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Training for Girls
<<My 14 year old daughter is trying to get ready for softball in the spring. She's
a high school freshman - (freshgirl?freshwoman?). Since under 16
can't work with me in the gym, I bought a flat bench and some light
db's, along with a new jump rope. I thought to start with light
weight and hi reps for chest/shoulder/back and bodyweight resistance
along with lots of cardio. Will what you suggested to Og for the
13 y.o. boy work the same for my daughter? She has 3 older brothers
so I'm in uncharted waters for me with the daughter. THANX! Ed.>>
no different than the sons in terms of beginning weight training.
(I first typed "daughter's no different that the sons" and stopped.
Realized pretty quickly I'd get some razzing over that.)
what I wrote to Og look somewhat like what you did with the boys?
I just wrote out a workout that I'd show a complete beginner doing
their very first workout, with the main variable being how much
weight to use. Start light, light light. With the boys, it's more
likely that you had to hold them back from using too much weight;
with the girls, they'll pretty much do what you tell them in the
weight room - for a while anyway. My understanding is the girls
are much easier to train as beginners since they have no preconceived
notion of muscles and weights, whereas boys want to bench press
and curl. (That's all, and it has to be heavy and they want to be
should tell you, Ed, that I don't even have kids, so others may
be able to help more. Just the same, the workouts don't need to
be any different male or female.
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