Weightlifting is fine at 13. Just focus on form so he doesnt injure himself. and have him go light for awhile.
If he wants to be a good athlete, then lots of reps with light weights. The level of strength a 13 yo can develop through consistent reps of manageable weight is formidable. All that raw power will be available for skill training. I've seen it go the other way and it sucks - kids that bulk up for High School football have obese lives waiting for them.
LOL, not a phase -- not this kid. This boy's committed to going to Annapolis, and hoping to make their LAX team...everything he's done since he's been 7 years old has been working toward that goal. I don't know where he gets it...I keep comparing his facial features to mine and eyeing my wife suspiciously.
Originally Posted by FF2®
It that organized youth team sport?
Boom, FF2 nailed it. That's just some turble parenting, Shakin.
Like others have said, make a point of form over weight and completely dissuade his wanting to "max-out".