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mikenesmith
06-24-2006, 04:14 PM
Hey Folks,
my daughter in 8th grade told me there is weightlifting gym in her school.... so naturally i was disgusted. apart from the fact that i think muscles on girls is yuk- do you think a 13 year old should be doing weightlifting???

any advice..? cheers mike!

VinceS
06-24-2006, 04:22 PM
I think she should, but she doesn't necessarily have to get serious about it. She can lift light, just to get her more in shape and fit. It doesn't hurt. It's not like she's going to be ripped. 13-year-olds (like myself) are still going through a lot of changes, with puberty and all that.

ashley9601
06-24-2006, 06:47 PM
Let us know when you can get past your disgust. Maybe then someone can help you.

misswhitney
06-24-2006, 06:49 PM
i think muscles on girls is yuk-

And do you think that being obese is better?

golfGirl
06-25-2006, 08:39 AM
Hey Folks,
my daughter in 8th grade told me there is weightlifting gym in her school.... so naturally i was disgusted. apart from the fact that i think muscles on girls is yuk- do you think a 13 year old should be doing weightlifting???

any advice..? cheers mike!

Without knowing anything about you or your daughter I still just want to add that you really need to be careful about how you approach things. Kids (especially girls) that age have such a warped sense of body image anyway. I think it can be a real slippery slope towards an eating disorder.

Treat her gently and let her know she looks great!

Sable_Strenua
06-25-2006, 10:09 AM
Hey Folks,
my daughter in 8th grade told me there is weightlifting gym in her school so naturally i was disgusted.

so everytime you see dumbbells and barbells they invoke a deep feeling of disgust and angst within you...hmmm *takes out notepad

because, you know it is HORRIBLE that they have a weight lifting room in her school! that could've been more room for the Coke soda machines!


do you think a 13 year old should be doing weightlifting???


well for one, if she has a strong interest for it don't discourage her with negative comments such as "why would you want to do that? Muscles are yukky on a girl!"

Secondly, at that age (being pubescent) it is important that she gets into this with supervision and structure.

All in all, it'll be a good activity for her.

BlondeAmazon
06-25-2006, 11:32 AM
Hey Folks,
my daughter in 8th grade told me there is weightlifting gym in her school.... so naturally i was disgusted. apart from the fact that i think muscles on girls is yuk- do you think a 13 year old should be doing weightlifting???

any advice..? cheers mike!

Good lord- This question is comparable to -- Hey fellows- My boyfriend is learning to cook- so naturally I was disgusted. Apart from the fact that I think men in the kitchen is gay and unatural- do you think my man should be cooking?? LMAO!!! With this question worded in such a fashion I am sure you will get a pluthera of very inventive suggestions from the women on this forum.. but hey-- Good Luck with THAT!

Simpy
06-25-2006, 01:23 PM
I don't even think this is a real question. Honestly, gut instinct says, "******* with a desire to piss off a bunch of bb females." Good job, though. If that was your goal, you probably accomplished it.

imperfectly_lou
06-25-2006, 05:24 PM
I reckon a girl with osteoporosis due to an eating disorder and low bone density would be much more disgusting, dont you think? ;)

SteveX
06-25-2006, 06:36 PM
You seem to be under the impression that your daughter is going to get huge from lifting weights.

There is a big difference between
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/donlemmon2cbig.jpg
and
http://www.personalpowertraining.net/desireedumpel.comuniverse2003.jpg

BTW
Muscle > Fat anyday of the week.

That is my pov as a guy.

twinnett
06-25-2006, 07:43 PM
I tend to agree that the posting might just be wanting to start trouble. How mature. I truly hope you don't share your feelings of "disgust" with your daughter. Would you rather that she look like an emaciated Olsen twin by not eating and running off every calorie? I only wish I would have discovered weight training and healthy eating at a younger age. It would have saved me a lot of angst. I agree that you need to make sure she is being supervised by someone who knows what they are doing. Weight training does not make women "bulky". It makes them healthy, fit, and beautiful.

wide lats
06-26-2006, 05:20 AM
Well whether you like it or not there are certain schools of thought in gym lifestyle, it has been the cinflict of womens bbing for years, before i started at least when cory was ms O.
Heres a genuine clip from genuine women in the sport years ago, this isnt some made up stuff from a online fake woman its really what is still happening in womens bbing today, there is none of this fighting going on though like online, everyone gets along fine. If there is exchanges its all in good fun and usually the judges are getting the rap, not the competitors..

Watch the clip and discuss seriously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xjmy3RMMgg&search=paula%20bircumshaw

xxxjnr
06-27-2006, 11:59 PM
Yeah i know what you mean mike... ive seen those muscle ladies in porn!!! yuk, but seriously i don't think no matter how hard your daughter trained that she would become some kind of muscle girl at that age... anyway you said weightlifting so im assuming your talking about the olympic sport?

Pump_30
06-28-2006, 07:47 AM
Hey Folks,
my daughter in 8th grade told me there is weightlifting gym in her school.... so naturally i was disgusted. apart from the fact that i think muscles on girls is yuk- do you think a 13 year old should be doing weightlifting???

any advice..? cheers mike!

would you rather her smokin weed and giving boy head?

C'mon.......maybe this is exactly what she needs........she has limited test old man she won't be getting that big.......ever see those fitness gals.....

the training will give her focus and goals to set, she probably be more disciplined in school.....

ginabear05
06-28-2006, 09:31 PM
mikenesmith, I really think you need to read the articles in the Women's section of www.bodybuilding.com. Like others here have said, there is no way your daughter would get big or 'yucky' looking from lifting weights. You do know that women do not have anywhere near as much testosterone as men do, right? It is nearly impossible for women to (naturally) get as big as a man.

I, too, wish I would have been introduced to weight lifting and healthy nutrition at age 13. As long as your daughter is supervised and taught proper form and safety while lifting weights, there should be no problem. Get over the stereotypes about females and weights!

Sable_Strenua
06-29-2006, 07:15 PM
does anyone else think its suspect that this is his first post?

HMMMmmmmmmmmmmm....