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Double bodyweight deadlift @ 8 years old

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2009/07/19 17:40:31 (permalink)

Double bodyweight deadlift @ 8 years old

My 8 year old son Ethan, after only 3 months of training with his dad down the whey has done what many take years to do. Double bodyweight deadlift.
Well done son.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02sR5pttgQs
 
Please leave nice comments he loves to read them on you tube. He is the most famous kid in his school.
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    jack5r
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    Re:Double bodyweight deadlift @ 8 years old 2009/07/19 18:00:41 (permalink)
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    Very nice lift!

    Body Weight - 83kg 
    Bench - 145kg
    Squat - 190kg
    Clean & Jerk - 129kg
    Snatch - 98kg  
     
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    mattpower
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    Re:Double bodyweight deadlift @ 8 years old 2009/07/21 04:12:42 (permalink)
    fantastic, just be careful he doesnt get too serious while hes still young, as he needs to have a life as a kid.

    but then again what kid wouldnt wana be 3 times stronger than everyone on the playground hahah

    also, dont get discouraged if his weight/growth starts messing up his bodyweight/best lift ratio, i.e when hes 35kg he'll needa lift 70 to hold onto that double body weight title, and it may be a tall order eventually.

    best of luck for him in future, keep pumping !
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    cougarman
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    Re:Double bodyweight deadlift @ 8 years old 2009/07/22 18:45:11 (permalink)
    He only trains with us once a week that enough.
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    Re:Double bodyweight deadlift @ 8 years old 2009/07/22 20:54:25 (permalink)
    Surely lifting weights at 8 damages this kid? hes not even close to fully grown and maxing out? That must be damaging him in some way or another?
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    Re:Double bodyweight deadlift @ 8 years old 2009/07/22 21:12:07 (permalink)
    My kids have done OL since 8 and have done OK in terms of growth (my eldest is 14 and nerly 6 foot) but the weights were very controlled until he hit puberty. 

    Resistance training is good at a young age, it strengthens the bones and teaches good discipline.  While I wouldn't have let my lad go that heavy so young (he's doing double bodyweight now) only my preference nothing more.
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    Re:Double bodyweight deadlift @ 8 years old 2009/07/23 11:26:05 (permalink)
    Death Lift

    Surely lifting weights at 8 damages this kid? hes not even close to fully grown and maxing out? That must be damaging him in some way or another?


    kids always do strenuous activities. just because most dont lift weights doesnt mean they dont experience similar kinds of physical stress.

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    Re:Double bodyweight deadlift @ 8 years old 2009/07/25 13:08:16 (permalink)
    Agreed - I started at age 11
     
    Good to see a kid showing an interest in exercise instead of sat at a computer eating his life away.
     
    Although - if he exercises and THEN sits at a computer watching vids on youtube im sure he has the balance right lol.
     
    Nice work!
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