My friends tell me that I am a virgin so I should not go to gym after school and workout because I won't build muscle. I am 13 years old and skinny, about 83 lbs. and 5'. I wanted to get in better shape and stronger because friends call me weak but they also tell me you cannot build strength or fitness if you are a virgin so I must have sex first. Is this true or what should I start do?

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    You friends are mistaken. While it is controversial for people who have not started puberty to work out with heavy weights, this has to do with hormone levels; being a virgin has nothing to do with it. – Will Dec 27 '16 at 20:47
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    I can't understand the reason for putting the question on hold. The claim that "you cannot build strength or fitness if you are a virgin" is clearly false, so why "opinion-based"? – BKE Dec 27 '16 at 22:08
  • Guys... surely "Sally Clithead" is a troll? – Hitchmo Jan 11 '17 at 20:02

Your friends are incorrect. Virginity makes no difference in the results of working out.

In regards to building strength at that age, focus on building a solid foundation. A proper diet is the most important thing at your age for getting in shape. Sexual history/activity is irrelevant.

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