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Old 03-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #11
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That's absolutely amazing what kids will do when they don't know any better.

Tell your body double that me and my family think she has the potential to make the 2020 USAW Olympic team.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:59 AM   #12
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That's absolutely amazing what kids will do when they don't know any better.

Tell your body double that me and my family think she has the potential to make the 2020 USAW Olympic team.
Thanks so much!! It's for that very reason I'm hoping to get a USAW club coach certification within the next year. I know it's hard for parents to coach their children, but she has an interest, and an obvious gift, so I want to try and do it right. If that means I have to do a few master's lifting contests and eat some humble pie, I'll do it!!!

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Old 03-28-2008, 05:54 AM   #13
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If you do pick a date for the USAW club coach cert let me know. I would love to go as well.

Glenn Pendlay's son William is really learning at the fountain of knowledge. I think that Jr, William and your daughter all do it because they see us enjoying it so much. My goal with my kids is just to keep them around the sport and enjoying it as they get older.

It should be interesting to see if all of this renewed interest in Olympic Lifting translates into any higher quality group (meaning a much larger pool) of athletes competing in the sport 10 - 20 years from now.

One of our friends daughter is a freshman in high school and has competed at a high level in gymnastics and swimming. This year she was introduced to O/Lifting and is doing great at it. She was babysitting our kids one day and I was finishing up with a workout and she asked could she show me some lifts. I was really impressed. She did great.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:34 AM   #14
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Too young? You guys are suckers. You have to start training them before they walk (like in China).



You're right about William Pendlay. Part of learning the O-lifts is watching other lifters while they're being coached. Also, being around that much iron is just good for the soul.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:09 PM   #15
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Today Connor DL'ed a 8KG KB for reps. He'll be 3 in July. I was pretty surprised because he was telling me he wanted to workout with daddy, so I placed the KB in front of him and up it went. Out of curiousity I gave him the 12KG KB also and he did a couple of partials with that.

He's around 36lb's so 8KG's is just around 1/2BW.

Pictures to be added later.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #16
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I bring my 5 year old when I work out sometimes and his favorite thing to do, besides using all the machines in the room like jungle gyms, is to take the 8# dumbells and do OH presses with them. At 37# himself, that is about 45% of his bodyweight.

He also does DL with my 1 pood KB, which is his BW. Gotta love the little guys!

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Old 03-28-2008, 08:58 PM   #17
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Just to add more BW DL testimonials, my 11 year old daugher does 10 reps with the 24kg at 28.5kg herself. Just for fun, I set up the barbell with 30 kg and she sumo deadlifted it. No interest in snatching yet, alas.

As a side note, her school is going through PE testing. The first test was a mile run, and the pass limit is 12 minutes! Even at that low bar, quite a few kids struggled.

The next test is a pullup hold for 15 seconds, and I expect performance to be even worse, despite a cadre of girls (my daughter among them) who do pullups for fun (my daughter is currently begging for a pullup bar to be installed in her closet doorframe).

Some hope, some sorrow.

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Old 03-29-2008, 08:05 PM   #18
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The pictures that were promised:

The first one is the 8KG where he repped it. The 2nd one is his attempt with the 12KG.

Now I know why he loves sharing my coconut milk, whey, cocoa powder, spinach, strawberry and ground flaxseed shakes!
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:13 PM   #19
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OMG these kids are awesome. Now if I could only interest my teens to the weights; all they want is basketball (boy) and dance/gymnastics (girl)!!
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:42 AM   #20
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In the "my kid is amazing too" category...

My 36lb four year old deadlifted my 53k kettlebell yesterday. I tried to get a pic but the delay on the digital camera made me miss it.

He almost dropped it on his toes, though...
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