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There has been considerable debate among the public, educators, coaches, physicians, and scientists as to when it is appropriate to begin weight training in children and adolescents. click to learn more.....Misconceptions about training Youth
The National Strength and Conditioning Association is the world leader in delivering scientific, peer-reviewed research about strength and conditioning. click to learn more.....National Strength & Conditioning Association Position Statement
Pediatricians are often asked to give advice on the safety and efficacy of strength training programs for children and adolescents. click to learn more.....American Academy of Pediatrics "Strength Training by Children and Adolescents"
Fitness training has traditionally emphasized aerobic exercise such as running and cycling. More recently, the importance of strength training for both younger and older populations has received increased attention, and a growing number of children and adolescents are experiencing the benefits of strength training. click to learn more.....American College of Sports Medicine "Youth Strength Training"
Although boys and girls have traditionally been encouraged to participate in aerobic activities such as bicycling and swimming, they have not always been encouraged to participate in resistance training. In recent years a growing body of evidence has accumulated to indicate that resistance training can be a safe, effective, and beneficial method of conditioning for youth. click to learn more.....President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports "Youth Resistance Training"
During childhood, kids improve their body awareness, control and balance through active play. As early as age 7 or 8, however, strength training can become a valuable part of an overall fitness plan. click to learn more.....Mayo Clinic "Strength Training: OK for kids?"
StrongKid.com supplies resources to enhance the health, fitness and sport performance of children and teenagers. click to learn more.....StrongKid