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Old 07-12-2012, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by joneser3eb View Post
I dont really agree that 13 is to young to start exercising. I myself am 30 and i started workout out at 13. but Yes the 13 week program is a bit much. I would go with a Rippetoes starting strength program or a madcow 5x5. both simple basic strength building programs that will build an unequaled strength base he will use for the rest of his life. the 13 week program is a great program, but is geared more for losing weight and is a lot of volume for starting out. just my 2 cents. take it or leave it.
I agree with Joneser. Your son will not regret building a base in the big lifts. In a few years, he will be light years ahead of his peers.

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