Should kids lift weights?

Been getting lots of questions about training kids. I’ve gotten so many that I decided that my next project with @athletesacceleration is going to be on training kids.

One question was about load recommendations for young athletes. One thing I believe in teaching basic lifts. I like to start kids with hang clean, goblet squat, bench press and chin-ups.

Kind of like reading, writing and arithmetic in school. For 11-12 year olds I like to see them progressing with great technique towards 50% of bodyweight.

Mark (shown in the video) is slightly above this at 70 for 5 at about 114 lbs.