It's interesting to see maturity take hold in different ways and various forms as the kids get older. The oldest did his workouts in high school well but he did not really want to do extra work in the weightroom. Now that he is finished playing he has himself on a workout regimen. He sees the benefit of doing the extra work and he wants his brother to benefit from what he has learned. Kind of sounds a lot like a parent doesn't it? Part of his growth in that area is the things he has studied in college this year. Another part of it has been working as a student assistant or manager with a D1 basketball team and now he has started doing that with a D1 football team also. He was already working out prior to starting the football job but I think he has seen first hand what those guys do and how it benefits them.
So he has arranged a workout program for himself and now that he is home for the Summer he has put his little brother on it too. I am going to benefit from it too but I also think it helps the younger one if all of us are working out together. We were talking during our first workout the other day about the younger one's max out weight amounts His brother told him if he will do this workout all Summer in addition to what he is doing with the football team he thinks he might be able to add as much as 40 pounds to his bench max. When they get certain max amounts they get their name on the board. He is currently 25 pounds away on his bench and he wants his name on that board. His problem is that he is a skinny wide receiver so he does not have the body weight that all the other guys on the board have but he is determined to get his name up there. We'll see how it goes.