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Is 11 years old too young for light weight strength training?

Friday, August 29, 2008 by Anonymous

My son is 11 years old, and I would like to work on his strength. Is this age too young for light weight training? If so, what types of exercises should he participate in to develop all-around strength?


June 29, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Frozen Ropes Staff says:

At 11, suggest that your son use his own weight in his training. Push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups (a bar in the garage or play room door way) are the most effective exercises. Medicine balls (no more than 6kg) can be used to throw back and forth in a chest pass movement. Interval sprinting (walk to jog to a full sprint) over a few hundred feet is also a great way to strengthen hamstring/quad/calves.

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