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    Hi everyone.

    I was wondering what people's thoughts are on programming for a youngster. I searched here and couldn't really find anything, most of the content here is around older populations.

    I have a son, he is just two and a half years old. I'm starting to put together a plan for him so that when it's time for him to start training and he is showing an active interest in it I have it all available already. This will most likely occur prior to puberty, somewhere around 5-12 years of age.

    This is an interesting scenario because he will be a novice at the start, quite obviously, but depending on circumstance might get to the intermediate stage prior to puberty. However when he enters puberty, things will rapidly change as we all know and he might even become a novice again and it's a suitable time to start pushing caloric intake.

    So how to handle this - should I keep him on the novice program until puberty, or progress him as normal through the recommendations in PPFST. Or should I change back to NLP once there is a big jump in the ability to make progress on an ad-hoc basis

    Cheers

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    How wonderful, thanks for sharing Mark

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    Having a squat rack and deadlift platform at home so they see you squatting, pulling, pressing and benching will do more for their interest in strength training than anything else. You wont be able to take them to the gym most of the time due to their school and sports schedules. They will watch you at home and ask questions and at some point will want to "try squatting".
    Man, that moment was a real tear jerker!

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