My one year old son found my weights in the rec room. Now he constantly points to go upstairs to play. As soon as I take him up I get all his little toys out, set him on the floor, and he goes straight for the weight pile by the couch. His favorite is my wife’s 5 lb medicine ball.
Now I am probably just one of those dads who thinks their kid is awesome no matter what, but I would like some additional input. Is it normal for a one year old (well now he is 14 months) to be able to pick up the 5 lb medicine ball in a seated position, lift it over his head, and throw it about a foot across the room?
He also likes to take his 8 yr old brother’s 5 pound dumbbell and does one arm side raises parallel to floor and then drops it. He likes the bang it makes on the floor. He also pushes the 20 lb dumbbell across the floor to watch it roll.
I think this is awesome… I can’t get his older brother to do weights with me and I try every night that I work out. I think the baby is going to be the one. Any body else with young kids getting into the iron? Doesn’t it make you proud? I plan to have Harrison his own T-Nation profile by the time he is 5.