Today i was talking about football and weightlifting with this guy that sits next to me in Class and when he asked me how old i was and i replied “15” he said "WHAT?! you shouldn’t be lifting until you’re at least 16!"
Now i distinctly remember reading on these forums a similar debate in which it was concluced that weightlifting was fine for younger children and would in fact increase bone density or something which would benefit the youngsters.
So I told him that i would bring in sources from Medical Journals and the likes to prove to him, and he said he would do the same. I am hoping the guys with the PHD’s can hook me up here with some sources and give me a good explanation i can give him on Wednesday when we have class again. (By the way, this guy is about 25 and plays college football).
So… sources/explanations greatly appreciated!