an extremely bad injury/accident, starvation for weeks/months, drugs like steroids and other dodgy drugs. Also if a mother smokes, drinks, or takes drugs during pregnancy it will reduce their child's adult height potential. And death too.

Weightlifting does not stunt growth unless it involved extremely heavy weights causing an extremely bad injury/accident or if a kid was influenced to take steroids at the gym.

However most boys usually reach their physical peak around 17 to 19 depending on their physical development. So depending on the person, some time around those ages is the best time to start doing intensive Weightlifting because once a boy becomes a physical adult man who reaches his physical peak then his testosterone levels are higher and the body is capable of building more muscle easier.

It would be very rare for 14 to 16 year old boys to become very strong from intensive weightlifting. Maybe there are a few out there if they are early developers.

Edited May 20th, 2019 by Strong Man
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when ever puberty starts

Posted May 20th, 2019 by S.O.H.
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S.O.H boys get more naturally stronger around the end of puberty though, not the beginning.

Posted May 20th, 2019 by Strong Man
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S.O.H boys get more naturally stronger around the end of puberty though, not the beginning.

That's not the question, though.

Posted May 20th, 2019 by Fox Forever
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I don’t even exercise and I barely weigh 100 pounds and I’m almost 30 years old. I want to be thin.

Posted May 20th, 2019 by Weid muscle
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