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1/20/13 6:35 PM
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GladiatorGannon
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For some younger relatives of mine, 9 and 13. Before this get's sidetracked by people that don't think weights are good for kids, the best fitness program in the world is the one you actually do, and these kids happen to LOVE lifting.

I'm not sure I could talk their mom into making space for a full bench, so I'm thinking some kind of dumbell routine. Any suggestion on affordable adjustable dumbells?
1/20/13 6:59 PM
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Badmonkey
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Check craigslist for those those adjustable bowflex dumbbells... i don't know what affordable is these days, but i've seen them for around $200 and they adjust up to 55lbs.

Craigslist in general would be a good place to start...
1/20/13 7:38 PM
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Chocolate Shatner
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Even a screw on set with a decent amount of 2.5 and 5, maybe some 10 pound plates should be enough for kids 9-13. A lot cheaper than a bowflex set, and you can probably put the whole damned thing together for under a hundred bucks, especially if you can find them used.
1/20/13 10:17 PM
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Taku
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Here is a great book on DB training: http://tinyurl.com/ag6m4u
 

Power Blocks: http://tinyurl.com/2vtmruo

Iron Master: http://www.ironmaster.com/home.php

Select Tech: http://tinyurl.com/b73oney

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1/21/13 3:14 AM
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Ham and Egger
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FWIW I got my first weight set when I was 8. You could do parallettes and rings as well. Maybe a peg wall in the garage. My grandpa used to take me to this indoor playground that had a peg wall and I loved it.
1/21/13 4:42 AM
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Leigh
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A cheap barbell in the garage. Without a bench, the dumbbells don't really offer that much more and with a barbell they can do deads and cleans. Do they have room to store squat stands? Phone Post
1/23/13 6:37 PM
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Taku
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Simple barbell plan: http://tinyurl.com/bjlrab8

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1/23/13 6:47 PM
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GladiatorGannon
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Thanks guys, I knew you wouldn't let me down. The 13 year old is already 6'1" 200lbs, and we might be able to get him a football scolarship someday if we can motivate him (no football offered at his school yet tho). The 9 year old is also big for his age.
1/23/13 9:54 PM
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Get a barbell and some plates from the local 2nd hand store, along with an adjustable bench and rack.

Problem solved.
1/24/13 4:35 AM
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Chocolate Shatner
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gotta say Gannon at 6'1" and 200, you should have this kid on some serious training soon to maximize his potential. I'm not saying the kid has to start a Westside Barbell program or some shit, but definitely some strength and conditioning would benefit him.

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