weightlifting for teenager 13 years old

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asked Aug 17, 2017 by mcncarter Convert (140 points)

A friend  of mine  has a teenage son (13 yrs old) who want to play football once he enters high school next year.  He is a normal healthy teenager with no known physical issues/problems. He wants to be pro- active and start lifting weights/training before the next school year.

 I recommended that he be evaluated by a sports medicine physician to determine the  level of training he should be exposed to at his age and ,of course, I mentioned that she should seek out a qualified trainer for him.  

Do you feel that is solid advice or would you recommend something different?  I appreciate your thoughts/guidance.



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answered Aug 19, 2017 by maximus (4,970 points)

That is solid advice.

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