Q. I have a 14-year-old son who is looking to lift weights in addition to basketball practice. When is a good age to start?
- Plymouth Dad
A: Now would be a good time, dad, but he needs to start with the proper supervision of a good weight trainer.
At his age he doesn't need to bulk up, just have him work on technique and getting familiar with all the equipment and what is best for each muscle group. You want to see him get toned and develop reasonable muscle mass for his age.