Same difference really. He still pushed his ideas out to the world even if some of the tools in his shed can move freely and talk.
I realize this thread is just trolling most likely but at that age, I remember "Field Day" in elementary school. Field week really.
One mile run for time, rope climb to the gym cieling, chin holds for a minute to score, peg boards (for real), 100 crunches, I think it was 50 push ups also for time, I remember testing for jump verticals and long jump too, so training them would have made sense. Sprints...
Kinda sad these days my fifth grade self would kick my ass in the mile and peg board. And sprints.
Weight training for us started fairly young too, seventh grade for athletics kids. We were pulled from general PE for weight training and track work. Nobody seemed to stunt their growth, turn in to ugly trolls et cetera. In fact breezing in to puberty with a lifting protocol already in place was pretty sweet.
We did have an aggressive athletics program though, especially football. Even got in trouble for recruiting.
Attention whoring personal story aside, pushing an eight year old physically is not a horrible idea as long as he's having fun.
Of course the drugs are ridiculous.