TID Board Of Directors
- Nov 24, 2011
Was going to post the same thing. Sticking to larger compound movements will build coordination and core strength also. Building muscle groups with a compound movements also will help prevent development of muscular imbalances because he's engaging and functional movement.I wouldn't worry about specific trap training at his age and experience. Have him stick to deads, bent rows and OHP's and traps will be taken care of. I train ppl for a living and don't stress on isolated trap work unless it's a weak point. Teach him proper form on back and shoulder work and his traps will grow.
What does his workout look like?
I would avoid most isolation exercises in general especially for a beginning trainer.
Best of luck! I've been trying to encourage my 13-year-old to get in with me but he has not really taken to it. On the other hand my 17-year-old daughter has been crushing it!