Over the course of the last 25 years, the importance of youth exercise has been a bourgeoning discussion topic. With the startling statistics that come out year after year about childhood obesity, coupled with the explosion in popularity of youth sports, there is a huge need to understand the role that strength training should play in the lives of America’s youngsters.
However, for whatever reason, despite knowing all of the positive benefits of adult strength programs, there tends to be a ubiquitous apprehension among parents when it comes to getting their children involved with weight training. As a result, knowing the truth behind the many false myths that encompass youth weight training programs is vital.
Therefore, we wanted to highlight the top five reasons why America’s youth (both female and male) should participate in resistance training programs this summer:
Overall, just like the numerous benefits that adults can enjoy from working out with weights, our youths have the exact same potential! A full life of confidence, health, and over all well-being is waiting for your youngster the day that you decide to put a weight in their hand, and summer is the most ideal time to get them started!
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Joe Gernetzke CSCS