My brother turned 13 this year, and he's a couch potato. A ****ty diet full of chips, pop, junk food and video games has him putting on weight and he's pretty chubby. I decided to take him under my wing and get him to lose the excess fat and get him into lifting.
The first thing I want to go ahead and do is clean up his diet, I'm gonna cut the unhealthy snacks, get him to make his lunch for school and just get him eating cleaner. I wanna show him that eating healthy means you can still eat tasty food.
Secondly, I bought him a 3 month gym and swim pass to come out with me and start lifting. Here's where my question comes in, I wanna get him on a routine like starting strength. Are there are health risks I should take into consideration with him doing deads, squats, or any heavy compound in general? I've also been getting him to run outside, none of that treadmill gerbil crap.
Any other advice is welcome as well.