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04-25-2013, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by American in Paris View Post
So you don't wear a back pack to school or help your parents carry in groceries then, right?

The human body can benefit from weight training at any age. The key is to obsessively lift with proper form and to lift weights that correspond to your body-type and maturity. Start with an empty bar and gradually add weight (over several weeks) until 5X5 leaves your legs feeling tired. If your muscles are sore for a day or two, you've done the job right.

I guarantee you'll get better results than doing body weight squats.
It isn't natural for a growing boy to be lifting heavy weights over and over again. I've witnessed high school kids have their bones break in half while lifting weights for hockey training. He has the right idea but using bodyweight strength training with cardio

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