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09-14-2011, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by newfr4u View Post
at 12-14, he is about to hit his growth spurt. put him on a decent strength regimen at the gym. 3-4 days a week, squat/deadlift/press. keep it simple, add 2-5 pounds of weight every workout, and make sure he gets enought protein.

in addition to that, if he gets out on the ice 2 times a week, and messes around stickhandling/shooting in the garage/basement a couple of times, he will be well ahead of most kids.
Isn't 12 years old a little young to be lifting weights? I was taught that 14 is probably the youngest you should get a kid lifting.... maybe 13 if he seems to be maturing at an early age. Of course, that doesn't mean the kid can't do bodyweight exercises or callisthenics.

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