Weights V Calisthenics for a 16 year old.

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I plan to start working out after my GCSEs and just have a few questions about the two methods of training.

So firstly I'll begin by telling you that my main objective is to put on some solid muscle mass.

I know weight training at a gym would be more suited for this goal however considering I'm only 16 I want to ensure I don't stunt my growth.

I'm not especially tall considering I'm 15 years old ( and 11 months ), I'm 174cm at the moment and I don't see myself becoming any more than 180 considering my dad is 178.

What's your take?
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Moved to Fitness
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just don't do deadlifts or overhead shoulder press and you're good

dont do squats either just to be safe
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Stunting growth is a myth
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(Original post by Oneiropólos)
I plan to start working out after my GCSEs and just have a few questions about the two methods of training.

So firstly I'll begin by telling you that my main objective is to put on some solid muscle mass.

I know weight training at a gym would be more suited for this goal however considering I'm only 16 I want to ensure I don't stunt my growth.

I'm not especially tall considering I'm 15 years old ( and 11 months ), I'm 174cm at the moment and I don't see myself becoming any more than 180 considering my dad is 178.

What's your take?
It's a complete myth that lifting weights stunts growth.
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(Original post by Oneiropólos)
I plan to start working out after my GCSEs and just have a few questions about the two methods of training.

So firstly I'll begin by telling you that my main objective is to put on some solid muscle mass.

I know weight training at a gym would be more suited for this goal however considering I'm only 16 I want to ensure I don't stunt my growth.

I'm not especially tall considering I'm 15 years old ( and 11 months ), I'm 174cm at the moment and I don't see myself becoming any more than 180 considering my dad is 178.

What's your take?
Klokov started weightlifting at 13, he's now 1.83m
Lifting doesn't stunt your growth
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I'd go for weightlifting.
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Lift
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