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Training With Kids


#1

Just brought home our first child. A baby girl. I lift in the garage and am attempting to have her with me while I train (in the stroller). Do any of you guys lift with your babies or kids around? Any tips? I can foresee not deadlifting with her in the room and I may need to turn the music down a bit.


#2

Personally, I wouldn’t do it but we have several carrycot prams that are parked away in a corner with sleeping babies on a Saturday and it usually isn’t an issue. That would be much more a disruptive environment than your garage but so much depends on your kid.


#3

Just put a crib in there and you should be good as long as you aren’t too loud.


#4

If you have the option of not having our kids around then it is the clear choice. I train with my kids around sometimes, they are 4 and 6. Not every day is the same, it gets annoying when I have to stop them from fighting or they try to talk to me during a set.

When my first kid was about 1-1 1/2 y.o. he used to freak out when I did chin ups. He would scream “No Dada! No!!” and cry, like I was doing something horrible.


#5

Were you kipping? :smile:


#6

baby monitor…or…

if attached garage, keep garage door open, music low and ears open.

it works. did with my kids.