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Should a boy be a certain age before doing any weight training?


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2011-02-19 06:30:34
2011-02-19 06:30:34

Yes this is very VITAL for future muscle development. I and others recommend 13 as a good age to start lifting, depending on what body type you are will determine the weight you should be lifting. After lifting to grow the muscle i would recommend muscle milk, or other types of protein shakes to build the muscles and repair them as well.

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Cardio should be done after weight training because if it is done before weight training the individual will become fatigued. It is better to weight train without being too fatigued in order to work harder and receive superior results. If your question refers to which way burns more calories cardio should be done after because weight training burns calories as well, and as explained before cardio done before will cause one to perform poorly when weight training.

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The simple answer to the question is yes you can but it depends. Typically you should not do speed training before weights primarily because speed training should be done when you fresh (not fatigued) Doing weighs before will tire you. However, there is a training effect called "Potentiation" which basically mean that if you excite your muscles through weight training before you do a sprinting effort your muscle will produce more power than without the stimulation - more force means that you will run faster. Of course care has to taken with how heavy the weight is and the volume of the session.

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Before you start weight training it is always important to stretch so you do not pull any muscles while working out.

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No. Running before your weight training routine can exhaust you of all your energy and you may not be able to workout to your fullest capabilities. If you want to run, then you can push the running to past the weight training workout. This way you can both workout in best form and run.


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