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How do you help train young boys to lift weights?

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As a former bodybuilder, I can assure that it is neither safe, nor practical for a young boy to be training with weights. This can create all kinds of issues with regards to proper physical development and injuries. On average, it's best to start them when they are in the 14 to 15 age range. However, it is okay to get a young child involved in strength training, which should not be confused with weight training. Younger kids should train with minimal weights and go for high reps. Before getting started, seek out an instructor familiar with developing strength training programs for children. And remember, strength training should be a part of a total fitness program for a child. Make sure they eat well and get plenty of sleep.

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