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Rugrat Training


#1

Can anyone recommend a good book to get for training children? I have 4 & 5 year boys who love doing push ups, sit ups, and various other body wt exercises. I want them to enjoy working out, so I want something to keep their interest without having to wait on me for help. We've just started this and they have a hard time doing push ups and sit ups correctly. I don't want them to get hurt either. Any recommendations will be appreciated.

Quick note, I remember hearing something on a video or reading something Dave Tate said about how the Russians trained their children for GPP and overall strength. Any thing on this would be great.

Thanks


#2

They're young children. They won't do structured training, and you would be a fool to try. Just have them use their imaginations, move around, and be kids. If you try to put them through routines, you'll just turn them off physical activity.


#3

I completely understand that. They always want to "work out". I never force them to do anything at all. As a matter of fact, I don't even bring up working out to them because they run and play outside all the time. I just don't want them to think that working out means something boring. I may be putting to much thought into it. But hey, we all want what's best for our kids.

thanks for the reply, and once again, I would never make my kids do a workout program. I think they get plenty of exercise as it is and they are all healthy boys. They just think they have to do what daddy does.