My husband has been taking our 15 year old son to the Gym with him for weight training in preparation for Varsity Football. My son also lifts weights at school. I was told he bench presses 285 and cling and jerks about the same weight.
I also found out that my son has been wearing his weight vest (20lbs) to school every day for 8 hours a day in addition to his 30 pound book bag and 5 pound (each) leg weights.
Is this healthy for a young man who is hitting his second growth spurt? (He is 6'2" now, his father is 6"5")
I am concerned that this added weight, worn all day, could harm his back, shoulders, etc. My husband and son do not agree.