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Old 06-19-2012, 04:41 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by 5kgLifter View Post
Though I agree with the issue of bodyweight exercise and general fitness etc prior to "specialising" with barbell work, there are also exceptions to the rule where it wouldn't work and those have to be considered.
I agree. Some people are more ready than others, especially some adults.

When I got back into things in 2007 I used pushups, chair dips, rack chins and situps for a month before I hit the weights. I just felt so horribly out of shape that this seemed like a good option.

I get a ton of questions from teens looking for a launching point, many of then 13 to 14. I am always hesitant to launch them right into weights, so this gives me food for thought.
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