My 12 year old brother wants me to get him into a weight training regime. I’m happy to help him out and think its a good idea, but I’m wondering whether or not I should put him on a traditional beginners style routine or modify it to suit his younger body?
He plays Australian Rules Football 4 times a week (2 training, 2 games), so he’s getting lots of cardio at the moment. Ideally, I don’t want to push his body too hard. Therefore, I was thinking maybe having him do 1 or 2 weights sessions a week - both being full-body workouts. I was going to start him on body-weight squats, push-ups and other basic exercises that shouldn’t risk his safety while he’s learning the ropes.
Any other ideas, am I on the right track?