11 year old weight lifting?
- 02-01-2014, 01:47 PM
- 02-01-2014, 02:06 PM
I personally wouldn't mess with the weights yet. At that age it would be better to enhance his motor control and strength using body weight movements. Box jumps, sprints, push ups, inverted rows, planks, etc.www.farrisintensitytraining.co m
- 02-01-2014, 02:08 PM
02-01-2014, 02:10 PM
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02-04-2014, 11:11 AM
02-04-2014, 11:26 AM
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02-05-2014, 08:17 AM
I say weights are okay but think comparable to body weight, higher rep stuff, light stuff. Don't train him to be a powerlifter but use lifting as a component of training. Jump squats, core work, etc to complements push-ups pull ups and plyometrics among other things. I wouldn't push it either though. When he gets a little older is when you should start to pick things up more. Like other posters have said now is the time to focus on skills and coordination and technique not strength building.
02-05-2014, 09:17 AM
02-05-2014, 01:50 PM
Technique work technique work x 3.
Teach him to jump and land correctly, and to sprint correctly. Teach him to do bodyweight movements correctly. Pushups, planks, pull ups, etc. are all well and good, but will only do more harm then good if you are reinforcing poor movement patterns.
Teach him how to perform the major movements correctly. Start slow and put a major emphasis on technique and reinforcing good movement patterns. After about a year of light work (but NOT high fatiguing) start to add resistance.
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