Strength Training for the Young Athlete

Strength training refers to a specialized method of physical conditioning that involves the progressive use of a wide range of resistive loads and a variety of training modalities designed to enhance or maintain muscular fitness. Despite the traditional concern that strength training is potentially injurious to the developing musculoskeletal system of children and adolescents, research studies and clinical observations indicate that participation in strength-building activities can be safe, effective, and enjoyable for children and adolescents. Because muscular fitness is required for success in ...

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