Kids and weights

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Should You Live Together Before Marriage? Maybe you’ve been following a barbell training program for a while now. Maybe you do your workouts in a garage gym at home, and your curious kids have been hanging out with you while you exercise and cheering you on for getting swol. Maybe they’ve even wanted to imitate you, and would like to start lifting weights just like Dad.

You start letting them hoist an empty bar a few times, and they feel like they’re ready for more. But your wife catches wind of what you and the gang have been up to and starts raising Mom concerns. Is it safe for kids to lift weights? Bless Mom’s heart, but she needn’t be worried. Below we deconstruct the myths about kids and weightlifting and discuss how to safely get your kiddos started with pumping a little iron.