You know what grinds my gears… is when a “know it all coach”, or “know it all college kid” tries to tell me not to do certain lifts. Squats especially. I cant see the reaason why he doesnt want me to squat because Im only 13 and he thinks it will damage my knees. But he hounds me at the gym everyday and its really annoying.
I was just wondering if anyone would agree with me.
1st. I think that doing everyday activities, such as snowboarding, wrestling with friends, playing football, and helping do yard work is WAY worse as far as injuring yourself. Think about this, I just recently went snowboarding (I SUCK) so I was constantly falling down and picking myself up. Basically I was ASS to GRASS squating everytime I fell. But I didnt have a controled environment, there were no mirrors for me to watch my form, I would fall and get back up as quickly as possilbe.
Also, wrestling with friends I think is a lot worse then doing squats, deadlifts, of bench pressing. When you try to pick your friend up to body slam him or some other shit, you just use all your might to lift him off the ground. YOu dont stop to make sure your back isnt rounding out or make sure your weight is on your heels. Right?
But when your in a gym performing Deadlifts, you take that extra second before the lift to make sure your form is perfect. or when your Squating you look to the side before you get under the bar to make sure you have a good arch in your back.
So why do people constantly nag teens like me about weightlifting and damaging my growth? Ive done enough research and havent found any legit evindence of stuning your growth from weightlifting.
Thanks to anyone you agrees with me/ disagrees with me but overall just give feedback.