The safe way to workout with your kids

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 30 at 1:50 PM

With extra weight becoming an increasing problem with kids and teens, there's a new emphasis on youth fitness. But kids are not just little adults, and the same exercises are not always right for their growing and changing bodies. Neural differences, growth spurts, tissue maturity and many other factors can’t be overlooked when training with your child/young athletes. The goal should be on teaching technique and proper patterns to allow the kids nervous system to “map out” movements.

Derek Decater from Decater Performance and two young volunteers, Ryan Stuit and Justin Buckner, show a workout that's appropriate for the whole family, In his demonstration, Derek addresses the following points:

  • Young athletes and movement/strength training
  • Use full body movements whenever possible.  Systemic vs. Isolation training
  • Teaching the push-up
  • Teaching the squat to your son

Decater Performance is offering 20% off any youth training package or speed camp. And 50% your first month with any adult boot camp package. For program details and information go to: www.decaterperformance.com

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