Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > Powerlifting & Strength Training
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

Powerlifting & Strength Training Topics related to powerlifting and strength training.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-11-2011, 01:28 PM   #1
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 80,900
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2581830
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default Training for Teen Girls

Curious how you would start an early teen girl who is interested in strength training. With teen boys we have talked about beginning with things such as bodyweight exercises to build some stability and conditioning.

My daughter will be 13 soon and I am unsure, should she take an interest, if I should start her on deadlift and squat instruction.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-11-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
Off Road
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 17,091, Level: 83 Points: 17,091, Level: 83 Points: 17,091, Level: 83
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 
Off Road's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,607
Reputation: 786994
Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!
Default

I don't see the requirements for girls being any different than boys. Bodyweight stuff would be great with the addition of some sled work.
Off Road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
ricka182
Time to start over...
Max Brawn
Points: 5,008, Level: 45 Points: 5,008, Level: 45 Points: 5,008, Level: 45
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
 
ricka182's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 1,961
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench & Deads
Fav Supp: VPX Power Shock & PLCAR
Reputation: 47625
ricka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machinericka182 is a lifting machine
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
I don't see the requirements for girls being any different than boys. Bodyweight stuff would be great with the addition of some sled work.
Agreed. I got chewed up on another forum for asking about gender specific routines for a friend. Bodyweight stuff all the way for a couple of years I would say. You have a chance to cement perfect form in her head if she wants to be a lifter. You can't let that oppurtunity go to waste. Plus, it will condition her body and help keep her lean to a point, until she is ready to add bars and weights.
__________________
TOUGH MUDDER!!!
Mt Snow, VT - May 5, 2012 - Completed!
...i remain, he who remains to be...
ricka182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 01:53 PM   #4
5kgLifter
Kettlebells' Angel !!!!
Max Brawn
Points: 23,645, Level: 94 Points: 23,645, Level: 94 Points: 23,645, Level: 94
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
 
5kgLifter's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 13,928
Training Type: Other
Reputation: 646483
5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!
Default

Yep, squat and deadlift instruction early on will go a long way to ensuring correct form, even if done with minimal weight loads. The young body will also be more flexible and she may maintain more flexibility than most females as she grows up, if she starts young.
__________________
36.5 kg /80.3 lb Middle-Finger DL (right hand)...
5kgLifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 01:57 PM   #5
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 80,900
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2581830
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

the biggest challenge I have with bodyweight exercises is figuring out what will be most effective. Pushups and pullups would have to be assisted. How about burpees/jump squats?
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 02:04 PM   #6
5kgLifter
Kettlebells' Angel !!!!
Max Brawn
Points: 23,645, Level: 94 Points: 23,645, Level: 94 Points: 23,645, Level: 94
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
 
5kgLifter's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 13,928
Training Type: Other
Reputation: 646483
5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!5kgLifter is one with Crom!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
the biggest challenge I have with bodyweight exercises is figuring out what will be most effective. Pushups and pullups would have to be assisted. How about burpees/jump squats?
She could start with door/wall push-ups and, then sink push-ups (against a higher surface), then half push-ups, then floor push-ups; it's a simple progression and it really won't take that long. It's a case of her knowing when to take the next step and even mixing them, doing a few of the harder ones and finishing off the set with the easier ones when necessary.

Pullups, yep assisted but then most need that anyway.
__________________
36.5 kg /80.3 lb Middle-Finger DL (right hand)...
5kgLifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
Off Road
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 17,091, Level: 83 Points: 17,091, Level: 83 Points: 17,091, Level: 83
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 
Off Road's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,607
Reputation: 786994
Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!
Default

I got my boys (10 and 12) to be able to do a real pull-up over the Summer. I used a combination of fat-man pull-ups and assisted pull-ups. When they started to try them un-assisted I would use my hands to cue them. I'd pull down on an elbow to get them to think about driving the elbows down instead of trying to lift with the arms. Then I would pinch their lats to remind them which muscles to try and pull with. Of course, being typical kids, they were very excited to do their first pull-up and promptly quit working on them all-together - lol
Off Road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 04:33 PM   #8
big_swede
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 34,215, Level: 100 Points: 34,215, Level: 100 Points: 34,215, Level: 100
Activity: 62% Activity: 62% Activity: 62%
 
big_swede's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: sweden
Posts: 11,817
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: Strongman
Fav Exercise: Cable flyes
Fav Supp: Celltech
Reputation: 477724
big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!big_swede is one with Crom!
Default

I would have her do cleans, snatches and jerks and first get the form nailed down on those lifts (with a broomstick and then a light barbell), and hopefully she will enjoy it. When she can master the oly lifts, she is ready for anything.

Just thinking outside the box here, and i wish someone had schooled me that way.
__________________
big_swede is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 01:42 PM   #9
big valsalva
Viking Warrior
Max Brawn
Points: 9,101, Level: 64 Points: 9,101, Level: 64 Points: 9,101, Level: 64
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
 
big valsalva's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,614
Training Exp: 10 years
Training Type: 5x5
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Meat
Reputation: 72128
big valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beastbig valsalva is a lifting beast
Default

W.W.R.D? What Would Rippetoe Do? I don't know for sure, but...

You have a bench. You have a squat rack. You no doubt have a broomstick or something similar or know where to get one. You could jerry-rig a platform to elevate the broomstick at the appropriate height to begin working on proper mechanics for deads, rows, cleans and snatches (maybe a couple of cement blocks - one at either end).

Others have posted about bodyweight exercises (pullups, pushups, squats, etc.); good choices all! Combine the strength building bodyweight exercises with the form drilling via broomstick. Someday (you'll know when) you can merge the two. Who knows? With the proper how shall we say... er...nutrition, someday there may be TWO Bearded Beasts of Duloc.
__________________
Bogdan Petia Sarac - Must keel moose and squirrel

Cancer Survivor - 7/21/10

Benchmark 5K time: 27:45 (3/5/11)

It's not the weight we move, but the people we move that matters. -- Bearded Beast of Duloc (12/31/10)
big valsalva is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
girls, teen, training


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Curls for the girls? Be a FREAK instead! JTurner General Board 0 04-21-2012 06:51 AM
Lifting heavy weights makes girls really muscular and bulky right...? Hazzard General Board 45 09-25-2011 06:24 PM
Girls Sweep Science Fair BendtheBar General Board 5 07-19-2011 01:45 PM
derek pounstone- how to pick up girls in new york kman025 General Board 11 02-16-2010 09:44 PM
Girls & Guns jhuse2 General Board 73 02-04-2010 11:31 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.