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Old 08-19-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
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While I was working out my son was playing around with my other KB. Here is a short clip of him DL'ing a 52 LB'er at 56 lb's BW. I think I am going to start a video blog called growing up lifting (title is still up for grabs) that has Jr and his sister doing different exercises.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mmDdVYdnkw
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
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Awesome work Jr. I wish my parents had me deadlifting at that age.
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:49 PM   #3
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omg isn't that dangerous what he's doing?!?!

J/k! Although I'm sure that is what your typical uninformed parent would say as their little Tommy is chained to the TV playing PS2 all day. Of course we know, sloppy technique is dangerous not the exercise itself. Kudos to you and your son for starting early and doing it right. Maybe some of the other kids in the neighborhood will take note and follow.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:40 PM   #4
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Good stuff.
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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omg isn't that dangerous what he's doing?!?!
I struggle with that conceptually. I have had several conversations with Glenn at Pendlay about Jr lifting. I also have followed some of the information that Peter has posted. I do not let him lift except on Sat or Sun and then it is only 2 or 3 sets with 3 - 5 reps. They have changed the schedule at gymnastics to 4 days a week with M, W, H for 2 hours and S for 3 hours so he is getting all the exercise he needs.

We lift / workout together more as a bonding thing than anything else. When he gets older he can decide on his own what he is going to do with lifting, but he will at least have a solid understanding of the basics.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:16 PM   #6
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Very cool! I cant wait to show my son when he gets home from school.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:15 PM   #7
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I was thinking to myself, "That must be one huge kettlebell."
Then I clicked and read the first post.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:03 PM   #8
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Lief! Good to see you!
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:22 AM   #9
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Thats awesome.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:30 PM   #10
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My 7 year old daughter picks up my 48kg and waddles with it ocassionally.

She's genetically my body double. The only footage I have of her on youtube is her playing with a 10lb crappy NYBarbell bell while I'm jerking/pressing the 48 and doing a reverse LCCJ ladder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jccGg-wgyU

A few months back, she told me she was "going over to the barn to train." She was already dressed so I told her to go ahead. In any event, I got dressed and went over and she had my good york training bar with two ten pound bumpers on it. As I entered, she was pressing the weight over head. She then put it down, then recleaned/curled it. Then pressed it again. She was giving it a good go to and grunting like she's seen her daddy etc. After I did my session, and got her back on a broom stick, which she was none to pleased, I told my wife about my concern and got authorization/confirmation to get he some training plates and a training bar.

A 15lb aluminum bar (with bearings) and 2 sets of hi-tech plates (5lb and 3.75 kilos). And my little body double enjoys them.

But everytime she "goes over to train" I go with her.

I love it. I'm blessed.

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