Benefits of resistance bands in kids training

I recently posted an article about the importance of diversifying kids training with fun challenging workouts. Resistance bands are the cheapest most versatile equipment you can add when you wish to diversify with various equipment.

They are affordable, take No space but it’s not the main reasons resistance bands come high (if not on top) on my equipment list.

STRENGHT: Before implementing dumbbells or any fitness machine, start by using resistance bands to learn the proper form of dumbbell or barbell moves. Proper form shall always be your main concern. You can mimic every moves such as:

barbel curl using a band locked under your feet,

triceps extension with a band locked in a branch or bar….(VIDEO link under)

CROSSING THE FRONTIER: pull ups, muscle ups, one arm pull ups are too hard? Put a resistance band on the bar and put your feet in the loop , it ll help you master the move. The lighter the band the harder the exercise.

CARDIO: adding a resistance band to some dynamic moves will max your effort.

Try: resistance band 2 meters sprints followed by high knees

Resistance band jumps with the band looped in a kettlebell is also a great exercise.

As always, it times to proof test what I preach in my workout right here:

RESISTANCE BAND WORKOUT

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Diversify your kid’s workout

You can’t expect the same level of dedication in workouts from a kid than from an adult. Boredom is the enemy of progress, especially at a young age. The secret is simple: DIVERSIFY.

I usually prefer dynamic total body workouts for kids as they ll mobilize different muscle groups.

But you can still spend an entire workout on the same body part without risking boredom. So Forget the iron rule of 4*10 if your kid is under 10, its too repetitive. I advise to Spice up your workout by changing gear every set: resistance band, slides, kettlebell, dumbbell, trx, parallete, the possibilities are endless...

you don’t have all those gears? A pair OF socks will easily replace the slides , a coconut or watermelon can replace the medecine ball, bottle of water for dumbbells…outdoor bench are also outstanding (check my workout).

Its time to proof what I preach: Check out my latest triceps workout, I ll show you a few fun variations:

DIVERSIFY YOUR TRICEPS WORKOUT

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Dumbbell workouts for kids: why and how

As Bruce lee said ‘There is No limit. There is only plateaus. And you must no stay there, you must go beyond them‘ . It just need to come at the right time with the proper precautions and supervision but not only for the obvious safety reasons, mostly because dumbbell moves are mostly static movement that can discourage kids.

I advocate starting With BODYWEIGHT exercises (pushups, squat, burpees, pull ups variation) and coordination moves (ladder drills are wonderful).

When the form is proper, MOVE to kettlebell workouts and resistance bands workout. They consist of dynamic moves, mobilize multiple muscle groups, and will boost both strenght and conditioning. I recently posted an article on why I consider kettlebell to be the king of kid exercise (check it).

And now the time is proper to include dumbbell moves.START light of course, No more than 1/5th of the weight of the kid and even less for arms and shoulders.

Remember that fun (and grind) must be a big part of a kid training, so I suggest to combine total dumbbell body moves with so moves that ll focus more on the muscle.

Right under, You ll find three dumbbell workouts:

SHOULDER DUMBBELL WORKOUT

BICEPS DUMBBELL WORKOUT

CHEST DUMBBELL WORKOUT

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Why kettlebell is THE king of kid exercise

Over the past year, i posted articles on bodyWeight workouts, resistance bands, light dumbbells exercises but Plain and simple, I consider kettlebell to be the king of kid exercise.

A kettlebell workout has it all.

It provides dynamic movements which are always more fun than pure static movement for kids and mobilize more muscle groups.

It challenges coordination skills which is at the top of my list for kids workouts. I invite you to check my ladder drills article on this topic.

It s both a wonderful strength and conditioning tool. From swing to clean press to leg exercises, It ll boost your strenght With total body workouts and pump up your heart.

Most of all, the possibilities are endless which allow diversity and fun workouts. Your kid will soon come up with his own kettlebell flow to surprise you.

Here, You ll find Two full kettlebell workout. Watch it many times to learn and duplicate the moves and come up with your own flow ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”ฅ:

KETTLEBELL FULL BODY WORKOUT

BEST KETTLEBELL WORKOUT

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How fitness helped me to bounce back after YouTube suspended my channel

I recently posted an article about the power of fitness communities. My recent misadventure with YouTube comes as a testimony.

Fitness and social medias are my obsessions. As I said previously ‘Goals, grit and perseverance towards success are defining my daily action to reach my Top level goal: REACHING THE NUMBER ONE SPOT of kid fitness social media hierarchy.

Everything is in service of this vision, this top level goal.ยด

When you want to grow your community you have to be passionate about your subject, to post great quality materials and to engage on social media.

Unfortunately, when you re not ranking number 1 yet, the limit between engaging, commenting and spamming is a very thin line that YouTube takes very seriously.

When you re Messi or Ronaldo, you can provoke the referee, for the normal players, its a direct red card.

Without prior notices and with no consideration on the perfect record I had for a couple of years, YouTube decided to ‘suspend’ my channel GABRIELFITNESSKID.

The appeal process is an automatic response and the channel, content and subscribers just disappear. Not cool from YouTube but don’t waste your time waiting.

Fitness teaches you to test failure, to bounce back, to try harder.

I kept a positive mind and decided to immediately bounce back by creating a better channel Gabriel FITNESS KID. And I didn’t start from scratch, i Started BACK with experience and most importantly with an existing fan base on Facebook, Instagram, twitter, musical.ly (all under gabrielfitnesskid name) that was ready to jump back on this new YouTube adventure.

This is the power of communities and of fitness, see the positive side of things and always push harder!

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That’s kid fitness!

I read a lot of negative comments on how the workout video of social media fitness gurus have more to do with circus than fitness.

According to this negative buzz, we all shall stick to basic bodybuilding and mobility moves. I agree that the basic move are mandatory if you want constant results and avoid injury.

But fun shall also be a big part of training, especially in kid fitness. Explore, create or copy fun moves, Instagram and YouTube are a goldmine on a daily basis with inspiring athletes to follow.

Have fun with burpees and pushups variations, resistance bands, kettlebell moves, mix it up and explore.

This is the spirit of gabrielfitness kid and of my new workout THAT S KID FITNESS.

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The power of fitness communities

Goals, grit and perseverance towards success are defining my daily action to reach my Top level goal: REACHING THE NUMBER ONE SPOT of kid fitness social media hierarchy.

Everything is in service of this vision, this top level goal.

Being Stubborn is important but the most important is communal interaction, comments, share, exchange and workout! And workout again;)

Here come the next step to Gabrielfitnesskid plateforme: the power of community. The value is in the power of young athletes network to provide the most innovative, inspiring kid fitness workouts from all over the world.

You ll find 3 TEAM KID FITNESS WORLD playlists divided in 3 ages categories: 3-5,6-9, 10-13.

And TEAM KID FITNESS classified by COUNTRIES (France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท, Indonesia, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ…)

Of course, you ll still get my weekly workouts.

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STAIRS WORKOUT: benefits of outdoor training

The STAIRS WORKOUT is the third installment of my outdoor workout serie after the ๐Ÿ“บ BEACH and the ๐Ÿ“บ BENCH workouts.

As in those last two workouts, You wont need any fitness equipments, we ll use take the full benefits of the outdoor surrounding .

Bench and stairs are both great for full body workouts. Obviously, you might think that we ll exercise mostly the LEGS in the Stairs, i ll show You that it can also be great for pushups, burpees and cardio. We ll use both the stairs and the ramp.

Just click the link below and enjoy;)

๐Ÿ“บ STAIRS WORKOUT

I m waiting on your feedback either here or on the YouTube channel: Gabriel ‘fitness kid’ benichou .

Tell me what other outdoor workout you wish to come next ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘

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