training with heavy weights when young

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  1. Bizarro

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    Probably need some responses from some of the more experienced guys who've been lifting for a while - What do you guys all think about someone in the 14-17 yr old range for example lifting heavy weights, like around 80 percent max and things like that? Do you think there are any detrimental affects it can have on your body in the later years when you start an age like that?
     
  2. killer_kicks88

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    i would say at 16 you are pretty safe, i would start a little lighter just to get your body/bones/muscles used to the added stress, then you can increase
     
  3. Ted-P

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    To be honest, no matter what age you shouldnt start off right away with heavy lifting.
     
  4. Bizarro

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    yes, ive been lifting for over a year. Just wondering what some of the guys who are older now that have been lifting for a while think about it and if it has any different affects on someone young than it would someone older when they lift.
     
  5. Ted-P

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    Hypertrophy training for a while would be great base to start for heavylifting and cycling it.
     
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    So.....a good base to train at is 50-60% 1rm at 3 sets of 8-12 reps ? That's what I do anyways.
     
  7. #1can

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    If you're talking about "crushing your growth plates" and whatnot, i believe that has been shown to be at least three-quarters bullshit. someone who knows more than me, pipe up
     
  8. Ted-P

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    It is bullshit.

    It's just pure heavylifting can be hard on the joints and tendons without much base.

    Tend to cause more injury than hypertrophy training.
     
  9. Mark Limbaga

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    Just maintain proper form.
     
  10. Urban

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    no, its absolutely true. In addition to stunting your growth heavy lifting when you're too young to begin lifting (younger than 18) it can lead to nausea, headaches, fever, whooping cough, sore throat, migranes, impotence, depression, drowsiness, anal leakage, runny nose, trouble with numbers, failure to communicate with women, testicular atrophy, insomnia, numbness of the tongue, dendraphilia, anxiety, vaginal discharge, flatulence, rectal itching, stomach cramps, difficulty speaking, and permanently increased sweat gland activity.

    Source
     
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    just maintain proper form, but when starting i guess you shouldn't do any 1RM's until you get used to it
     
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    OH SHIT THATS WHY I HAVE SO MUCH VAGINAL DISCHARGE
     
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    I have 4 of those conditions...shit I better lay off weightlifting for another year or so.
     
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    you forgot to mention it shrinks your dick and makes you grow titties.
     
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    ohhhh i thought my titties were just because of the soy....
     
  17. rickdog

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    I started tinkering with weights at 12. Today I'm 6'1 233 lbs and around 9% BF. Don't worry about it. Unless in an extreme case, at that young of an age you will not be able to lift heavy enough to do any damage.
     
  18. Zeirhk

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    Don't go crazy and try to lift heavier than you really can (ego).... I did this when I was a bit younger. The results: Early symptoms of tendonitis (or bursitis??) on both elbow joints. Fuck it is sore right now. The sad thing is I got it from FUCKING OVERHEAD EXTENSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was like, 14-15? I didn't go to the gym, or even a flat bench. So I did the most pathetic routine ever looking back at it now. It was all isolation movements. I even did 5x5 on CURLS!!!!!!!!! Shit you wouldn't believe how weak I was when I was 14. I remembered trying to 1rm 90 lbs. on the bench, it wobbled side to side....plates almost slid off the barbell; good thing friend was spotting me lol.

    I'm so pissed I would workout then my joints hurts, I rest next day pain goes away. But soon enough I go to work, lift shit, elbow pain comes back....then time to lift again. FUCK.
     

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