Strength training does a young body good, too
“Fears that strength training puts developing bodies at greater risk of bone damage, growth plate injury and stunted growth are “old-school thinking,” says Brenner, director of the Sports Medicine Program at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va.
“It’s the No. 1 myth about strength training, and absolutely false,” Faigenbaum says. More than a decade of research shows strength training is safe for kids if properly supervised and planned, he adds.”
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