Having a child thrown into the gym and performing muscle-building exercises with weights is a big no-no — at least when it comes to regular people.
I’m not saying that you should force your child to start doing bodybuilding or just hit the gym because you think that his pre-pubescent frame is too skinny. There is such a thing as a logical line.
If your child hasn’t hit puberty yet, then it’s only logical that his muscular development will be a little on the non-existence side, so there’s no need to get him to add on the muscle just yet and join the bodybuilding kids club.
On the other hand, if your child makes a conscious decision to hit the weight room of his own free will, then that’s a different story altogether. If that’s the case, then you’ve managed to produce a little champion — let him lift, I say.
That seems to be the case with the three kids in the video below. They seem to just have the desire to train and workout. However, I’ll reserve that comment in the event that it’s not true.
Have a look at the video below to see what a bodybuilding kids club would look like:
I have to admit that the last child in the video wasn’t a bodybuilder or doing exclusive bodybuilding exercises, but in my defense, he was doing some preacher curls, so that’s good enough for me.
What are your thoughts on children performing bodybuilding-like exercises or performing resistance training? Does it really stunt their growth or is that just old people talk?