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    Hey I'm a 13 year old and my friends and other people told me that weight lifting before your fully grown can stop your growth. i know that if you use proper weights and lift the right way you won't stop your growth. But I don't know if I should take the risk because I'm a begginer at this and don't know if I do anything wrong while I lift.

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    Yeah those people are right. At 13 - you're much to young for proper weightlifting. I'm of the opinion that one should be at least 15 before taking up weight lifting properly.

    That being said, If you really want to get in to it early then I'd advise you to use a reallllyy low weight ... like really really low and work on getting your form perfected.

    Just eat healthy, do some regular exercises to keep in shape and you should have a very good frame to work with by the time you hit 15-16.

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    Yeah I would wait a couple of years, you do not want to do irreversible damage to your body.

    Get your exercise by play organized sports and chasing girls!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kush628 View Post
    Hey I'm a 13 year old and my friends and other people told me that weight lifting before your fully grown can stop your growth. i know that if you use proper weights and lift the right way you won't stop your growth. But I don't know if I should take the risk because I'm a begginer at this and don't know if I do anything wrong while I lift.
    Read these articles:

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/art...rs-part-1.html
    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/art...rs-part-2.html
    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/art...rs-part-3.html
    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/art...rs-part-4.html
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    Don't believe the hype.

    Don't listen to any shock horror stories regarding teen lifting just check out the think in the post above and you'll be getting the correct advice.
    It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
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    Thanks for all the answers. Right now I'm going to stick with exercises and use dumbells.

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    Well I actually worked out when i was 13 and i over trained like crazy working out the same body part everyday almost. But i didn't go to the free weights, i didnt bench or go too heavy with less reps. I went with 15 reps and 3 sets. I grew from 5'2 to 5'8.5-5'9 and I'm 16 years old. I didn't get much muscle because i over trained that led my muscles to not heal. So don't go too heavy and with less reps to dangerous, and please don't over train like me only work out a body part once a week(except for calves abs,they can be done twice in a week).

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    I think doing bodyweight would be better. Work on your diet
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    Quote Originally Posted by kush628 View Post
    Hey I'm a 13 year old and my friends and other people told me that weight lifting before your fully grown can stop your growth. i know that if you use proper weights and lift the right way you won't stop your growth. But I don't know if I should take the risk because I'm a begginer at this and don't know if I do anything wrong while I lift.
    Good on you for checking into this stuff before hand. Rep +

    Its just an old wives tale, just like drinking coffee can stunt your growth. Except this is a little more serious. As long as you train with proper form you don't have to worry about stunting your growth.. My main concern would be not injuring yourself, especially through doing something stupid that will affect you the rest of your life..

    I disagree with anybody who says do not start lifting weights. If you want to do it, DO IT. But just be careful little man .. Start with the 3 day beginner routine on this site, work on perfecting your form before adding the weights.. Remember, its a 12 week program.. and you have up to 80 years left in your life.. The weight being used can wait, especially if it will save you for the many years coming.

    Be safe!

    Graeme.

    BY the way.. how big are you? Height and weight.
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    I wish I had gotten into weights at 13/14 area. Learning technique and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme666 View Post
    Good on you for checking into this stuff before hand. Rep +

    Its just an old wives tale, just like drinking coffee can stunt your growth. Except this is a little more serious. As long as you train with proper form you don't have to worry about stunting your growth.. My main concern would be not injuring yourself, especially through doing something stupid that will affect you the rest of your life..

    I disagree with anybody who says do not start lifting weights. If you want to do it, DO IT. But just be careful little man .. Start with the 3 day beginner routine on this site, work on perfecting your form before adding the weights.. Remember, its a 12 week program.. and you have up to 80 years left in your life.. The weight being used can wait, especially if it will save you for the many years coming.

    Be safe!

    Graeme.

    BY the way.. how big are you? Height and weight.
    Bodyweight: 94 lbs
    Body fat Percentage: Around 5% (Don't know how accurate it is)
    Height: 5 feet 6 1/2 inches

    My goal is 110-115. By the way I got into this for basketball.

    Thanks for the info. Helped alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme666 View Post
    Good on you for checking into this stuff before hand. Rep +

    Its just an old wives tale, just like drinking coffee can stunt your growth. Except this is a little more serious. As long as you train with proper form you don't have to worry about stunting your growth.. My main concern would be not injuring yourself, especially through doing something stupid that will affect you the rest of your life..

    I disagree with anybody who says do not start lifting weights. If you want to do it, DO IT. But just be careful little man .. Start with the 3 day beginner routine on this site, work on perfecting your form before adding the weights.. Remember, its a 12 week program.. and you have up to 80 years left in your life.. The weight being used can wait, especially if it will save you for the many years coming.

    Be safe!

    Graeme.

    BY the way.. how big are you? Height and weight.
    not entirely true,

    i'd prefer to follow the advice given by British Medical Association or the National Association of Peadiatricians in America, than your guesswork. The forum articles on children and lifting are based on their guidelines. Go see a specialist if you want the correct advice for the way your body has developed, seeing as every child is different. You could of course come here and listen to some unkown on the internet whose knowledge of child anatomy and the risks is far greater cause he can make a rabble rousing thread.

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    I'm not knocking you G666 by the way, I've found your posts to be quality you just have to be a little cautious with 13 year olds, there is radically different physical development between two 13 year olds and proper medical advice is advisable prior to embarking on any lifting program.

    Its something of a personal bugbear of mine being a former youth football coach and now rugby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakbark View Post
    I'm not knocking you G666 by the way, I've found your posts to be quality you just have to be a little cautious with 13 year olds, there is radically different physical development between two 13 year olds and proper medical advice is advisable prior to embarking on any lifting program.

    Its something of a personal bugbear of mine being a former youth football coach and now rugby.
    Yeah I didn't take it that way, thanks for checking in though.

    And this is true.. I have overlooked the fact that a 13 year old's anatomy (or anademy??) is no where near as developed as somebody my age.

    Once again, just be careful in your lifting.. Make sure you talk to your parents about it first..and more importantly, a doctor that specializes in pediatric care(children).
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