Vail Daily health column: Young athletes and strength training

3rd November, 2014 by

By caramie schnell

As parents in an active community, you might hear that strength training is not recommended for pre-adolescents due to concerns of injury and the belief that children are incapable of increasing strength through resistance training. Let’s look a bit deeper at the facts and put an end to this myth! According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a properly designed strength training program can increase a child’s strength, improve motor skills and sports performance, as well as prevent injuries in youth sports and recreational activities. You may be wondering, “What age is OK for my young athlete to …

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