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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Ideal Age to start body building ?

    Guy , i am 26 years old , i want to know about the ideal and perfect age to start body building game , because i want to start the game now . please give your comments about the ideal age that is recommended to start body building here . Thanks
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    Age factor

    Regarding age factor, First of all, let me go on the record and say this. I do not think anyone under the age of 18 should mess with any harsh growth supplements. At that age, you have a balance of hormones that is geared towards making you bigger and most important - taller. Now I have seen lots of supplements, but none of them made you taller.
    So leave mother-nature alone at that age. Now for those of you over 35, take a hormonal blood test. See what your levels are and then start balancing out the hormones.
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    probably 10 years ago

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    Ideal age to start body building is 18. When all your body growth stops and after 18 you grow gradually and 18 is the perfect age to start body building. If some one asks me then i will recommend him 18 years. Because you can bring shape to your body and its a best time to make your muscles. I have seen many guys who start body building under the age of 18. In fact many guys start at 14 and its not harmful but it may effect your growth, if you are small heighted

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    What do you mean by body building? Competing? Lifting weights? Drinking protein shakes and backslapping your bros in the gym?

    Resistance training... the body's designed to adapt at any age. Start when you're ten. Lifting free weights, requires a bit more skill and training. Start when you're twelve. Protein shakes are food... hell, as soon as you're off baby formula a good whey protein isn't off limits. Competing? They have competitions for all ages.

    Wearing string workout shirts, carrying around a milk jug, wearing beanies, posting arrogantly on the internet? Hell, start whenever. That never gets old.

    PS- don't call it a game. It's a change in lifestyle. A game is something you pick up for a few hours here and there on the side during your week. Whether you're lifting for appearance, overall health, or competition, it's all part of your everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZACK View Post
    Guy , i am 26 years old , i want to know about the ideal and perfect age to start body building game , because i want to start the game now . please give your comments about the ideal age that is recommended to start body building here . Thanks
    34 usually. Welp, see you in eight...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZACK View Post
    Guy , i am 26 years old , i want to know about the ideal and perfect age to start body building game , because i want to start the game now . please give your comments about the ideal age that is recommended to start body building here . Thanks
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    26........26 yrs old is a pretty good time to get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond View Post
    Ideal age to start body building is 18. When all your body growth stops and after 18 you grow gradually and 18 is the perfect age to start body building. If some one asks me then i will recommend him 18 years. Because you can bring shape to your body and its a best time to make your muscles. I have seen many guys who start body building under the age of 18. In fact many guys start at 14 and its not harmful but it may effect your growth, if you are small heighted
    This is amazing advice.

    I'm not small heighted, if only I would've started at 14.
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    I'm no bodybuilder, not even an experienced lifter but like all other activities my common sense answer would be.. the ideal time is NOW, why worry about what is "ideal"? Just get in there and do it IF its something you want to try and experience.....

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    I would think that around 14 or 15 would be optimal. But you can certainly do a limited amount before that and there's no reason not to start after that if you so desire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    I would think that around 14 or 15 would be optimal. But you can certainly do a limited amount before that and there's no reason not to start after that if you so desire.
    Why optimal Off Road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT111 View Post
    Why optimal Off Road?
    I just think at that age they are old enough and mature enough to make the most out of it.
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    Just have at it, bro. It's a lifestyle, not a game... as Belial said. You either do it or you don't. Don't wait until tomorrow to start changing your life. What goals are you seeking? What do you want to accomplish?

    What's the ideal age? Whenever you start. So start now.
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