Hello Mikki and Go_I, and everyone else that offered great advice-here’s an update: My son has been very interested in watching the garage gym come together, and I’ve happily let him monkey around with the parallettes, rings, medicine ball, etc. I have absolutely stopped pushing it.
Out of the blue several weeks ago (after watching the mainsite CF Kids video) he asked me for a “W.O.N” (workout of the night). I gave him a little obstacle course-no timers per your recommendation. Since then, he has consistently asked for a “W.O.N.” and has also started to ask about lifting weights. Doing my very best to maintain my composure and cool, I set him up with obstacle courses around the front yard/garage/block involving sprints, squats, hops, tennis balls thrown to a target, etc. He eats them up. He even designed one for his buddies yesterday involving a box jump, trampoline and bear crawls.
We did our first deadlifting the other night (with a closet pole):
So, slow and steady, keeping it fun, supervising closely and safety first. We’re having a blast. Thanks again so much for your advice.
And p.s. yes that’s a CrossFit Kids/BrandX shirt.