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User avatar #226 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
Ok guys, I'm only 13,and I weigh 160lbs and 5'8, but I'm black belt TKD, and blue belt Karate, been out of training for about 6 months. Sudden urge to get in shape. Started training at TKD again, but I have no weights. So far I'm doing 20 Tri-Cep Pressups, 30 sit-ups, and 20 Bi-Cep pressups, and 300+mtr swims.Anyone know of anyway to grow my muscle mass that's bearable at my age?
User avatar #248 to #226 - lazypaul (06/07/2012) [-]
Its fucking fine to start lifting at your age, dont listen to what any other fucktard says. Just make sure you know what you're doing, if possible joing a powerlifting/ olympic lifting club.
User avatar #256 to #248 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
not sure if your retarded?
User avatar #274 to #256 - girguy (06/07/2012) [-]

#276 to #274 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
can't reason with my logic? point out spelling mistake
User avatar #279 to #276 - girguy (06/07/2012) [-]
He isn't retarded if he can operate a computer.
There. Now I reasoned with your logic. Yay.
User avatar #263 to #256 - lazypaul (06/07/2012) [-]
I'm fairly certain I'm not. I started weightlifting when I was 12 and I am now 17, taller than my dad, an advanced judo player and can do multiple gymnastic manoeuvres (hand stand push ups, planche, backflips etc). My growth has not been stunted in any way.
User avatar #265 to #263 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
please, spare me your estats?

that's really cool bro, but for the majority of young kids working out, it has adverse effects.

User avatar #270 to #265 - lazypaul (06/07/2012) [-]
Not e-stats, and the 'lifting stunts you growth' theories have been proven as old wives tales time and time again.
User avatar #275 to #270 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
It all depends on what type of lifting and the weights man.

If this 13 year old is trying to deadlift 200kg his back will be perminantly damaged.

you feel me dawg?
User avatar #278 to #275 - lazypaul (06/07/2012) [-]
Anyone who tries to dead lift 200kgs when they cant are going to have permanently damaged backs. At 13 he wont even be able to pick that much up anyway.
User avatar #246 to #226 - girguy (06/07/2012) [-]
When lying down, flex your stomach. Every night, try to fall asleep with your stomach flexed.
This will add up and slowly make you slim.
User avatar #257 to #246 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
and that has got to be the single worst piece of fitness advice i've ever seen.
User avatar #261 to #257 - girguy (06/07/2012) [-]
User avatar #227 to #226 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
>13 years old
>wants to gain muscle

kid your body is not even half way through your growing phase.

If you don't want to look like a hunchback, just eat healthily till you are at least 19, then start lifting.
User avatar #233 to #227 - joshkroger (06/07/2012) [-]
It's safe to start lifting at age 14
User avatar #235 to #233 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
Your body isn't fully developed untill around 24 years old bro.

By lifting that early, you are stunting growth patterns in your body.
User avatar #238 to #235 - joshkroger (06/07/2012) [-]
Yeah I know the theory, as long as he isn't maxing or lifting insane amounts of weights he will be fine.
User avatar #241 to #238 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
yeah, if he's not lifting like i do then he should be fine. i see way too many Curlbros in my gym, that havn't got a clue, just curling away or using the chestpress machine. idiots.
User avatar #243 to #241 - joshkroger (06/07/2012) [-]
yeah that's not smart
User avatar #230 to #227 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
Well, I know I'm gonna grow more, and I've been doing martial arts for 7 years, but my muscles are already showing up more than they used to, but I'm just sick of being over-weight despite the work I do anyway, so I thought might aswell do more, even if it's just to lose weight, I'm eating better also.
User avatar #234 to #230 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
If you want to lose weight, thats fine, just don't try to do weights/build muscle at your age.

eat healthy, and go for a run, and use "CALORIES IN/CALORIES OUT".

thats how you lose weight.
User avatar #237 to #234 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
Just a couple of pressups won't do any harm, though, right?
User avatar #240 to #237 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
body weight exercises wouldn't matter too much, in that you are basically just using the exercise to kick start your metabolism to lose weight faster.
User avatar #245 to #240 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
well, that's alright, I wasn't thinking about using weights anyway. I mean we have this machine that has a bar that you pull down, I was doing a couple of reps on that, but I guess you're saying that's not good to do.
User avatar #247 to #245 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
Thats called a "Lat pull down" it works the muscles under your armpits (latimus)

User avatar #254 to #247 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
Can i do those?
User avatar #259 to #254 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
sure, why not
User avatar #249 to #247 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
But I have to pull it like a pull-up, because my arms don't go all the way down sideways because there are other things were my amrs should go. So I'm essentially doing a pull-up.
User avatar #255 to #249 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
Yeahm the idea of the machine is to simulate a pullup bro
User avatar #258 to #255 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
But yeah when I use it, it feels like it works my triceps aswell, is it meant to do that?
#262 to #258 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
not really, you should lower the weight, it's meant to isolate the latimus.

dude, don't listen to those guys up top, they really hav no idea what they are talking about

pic related, thats me, i think i know how to lift
User avatar #266 to #262 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
Oh jeez, yeah, you look like you know to lift.
But I thought the only reason I was feeling the burn more on my tri-ceps was because I can't have my arms far apart. Would that be the case?
User avatar #272 to #266 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
ok, it doesn't matter where you put your arms on a lat pulldown machine.

you have to imagine in your mind what muscle is being worked, in this case the lats.

if you are straining your biceps or triceps, then the weight is too heavy, knock it down a few notches, and try again
User avatar #273 to #272 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
Oh, ok thanks a lot bro.Mind if I add you just incase I need some more advice in my eternal struggle to a healthier weight?
User avatar #277 to #273 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
go for it man, i like to give non bullshit advice, like alot of the dick heads here :)
User avatar #281 to #277 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
Thank a lot bro, I've always been big, but if I'm naturally big, might as well make that big look a bit better.
User avatar #283 to #281 - eldeeko (06/07/2012) [-]
post a pic bro? to gauge what you are capable of
User avatar #285 to #283 - painer (06/07/2012) [-]
Well, I've only just started working, so it's not much at the moment.
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