Super-easy routine for a kid?

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  1. M.A. Malone Esq.

    M.A. Malone Esq. OT Supporter

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    My cousin wants his kid to start lifting weights (14 or so). I know this is a great time to really get into weight lifting, but I get the feeling that he doesn't have the dedication to really do it. So I was wondering what kind of extremely, extremely simple routines I could give him so that he doesn't get bored dued to complexity and stuff. All he really does have is a bench... and I was thinking about buying him a pull-up bar.

    go go go :run:
     
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    won't lifting weights stunt his growth? or is that just a myth?

    tell him to do push ups and pull ups instead?
     
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    let the kid do something he'll enjoy
     
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    stick with playing sports?

    get him a fitness ball or something lol
     
  5. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    14 is a perfectly fine age to start lifting.
     
  6. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    where've you been?
     
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    grampositivecocci New Member

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    haha drinking, partying, university. Last week was a blur man, seriously.

    Training is slipping, but the body is looking good.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    :cool: sounds like a good time. did you just get back up there or something?

    :naughty: taking a break occasionally isn't a bad thing
     
  9. grampositivecocci

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    I live in the city my university is in, just that everyone is now back in town. Well back at college anyway.

    Plus I was pretty damn sick in the holidays which put a dampener on them.

    oh and I got my tax return of 400 dollars back, which wasn't a bad bonus.
     
  10. MaineSucks

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    I was lifting when i was fourteen... just used a really simple BB routine at a health club. tell your cousin to get him into the gym to see how he responds to it. by 14 you can usuall tell what kind of person the kid is going to be.... if he is like I was at that age... he'll be fired up to get into the gym after walking around and looking at all the exercises and feeling the gym atmosphere.

    if you can tell he is going to be one of the non-athletic kids in high school, show him the atmosphere but dont force him to like it. actually, no. force him to like it and force to play sports... he'll get laid more in high school :rofl:
     
  11. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Or he'll at least not be fat, lazy, and/or worthless like a lot of other high school kids. As long as he's doing something active he should be ok. For me, lifting weights and football was a great way to deal with all the bullshit and daily stress I experienced. For some people its tennis, golf, track, whatever.

    Just do something other than sit on your ass and play Xbox.
     
  12. MaineSucks

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    same with me, football and lifting pretty much ruled my life, with the occasional study break :rofl: It was always amazing to me to see the quality of our lives (me and all of my friends) compared to the kinds that went home and played video games and sat on the computer all day. We were always the ones laughing and having a good time, enjoying our youth. those other kids never seemed happy. :dunno:
     
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    im all for a 14 yr old lifting, but he shouldnt be forced into it.

    get him into something he enjoys.
     
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