If you’re a parent of a child under age 18, you might be wondering if strength training that your children are doing at the gym or as part of a sports team are stunting your child’s growth.
They Truth is… NO… lifting weights at a young age DOES NOT stun growth. There is no scientific proof that states this but there is studies and proof of many benefits to strength training. Lifting weights aka Resistance training is no different to your kid picking up his school bag and carrying it off to school and I know today, school bags are no lighter then 10 years ago.
There is a mountain of research to support the safety and effectiveness of progressively making movement more challenging using med balls, sandbags, barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, cardio machines, and anything else that makes a movement more challenging for a child.
- Resistance training decreases injury rates in young athletes
- Resistance training can improve coordination and overall proficiency with movement
- Resistance training can improve strength and force production
- Kids as young as 5 have been found to benefit from a resistance training program
- A well designed and supervised resistance training program is safe and effective for young athletes
In Activate We teach and guide our youths to move external load in a controlled and safe manner to promote better strength and improving motor control that contribute to their health and wellbeing. No matter your kids age, they and we are all designed to move and move we should. We grow up taking on all kinds of obstacles in life, physically and mentally and nothing prepares us more for the future then investing in our health and wellness which a lot is gained from strength and conditioning and good nutrition.
“Our kids are our future so let’s prepare them for there’s”
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