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    Best workout for 12 year old

    Just looking for good idea's for workouts for a 12 year old boy. wieght training ( or better yet restistance training ) ideas?
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    Do bodyweight exercises: pushups, pullups, situps, dips, deep knee bends. Try doing one set of 10 or 12 of each exercise, three days a week. When you can do three sets of each, three days a week, then you may be ready to use weights.

    Until then, play a lot of basketball, run, etc. Your overall endurance and mobility are MUCH more important right now than the size of your muscles. If you keep up a good program faithfully for several years, you will find that one day, almost like magic, you start to grow huge. It will happen if you stick with it.

    It's great that you're thinking about fitness at your age. Good luck, bro. (Or were you posting that for someone else?)
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    Depends what the 12 year old looks like, how mature (physically and mentally) he is for his age.
    Generally though, at 12 I wouldn't worry about working out. Find a sport, like soccer or something, and do that for a few years first.
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    one of my clients want's me to trian his son. I know what i need to do. i was just posting for some ideas.
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    Originally Posted by MiketheSwede
    Depends what the 12 year old looks like, how mature (physically and mentally) he is for his age.
    Generally though, at 12 I wouldn't worry about working out. Find a sport, like soccer or something, and do that for a few years first.
    Why is it, that at twelve years old, people worry about the kid being under a bar, but don't worry about him running full tilt into another kid which will generate a hell-uv-a lot more stress on his body?

    Get the kid working out.

    Start him off on body weight exercises, then maybe graduate him to some basic compound movement starting really light. Squats, bench, rows, deads, that kind of thing.
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    Originally Posted by VikingMan
    Why is it, that at twelve years old, people worry about the kid being under a bar, but don't worry about him running full tilt into another kid which will generate a hell-uv-a lot more stress on his body?

    Get the kid working out.

    Start him off on body weight exercises, then maybe graduate him to some basic compound movement starting really light. Squats, bench, rows, deads, that kind of thing.
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    Is for my nephew he get pick on cause of his weigh and he wants to b healthier
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    Originally Posted by vilopez1206 View Post
    Is for my nephew he get pick on cause of his weigh and he wants to b healthier
    Body-weight. Really and seriously. If the kid can't do the basics, push-up, sit-up, body squat there are a couple resources out there that will provide lower resistance until his strength and core are built up. Once he can get past the normal, add more difficult variations.
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    My son came to me recently wanting to lose some weight. He's not obese, but he is a little overweight, mostly with a little extra tubby on the tummy. I have just created a little at home workout for him that I think will help him get to his goals quickly, easily and safely. I guess it would be a circuit routine: 20 jumping jacks, push-ups-3 sets of 15, air squats- 3 sets of 15, chair dips- 3 sets of 15, 20 jumping jacks, push-ups-3 sets of 15, and 10 jump squats. rest for 2 minutes, repeat. rest agian for 2 minutes, then run outside for 20 minutes. I'm not sure how well it will work, but I think it will be successfull.
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    Originally Posted by delano5050 View Post
    one of my clients want's me to trian his son. I know what i need to do. i was just posting for some ideas.
    If you have a "client" then shouldn't you be certified for personal training, and know what to do?

    I'd stick with bodyweight stuff. pushups, bodyweight squats, pullups, light stuff with bands.
    focus on proper form and not so much adding any weight. at that age kids just need to be active and mobile
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    Originally Posted by VikingMan View Post
    Why is it, that at twelve years old, people worry about the kid being under a bar, but don't worry about him running full tilt into another kid which will generate a hell-uv-a lot more stress on his body?

    Get the kid working out.

    Probably for the same reason that even experts in the strength industry would advice against weight training at such a young age....
    I read an article a while back about Dave Tate training his kid, and he had him doing bodyweight stuff, agility drills and mobility work.

    If the OP has to ask, I'd say it's pretty clear that he isn't qualified to be teaching the kid how to properly squat, bench, and deadlift. so the last thing that 12 year old needs is some clueless person teaching them weighted movements incorrectly.
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    I am myself 12 year old and I was instructed by my kung fu teacher
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    Im doing this for 2 years but I still feel that im doing very less. I eat alot and I am very active
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