hey is this okay?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by go13illy, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. go13illy

    go13illy Rookie

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    Well, im 13 and every night i do 50 pushups 30 sit ups, 30 second plank, and 40 lunge jumps.

    Do you think its okay? Or should i stop something or add something?
     
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  2. RestockingTues

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    I used to have my own exercise routine before I went to sleep. Then I got lazy and i stopped doing it =\

    But IMO, a workout routine is a good idea; I'd do diamond pushups to work out your (Rickson, correct me on this) upper pecs and the front of your shoulders. And maybe you should add some sprints/footwork drills to your routine as well, seeing as how tennis is 80% movement and 20% hitting.
     
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  3. cncretecwbo

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    lift weights (or at least learn how to do it with PERFECT for now, and start lifting in a year or 2)

    strength is built better when intensity is higher and reps are lower
     
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  4. go13illy

    go13illy Rookie

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    i heard like lifting stunts your growth.
    is that true?
     
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  5. Gmedlo

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    No. If you started lifting correctly now, you would be an absolute monster by the time you're 16-17, probably stronger than most football players at your high school.
     
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  6. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    Please don't listen to the poster who suggests you lift heavy weight at age 13. I wouldn't recommend lifting at all until 15, but don't take my advise either. See a doctor.

    Remember, most advise you receive on this board is relatively frivolous, but now you are treading in potentially dangerous territory. Don't risk your health by following the advise of people you don't know (myself included). See a professional because bad advise can cost you far more than a match.
     
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  7. cncretecwbo

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    i never said to lift heavy at 13 (if you are referring to me) i said get the form down PERFECTLY and starting in like 2 years.

    learn squats, deadlifts, cleans, press and bench press flawlessly and then do those to get string.

    and lifting correctly will not stunt your growth anyway, but i think people 14 and younger should be concentrating on other things.

    OP, look for Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe and youll be set in like 2 years.
     
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  8. Gmedlo

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    Why do you thinking lifting under the supervision of a trained professional at the age of 13 would be bad?
     
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  9. cncretecwbo

    cncretecwbo Semi-Pro

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    he knows more than you about this (just a guess)...

    http://www.mikesgym.org/articles/index.php?show=article&sectionID=3&articleID=92
     
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