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Juniors Conditioning

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At what age are you folks letting your kids start strength conditioning? Also what type of weights and exercises did you start them out on? My son is 12 and has hit several big growth spurts and hit puberty about 3 months ago and figured it was time to start some strength training leading up to playing golf for the HS in 7th grade.

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  • leezer99leezer99 Boy - 2026 Members  1872WRX Points: 1,206Handicap: A BillionPosts: 1,872 Platinum Tees
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    Puberty is about the right time for strength training but keep up the mobility and stretching for flexibility.

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    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

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    On -, @Belmont148 said:

    At what age are you folks letting your kids start strength conditioning? Also what type of weights and exercises did you start them out on? My son is 12 and has hit several big growth spurts and hit puberty about 3 months ago and figured it was time to start some strength training leading up to playing golf for the HS in 7th grade.

    I wish I would have started a program at 11. If you are looking for something try this guy out. I can't stress enough how good he is.
    https://par4success.com/

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  • cubuffscubuffs Franklin, TNMembers  420WRX Points: 104Posts: 420 Greens
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    We started my son out at the age of 13 and as Heavy mentioned above, wish we would’ve done it sooner. He works with a TPI certified trainer doing both TPI and strength related/athletic movements. This instructor also works with a number of other athletes in football, swimming, basketball all in the junior high and high school range (one of his first clients played Football at a SEC school and is now in the NFL). I came across him as he helped me rehab a pretty severe back injury and since my Son has been working out directly him he has shown huge gains both in driving distance and just overall athletic ability on the golf course, and the basketball court.

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    Core, Core, Core then some cardio. Then some core and add some more core.
    If weights. Stay away from anything that's going to compress the spine. AKA squads.

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  • tiger1873tiger1873 Members  1598WRX Points: 401Posts: 1,598 Platinum Tees
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    If your looking for a good training program I would highly recommend Dave Donatucci. One the best there is out there and he has online programs it hard to do what he does by yourself. A lot Pro's and College Teams use him.

    http://floridainstituteofperformance.com

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    On -, @CTgolf said:


    Core, Core, Core then some cardio. Then some core and add some more core.
    If weights. Stay away from anything that's going to compress the spine. AKA squads.

    So no heavy deadlifts for 9-10yo?

    Unless he is going to be an Olympic lifter.

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    On -, @CTgolf said:

    On -, @CTgolf said:


    Core, Core, Core then some cardio. Then some core and add some more core.
    If weights. Stay away from anything that's going to compress the spine. AKA squads.

    So no heavy deadlifts for 9-10yo?

    Unless he is going to be an Olympic lifter.

    https://tinyurl.com/y4uhve8h

    That's sad! Poor form can lead to injury.

    "The most dangerous mistake on the Deadlift is to pull with a bent lower back. This puts uneven pressure on your spinal discs and can cause bulged discs, pinched nerves and other back injuries. Don't Deadlift heavy with a rounded lower back."

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    10yo World Champion in Powerlifting

    I would take cardio and core over power lifting. Box jumps are a great source of building that explosive core.

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    10yo World Champion in Powerlifting

    2x 🙄🙄

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    On -, @propredicr said:

    Be careful what you wish for in regards to starting a fitness regimen LOL. Started at home with simple crunches, pushups, and underhand pullups when 11 yo. Built up from only being able to do 3 pushups and 1 pullup. Added TPI core workouts/functional training, 1-2 times/month about 9 months ago.
    Went from USKG 63” TS3 steel, to adult heads with 110g stiff steel shafts, in one year.
    Gained over 15 lbs of muscle @ 7% bodyfat. Now, works out for 20 minutes before tourneys because he heard interviews on TV and most of the pros do some sort of workout, pre-round. It’s a great lifestyle habit to engrain.

    American Ninja Warrior!

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