I am curious to see what others think on this topic.
The topic of, "when should someone begin to lift?"
I began to lift at 14 yrs old hitting the weights hard from the begining. I saw great results and benched 440lbs by 17yrs old.
However, I have noticed that many more athletes who begin weight training (intense) in college flourish more than the high school athletes. For instance Brynt Mckinnie (MIAMI grad and NFL Pro), I played football against him in high school when he was 6.9ft and 225 pounds (he was even in the marching band!) Now he tips the scales at 320+ lbs.
Could this be due to external factors such as coaches or facilities or money?
Could this be due to internal factors such as "pushing yourself", mental or physical maturity/skill development?
Or maybe it's written in stone?
I would like to hear what T-Nation memebers have to say on this topic.
Ps... I had to stop my other account cause it was acting up so this is my new one.