At what age should I start working out in the gym? One of the most controversial topic because of the folklore about height and lifting weights, which has been proven wrong by many studies in the last decade.
Practicing a sport is very important, no matter the age, because it really brings you a lot of benefits in health, but also it makes you more disciplined and more confident.
Many people starts working out around puberty, or 13-16 years of age, is a typical mark for youngsters to start lifting weights.
Personally I was doing martial arts from 9- 14 years old. At 15 years old I started working out in the GYM, it was one of the best decisions I made in my life.
Ages of 15-16 years old is where they will experience the more traditional set of exercises like bench press and overhead squat from P.E.(physical education) coach in high school. Keep the weight light with high reps. Don’t take the chances of damaging growth plates by lifting too heavy. Form must be achieved before any strength training routine!
Many fitness models like Jeff Seid, Greg O’ Gallagher, Lazar Angelov, Christian Guzman and many others started working out in the GYM by the age of 11-18 years old and their height is still normal.
So, if this was your fear to start working out, you can forget about all those myths about negative effect of lifting weights on growth and take action!