13-year-old Jake Schellenschlager recently hit the news for being able to deadlift 300lb, over twice his weight. His parents say “You want to make sure they are doing proper form and not lifting too heavy. I know it’s bad on the joints with him still growing. Some don’t believe it is good to have kids weightlifting too early. But Jake never complains about pain or hurting, and he gets regular check-ups.”
Is 13 too young for this type of exercise?