So my best mate and his little bro came over today and we decided to give his little bro a workout (well, his little bro was begging us to let him rather than we decided).
We started him off benching 22lbs and he was pushing it for 20 without any problems at all, so we stuck another 22lbs on (this is all converted from kilos by the way) and he was still busting out reps with it! I’ve heard of adults who start training starting with only the bar, and 20K is what an olympic bar weighs!
We had him overhead pressing 22lbs easy for reps, single arm rowing about 15lbs per side for reps, curling 22lbs for reps… that kid is going to be a BEAST. I know those are tiny weights, but for a 9 year old that is incredibly impressive. And his parents are both tall as well, so he is going to just be an absolute monster one day. He’s already taller and stronger than most kids a couple of years older than him and amazing at sports.
Obviously it was just a silly messing around workout rather than us trying to show him some serious stuff, but if he finds his way into the weight room in his early teens then by the time he’s 18 he will probably be one of the biggest people you will ever see in your entire life. He’ll certainly rule his school because he’s a very confident good looking kid as well.
He was begging for a protein shake after, ha ha ha!
It’s kind of nice to see kids taking a real interest in sports/physical activity when so many kids just want to watch TV.