My Favorite Exercise to Get Kids Started in Lifting

Children's Fitness, Judo

I'm a big believer in starting children in fitness and exercise early. My own son, at three years old, will sometimes play in adult fitness classes doing bear crawls, burpees, and bodyweight lunges with abandon. It's quite motivating for the adult clients to see a little speed demon streaking in front of them giggling.


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For many fitness-minded parents, there is an eternal debate about when to put their children under the bar. Many of us have seen videos of children lifting impressive amounts of weight, but we still have reservations about when to have our children start training and what lifts to begin with. The squat? The bench? Olympic lifts?


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