what're u basing this on? "8 years experience and 10 years of talking"?Originally Posted by alterego
how many ppl u know that had messed up growth over these 8 years?
ask ur doctor if stress on ur bones will mess up ur bone growth. he will say that stress on ur bones will make ur bones stronger!
what basis do u think squats are worst b/c they give teh most stress to the bones? thats' actually a good thing! growth hormone levels in the blood goes up 500% right after finishing breathing squats! u can measure this, and it has been done
explain why old ppl (>60years) who don't excercise lose much more bone mass than old ppl who lift weights. teh answer: stress strengthens bone
explain why astronauts who go to space come back to earth with bone problems. answer: w/o stress, bones have no reason to be stronger, so they become deteriorated when astronauts coem back to earth, where there IS gravity.
fact: lifting will make your bones stronger at any age.
fact: bad form may mess up ur joints, but won't do much to ur bones.
fact: if u lift heavy weights, and ur bones dont' hurt, then there's no damageto the bones (did u ever max out on a squat and ur shins hurt? prolly not, even at maxed out weights, ur bones are able to resist such mass)
no offense, but your 8 years of lifting and 10 years of talking to amateurs and pros cannot answer these questions, but medical logic can. i still dont know where this myth came from, cuz i've never seen any photos or read any stories of ppl with messed up bones b/c they lifted too early. NEVER