Kids can safely lift adult-size weights, as long as the weight is light enough. In most cases, one or two sets of 12 to 15 repetitions are enough. Resistance doesn’t have to come from weights. Resistance tubing and body-weight exercises, such as pushups, are other effective options.
How much weight should an 11 year old boy lift?
They weigh about 11 lbs. Standard barbell weights should be just fine for kids. They probably won’t be using the 25-45 lb plates for a while, but most kids should be able to lift a barbell with 2.5-10 lb plates depending on the lift.
Should 11 year olds do weights?
Weight training should be avoided until the teen years are over, but an 11-year-old can begin strength training.