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.”

Read the rest here:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/wellness/story/2012-03-13/Strength-training-does-a-young-body-good-too/53515902/1

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