Weights for a 15 year old

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  1. Squiffy

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    My eldest is 15 in August, and wants us to get him some weights to use in the garage.

    He is a very big and strong lad - 6'1 with a broad frame. I think he will easily overtake my 6'3 in the next year or so.

    I'm looking at various options for a weights bench and some dumbells and a weights bar. But I really have no idea what is good as I've never used free weights much at all.

    Really looking for suggestions on :
    - Appropriate weights / equipment for a big and growing teenager
    - A good place to source them

    He isn't looking to get 'big', he just wants to have good definition and increase his strength.
     
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    Why not pay for a gym subscription and a few sessions with a trainer?
    At least then he will get good advice on how to train and will also not be training alone so less risk of injury etc. especially with a weights bar which he could be tempted to lift too much weight with when on his own.
     
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    He can't join the proper gym till he is 16, so just looking for something to keep him going till then
     
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    That probably tells you enough about whether you should be buying free weights for him unsupervised in the house. Maybe look for a gym that takes younger members since there are some around.
     
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