Originally Posted by dontazo
i dont think it will be wise for 13 year old to lift weights... it might challenge ur height growth
That is the most retarded post I've ever read besides people saying Steroids cause cancer and shrink your penis.
ADHD Medications stunt growth but I don't hear people bitching about that.
Lifting weights does not stunt your growth. Injuries people sustain during exercise are either from too much weight or shitty form.
For a young person lifting weights is fine and is better than some other extra curricular and retarded activities kids get into today like underage drinking.
For a person new to lifting weights I always recommend they start by using Machines/Smith Machines for a majority of their workout to get their form down before they move on to free weights.
Some gyms like the YMCA, I know don't let anyone under 15 workout at all which I think is retarded. But I think that's more of a liability/safety issue.
To the OP keep the weight light and work on your form. You may get a lot of look from other people in the gym but you look like more of an ass trying to move too much weight and doing it wrong.