I'm looking for thoughts for getting my son started on the right foot. He's a big twelve year old who's grown too fast and is going through that clumsy stage as a result. He's at the outset of puberty (probably Tanner stage 2.5-3, for those for whom it will mean something).
I've got him doing multiple unweighted or very light weight repetitions for the major lifts to get him used to the movement patterns, but it's slow going. He's afflicted with the same tight hip flexors as the rest of his generation, though I think in his case it's too much soccer rather than being sedentary.
So, he's learning to squat and deadlift, and doing multiple lunges, mostly unweighted until he masters the movement. I'm also having him do fifty pushups and twenty pullups a day in as few sets as possible, and working him toward being able to do dips, but he just doesn't have the upper body strength yet.
In the next month as he settles into comfort zone with these movements, I plan on setting up a basic beginners workout built around one compound movement per day. I'm looking for insights and ideas, and any precautions you might suggest for a boy in early puberty.
Thanks in advance.