Not much has been discussed in the way of training for early teens, so here goes.
As I have a son who has just turned 13 what say we use him as a point of reference?
He is 5'6" tall and weighs a staggering 110lbs,refer to Da Joels pre BFL for some sort of idea
He is not athletic at all but does karate 2x pw. Possibly the most uncompetitive person in the world!
I haven't run any 'tests' as yet and was thinking of testing,
db press for 3 rm (I've seen those body flails he thinks are pressups)
squat 3 rm
What do you think?
From this I thought of starting on a 2 x pw circuit with 60 sec rest beteween (remember he has karate 2x pw). For the circuit I thought of,
scissor hip extension (as per CT's Painful 7 article)
bent over rows
Swiss ball crunch
db shoulder press
all for 6-8 reps or pre failure (failure 1-2 reps away)whichever comes first. 2nd workout being done in reverse order to above.
Comments and discussion appreciated.