Is it bad?
Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:01 AM
Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:27 PM
Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:38 PM
Id stick to calisthenics at first(body weight exercises like pullups, pushups, dips etc) as they tend to be compound movement that work multiple muscle groups. And they don't require much if any equipment. Keep a journal and add weight slowly. Read as much as you can to educate yourself.
Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:05 PM
I started lifting 5x5 at 13, I'm 14 now. You are a-ok. Before you start lifting heavy, learn the right form. Study form religiously, video yourself doing it and correct your mistakes until you can lift perfectly. Growth stunts, injuries, nerve damage, etc all come from improper form, unless you are way too young (like 10).
Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:07 PM
Also I have a strange feeling your just doing bicep curls. It's fine to start, but you should
1) Buy a barbell (olympic sized)
2) Invest in a gym membership
Do compound exercises that work multiple muscles. Squats, cleans, dead lifts, military presses, bench presses, sprints, etc.
Form and Quality > Quantity is the golden rule. Do everything from running to pushups perfectly. 10 solid pushups work you better than 20 regular pushups.
If you want, I can write out the program I use.
Edited by The Bacon Man, 28 June 2013 - 06:10 PM.
Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:42 AM
Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:22 AM
I started lifting with proper form and I injured myself. I got nothing out of that month AT ALL. When I started lifting with proper form, going very slow and taking breaths between each rep, I started seeing some good results
Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:14 PM
my only advice is that to be ready to significantly increase your calorie intake
As a teenager, you body is still growing. This is why teenagers can eat six 800+ calories meal a day and barely gain an ounce. If you add weight lifting to this, you will need to eat even more to cover your additional muscle growth and tissue repair.
Nothing wrong with lifting weights at all as a teenager, but remember this motto - When in doubt, do it light, and do it right. If you are unsure of a particular lift, do it light until you get the proper training and form down.
You don't want to be 18 years old with a slipped disk, or ripped rotator cuff.
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