Must Read Youth Strength Training Articles

YOUTH STRENGTH TRAINING  (There are no SECRETS, just hard work)
 The best way to find out your genetic potential is to strength train.

Youngsters Need Strength Too by Bill Starr: http://startingstrength.com/articles/young_strength_starr.pdf

Youngsters Need Strength Too Part 2 by Bill Starr: http://startingstrength.com/articles/young_strength2_starr.pdf

Misconceptions About Training Youth (Knowledge to share with parents and administrators)  by Lon Kilgore PhD: http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Weightlifting/YouthMisconceptions.html

Weightlifting for Special Populations (YOUTH) by Lon Kilgore PhD: http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Weightlifting/Youth.html

Is Powerlifting Safe for Youngsters?  http://strengthplanet.com/powerlifting/is-powerlifting-safe-for-youngsters.htm

Youth Resistance Training by Dr. Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS, FNSC:  http://www.nsca-lift.org/hottopic/download/youth%20hot%20topics.pdf

Strength Training for Youth Fitness:  http://www.wellness.ma/youth-fitness/strength-training-youth-fitness.htm

Top 5 Myths of Youth Strength Training:  http://www.strongkid.com/uploads/Myths.pdf

Strength Training for Overweight Youth: http://www.strongkid.com/uploads/Overweight_Youth.pdf

Coaches Dozen:  http://www.strongkid.com/uploads/CoachesDozen2.pdf

Relative safety of weightlifting for youth: http://www.strongkid.com/uploads/Weightlifting.pdf

Youth strength training, potential benefits and concerns: http://www.strongkid.com/uploads/Benefits_risks.pdf

Less Intense Training:  http://www.strongkid.com/uploads/LIT.pdf

Getting Strong Safely: Considerations for Training Youth: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/newsletter/15/features/features1.html

Benefits of Weight Training for Kids:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/phys-ed-the-benefits-of-weight-training-for-kids/

Journal of Pediatrics, Effects of Resistance Training in Children and Adolescents: A Meta-analysis http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/126/5/e1199.abstract

Youth resistance training from the National Strength and Conditioning Association:   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19620931

Strength Training for Children and Adolescents http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11019731

Source

Department of Human Performance and Fitness, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA. avery.faigenbaum@umb.edu

Abstract

The potential benefits of youth strength training extend beyond an increase in muscular strength and may include favorable changes in selected health- and fitness-related measures. If appropriate training guidelines are followed, regular participation in a youth strength-training program has the potential to increase bone mineral density, improve motor performance skills, enhance sports performance, and better prepare our young athletes for the demands of practice and competition. Despite earlier concerns regarding the safety and efficacy of youth strength training, current public health objectives now aim to increase the number of boys and girls age 6 and older who regularly participate in physical activities that enhance and maintain muscular fitness. Parents, teachers, coaches, and healthcare providers should realize that youth strength training is a specialized method of conditioning that can offer enormous benefit but at the same time can result in serious injury if established guidelines are not followed. With qualified instruction, competent supervision, and an appropriate progression of the volume and intensity of training, children and adolescents cannot only learn advanced strength training exercises but can feel good about their performances, and have fun. Additional clinical trials involving children and adolescents are needed to further explore the acute and chronic effects of strength training on a variety of anatomical, physiological, and psychological parameters.

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