“Do You Think I Would Purposely Injure My Child?”: Bodybuilding Coach Slaps Back After Being Questioned About His 10-Yo Son’s Insane 280 Lbs Deadlift

Published 10/08/2023, 6:40 AM EDT

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In a world dominated by social media, where everyone’s life seems to be on display, even achievements can lead to debates, criticisms, and opinions from thousands. And also a myth that has been going on for a very long time. Which is that children lifting heavy can be very dangerous for their fitness and affect their growth.

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Such was the case with bodybuilder and coach Marc Lobliner when he recently posted a video on his Instagram account. The video showcased his 10-year-old son executing an impressive 280 LB HEX-Bar Deadlift PR. But instead of unanimous applause, the father-son duo found themselves in the midst of a controversy.

Concerns over the child’s growth and fitness

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Marc Lobliner, exuding pride, captioned the post, “He’s having a tremendous football season and at @legacyatcarbon we hit PRs and continue to improve DURING THE SEASON! @prestonlobliner with the 280lb PR at 10 years old. If we keep improving daily, imagine what will happen for high school ball!?” But not all reactions were positive. Amidst the flood of congratulatory messages, a recurring concern emerged from several followers: could lifting such weights at a tender age stunt the young boy’s growth?

 

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One user wrote, “damn thats crazy. good job, serious question doesnt this stunt growth? i would love to know your opinion? thanks.” Another reflected a similar sentiment: “That’s incredible!! Real question: would this impact his growth?”

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Lobliner’s responses to these queries were assertive and defensive. Addressing both comments, he reiterated a powerful message, asking if they genuinely believed he would do something harmful to his child. “If it really did, do you think I would purposely injure my child?” he asked one user. To another, he wrote, “question: would I do anything to hurt my child and stunt his growth?” While his stance was clear, it further intensified the broader conversation around child athleticism.

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Marc Lobliner’s defense and the broader debate

Lobliner’s posts and comments highlight a prevailing dilemma in the realm of child bodybuilding and fitness. How young is too young to start intense physical training? While some argue that rigorous training at a young age might lead to various physical complications, including stunted growth, others believe that with the right guidance, children can safely push their limits.

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The debate surrounding children’s intense physical activities often evokes strong reactions. Marc Lobliner’s defense highlights the trust parents’ place in their expertise and decisions for their child’s welfare. It’s imperative to respect parental judgments, especially when made with informed knowledge. Questioning is natural, but understanding and faith in parental intent is paramount.

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Taha Tariq

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Taha Tariq is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from a premier University and brings with him prior experience in managing social media campaigns and conducting market research. Bodybuilding and MMA have always been of significant interest to Taha, inspiring him in his professional writing and personal fitness journey.
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