Hey Jim, I am quite new to strength training and have chosen 5/3/1 as my template for lifting.
Anyway, this leads me to the point of the thread, which as the title would suggest, is 5/3/1 or infact any training system for a young lad.
My little cousin is going to highschool next year and he is already a picked on, quite mard kid. He is really skinny with a protruding gut and I think he has the same insecure stuff going on most of us did at that age. He lives in a house full of women and doesn’t really have much discipline or dedication to anything that requires someone to build character.
Anyway, he seems to look up to me and always asks about martial arts and most common of all is him going into my shed and just staring at the weights like he has seen a naked lady. He is fascinated by them and has been asking about lifting weights and how he can get big and strong etc etc.
I am considering giving him a few days a week to come and lift weights and impart some mr Mayagi style wisdom on him, or at least make him a bit less flaky and a bit more confident, especially before he goes to high school.
I saw an awesome video of you teaching your son how to lift, could you give me a good idea for how to start my cousin off in his weightlifting journey and any added advice on helping young boys develop in general would be good.
Also, what Bike do you have? I am on a little one right now due to my weak sauce countries laws, I can’t decide on a Harley or a triumph, Fatboy or an America, to be exact.