yo yo yo that's wrong man, i reckon he could die an early age? probably been on steroids and his growth probably will get stunted from doing weights before the age of 6 and that woman made a point about whether his mother is fully aware of what she's doing to her child. And i don't think he'll go through puberty properly like he obviously will go through but to the extent to when he fully developes like everyone else would..
Why would he die? we are talking about whether doing weight baring activities and using steroids would decrease the risk of Osteoporosis!
I think it will stunt his growth as his growth plates will harden more quickly as there's more impact on the bones, but he's really flexible which may allow him to hyper extend making his ligaments looser so his joints may be less stable when he's older
I agree with Steph but as he hasn't fully developed, his muscles won't grow to their full potential. By going on steroids at a young age, it will prevent the growth plates in the epiphysis (long bone) from growing, so the young boy won't grow fully.
As his bones are less dense than thy would be if he was an adult, as they haven't fully developed, doing weight bearing activities could damage his bones more than strengthen them. The boy could get osteoporosis at an earlier age as they are less dense and more likely to splint.
I'm slightly worried with some of the depth of comments so far, especially your use of key words!! I'd like to think that weight bearing activities will benefit the development of his bone density, thus reducing the onset of osteoporosis, through the pressure to his bones. This will reduce the chance of them breaking later in life. However, as Geogie pointed out, if he puts too much pressure on them from an early age when they haven't fully developed, he could cause himself a lot pain due to the splintering of his bones. If he's training as often as it suggests, he is not having enough time to recover constantly putting pressure on his muscles, and as Steph mentioned, his ligaments. This could cause his joints to become less stable due to lack of rest and recovery as they have not had time to repair and solidify the joint again.
Just a little extra depth to add to the discussion, well done for getting on there early though, there are some good points.
He has got fast twitch muscle fibres, this means that his muscles will recieve fatigue more easily, a long term effect is that he is putting constant pressure on his muscles by performing weight bearing activities. This will cause a lot of pain from the young boy's muscles ass they are still developing and the boy keeps pushing them to elite performance. I think he is more likely to recieve a bone disorder because he is overusing them by the weight bearing activities he is doing to improve in his shape. However, he is doing this at a young age and from where his bones have been through the activities they will deteriorate in bone health. The disorder that may occur is a fault in the growth plates as he is performing in an impact activity his growth plates may become injured more easily. Also, the young boy probably repeats his routine for his competition many times which means he will be overusing them and not letting either his bones or muscles rest and recover. Another problem the boy may have when he is developing into a young adult is problems with his joints i.e. osteoarthritis. Articular cartilage covers the end of long bones to act to absorb shock release, synovial fluid and to prevent friction between bone. However, if the boy is using his joints more than he should be at his age, the synovial fluid will decrease, letting bone to bone grind with one another!
the fact that someone so young has possible been given steroids could massively change his life expectancy, i believe that he will die at a mucg younger age as his body wont be able to cope with the effects of the drug.
i don't think it is fair what his parents have done as not only is the drug killing but as his body is very early on in the development stage it will cause his bone to in fact weaken due to the weight bearing exercises, so i think that what has been done to the child is morally wrong.
This kid is not right. He is going to have osteoarthritis so early in his age. The pain he will go through when his cartilage wears away on his long bones at the epiphysis and he will have the pain earlier than others too. The bone splinters he will have will be so painful for him. In addition, he will have a lot of growth plate injuries from practicing his routine and building his muscles consistently.He will probably never be able to perfect his routine because by consistently working on it, the more growth plate injuries he will get from working out and the more pain he will go through. Can his mum not see what she has done to the poor child? The weight bearing he does may also cause ligament damage from the large weight forces he is lifting. His knees may become unstable from the pressure on them like Mr Ashdown's knee. :). And once the joints are unstable, he wont be able to move much at all therefore i feel he should stop doing weights now before it is too late.
Erm ,well he's going to get osteoarthritis at an early age but he will not get osteoarthritisuntil later due to weight bearing activities but this will increase bone density as a plus. I agree with charlotte in saying about the the fast twitch muscles. But this is absolutely crazy and why would someone let a kid do that.
Well, first of all the Little Hercule is hencher than me.
This boy is to young to be taken any sources of performance enhancers i.e. Steroids. His muscles are not fully developed which means that it will stunt his growth plates in the epiphyses (the long bone) which means that he will not grow to his full potential.
however research suggest that the longer you do weight baring activities the less likely that you will suffer from osteoporosis in an early age. this means that if your bones are denser then it takes longer for it to wear off at the cartilage or at the end of the long bones. Think of your bones as a “bank” where you “deposit” and “withdraw” bone tissue. During your childhood and teenage years, new bone is added (or deposited) to the skeleton faster than old bone is removed (or withdrawn). As a result, your bones become larger, heavier, and denser.
I think that his weight bearing activities will benefit his body later in life. Even though he is training an awful lot and not giving his body enogh time to recover his bones will we dense and strong. However the growth plate in his bones could have already fully developed and could cause osterporosis earlier than other adults. This muscles shouldn't be performing at this extreme level this early in his life.
Also being only 6 his body is only at the start of his development age and with his body being as it is, he has most likely been on a diet which isn't suitable for his age and is probably taking in more protein and carbs than he should, and not enough minerals and vitamins which cause other health problems
I think that it is unfair on the kid because his parents have obviously made him train much harder than he should do at his age and it could damage his bones/joints however , no one has actually proved that weight bearing activities stunt your growth so his bones could still grow normally and weight bearing activities will strengthen his bones so it could delay the age he gets osteoarthritis which would be a benefit.
This kid is seriously. gonna have some issues with his joints. when he is older. the weight bearing activity. and training he is doing to get a body like he has is going to cause osteoporosis and osteoarthritishe will get it earlier than he should and could cause even more deformities at an earlier age due to this.
Even though high impact weight bearing activity helps the development of strong healthy bones and a childs skeleton is more likely to be responsive to weight training, the extremes this boy is going to will ultimately have many problems such as wearing away of cartilage at the joints which will lead to pain where the bones rub at the epiphysis. Also his chances of suffering from conditions such as Osteoperosis and Osteoarthiritis will be increased as his bone health will decrease.
The weight bearing exercise will have a severe impact on his growth. the growth plates at the end of the long bone causing a stunted growth. Being of such a young age his muscles are not fully developed and the muscles should not be used for such extreme weights he has be given.
His chances of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis will increase.
The articulating cartilage will be worn away and this will mean his bones and joint will start to rub causing pain. muscle damage will occur and he may have more injuries as an adult due to this.
However is the short term by increasing the bone density he will reduce the risk of these diseases although in the long term will not benefit him.
Exercise such as weigh bearing can have a huge impact on his bone growth in general. As we know if we start exercising in earlier stages of life, our growth will stope, because our growth plates are going to stop developing. Although it may seem like he is very good at his exercise, if you look at his case closely, we will find out, he will have some problems in his future with this kind of exercise. He could have possibly problem with diseases such as Osteoperosis and Osteoarthiritis, risk of suffering from them will be increased as his bone health will decrease.
However it may also help him in some distance, for example his bones due to this constant pressure on them and on his joints, will be developing to have to problem with that in the future, so they will be more resistante and could possibly hold much more than other people's.
First of all, I agree with Mr Ashdown, Charlotte, Steph, Moe, Jacob, Dan, Ryan, Chelcie, Hannah, Megan, David, James, Jack and Georgie, they all have good points.
Second of all, I think that this guy will have some serious problems like Ostephorosis and Osteoarthritis not that far away in time and his bones' health will decrease due to the fact that he's exercising too much in a too young age, his body is not ready yet for what he's doing: at least he will increase his bone density.
His growth plate, situated in longs bones (epiphysis), is going to stop growing because he's too young for such exercise and he's not developed yet so his bones and his joints are not ready for this effort. The articulating cartilage will be worn away and that will probably cause him a lot of pain when he will be older. He is probably over using and over training his joints and muscles that don't have the time to rest and recover. I'd suggest him to stop it immediately before it's too late (if it isn't already).
How can his parents allow him to do it or, worse, encourage him to do it? It's madness.
I agree that by him doing weight bearing activities will delay the age in which he develops osteoarthritis would be a benefit, however in the short term his bone health and bone strength will decrease massively as he is taking part in extreme weight training at a very early age when he is still growing and developing. Also I think when he is fully grown he may experience problems with his bones and joints if he were to carry on with the same weight bearing activities.
On the other hand I think that if he were to start taking part in exercise such as running then it will benefit him massively as he is reducing the weight bearing on the joints and maintaining balance between weight bearing activities and exercise. This will also keep the rate in which he may experience Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis at a steady pace.