Smith K wrote:
My brother is thirteen, and intersted in training with me. What I’m wondering is if I should just start him off on the weights (probably starting strength) or get him to do some bodyweight stuff first.
Like maybe get him up to doing 15 or 20 pull ups/dips, and get him to do some sprinting (kid is fast as hell). Then start teaching him how to back squat, deadlift, bench, overhead press, and row.
Does getting a srength base established with bodyweight exercises make sense?
yes it does. There is no point for him having a barbell on his back if he can’t do bodyweight squats correctly. Also his body won’t get nearly so messed up after the first few weights sessions because he’ll be more used to resistance training.
Remeber you’re first week of hard lifting? I left a friend bed ridden for 2 days once becuase he was so sore. He never lifted ever again. It’s a good break in period.
That is amazing. I would love to know how you did that, but this is not the time or place.
With the question regarding a strength base, yes, I would recommend that. I started out in martial arts. We did a lot of push-ups and body weight squats. It also helped me with flexibility (which most people find out is a lot more important in lifting than they thought a little to late). A bodyweight routine would be smart, but I don’t think you would have to make it too long before he starts lifting.[/quote]
kids a 5’7" 100 pound emaciated wow addict who never leaves his room. Basically ended up with 10 sets of squats 4 sets of deadlifts 6 sets of bench, 3x chins to failure curls, glute hams, tricept extentions.
It was one of my off days, and we were working on form because it was his first (and only) time. He got out of bed a few times to get food obviously, but the lactic acid buildup was way too much for him. Apparently the soreness didn’t completely disapate for 2 weeks.