Posted by Tim on May 26, 1999 at 22:09:51:
In Reply to: Is weight training advisable? posted by Young Guy on May 21, 1999 at 12:49:04:
: I am a 14 year old guy who has started working out at the gym.
: I am concerned whether the weights will stunt my growth.
: I have not undergone my growth spurt fully yet.
: How soon should I be able to see the result s of pumping
: Please advise
hey young guy, this is Tim from tlcfitness. weight training is absolutely OK for a 14 year old. Just do not try to max out yet! The epiphyseal plates in your long bones have not closed yet. (that just means that you have some more growing to do.) these plates will only be bothered by excessive weight. By maxing out, like most of us try to do when we first start out, you will aggravate the growth plate, causing it to close early."stunt your growth"
You should see results in just a few weeks from a proper workout plan. and by the beginning of next school year, you will be asked what happened if you are consistent.
My suggestion to you is find a local personal trainer or strength coach and have him/her take you through a couple workout programs and write them down for you!
If you have any questions or comments, E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org GOOD LUCK TIM
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