I just got my brother to start lifting with me instead of using machines and need some advice about his workout. I was doing alot of bodyweight training with him in the fall so he isn’t weak, but he’s real thin. For example, he can do about 6 or 7 pullups which I think is ok, but I know I could do alot more when I was his age.
He’s 15yo, 5’11", and weighs about 145.
I have him doing a full body 3 times a week usually M/W/F. I have him at 90 sec rest between sets doing 2x8-10 raising the weight when he can do 10 on both sets. We’re shooting primarily for strength since I’m guessing he’ll gain weight anyway being a beginner.
Bent Over Row
Shoulder Press w/ DBs
1 set of pullups on Gravitron
1 set of chinups on Gravitron
After about 3-4 weeks, I’m going to drop him down to a 3x5 until I feel that he has a good base and then we might start on some more advanced workouts, but this should most likely last him 4-6 months as long as he changes up the exercises occasionally.
Anybody have any feedback?