Strength Training for Kids

Posted to by Larry


My ten year old son who is a little over weight has expressed interest in getting stronger,becoming faster, and losing the weight he has gained. He wanted to start lifting some weights but I have heard that it could be dangerous for prepubescent boys to start weight lifting. What kind of exercize program would you recommend?


Prepubescent children can safely engage in resistance training, with certain limitations.

Both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) have issued guidelines on strength training with children. Below is a summary of the salient points of both of them:


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