Weight Training Is Good For Kids

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Today’s Skill
Wall Ball

Today’s Workout
As many rounds as possible, in 10 minutes:
20 Single Jumps, with Jump Rope
15 Wall Ball
10 Push Ups

Today’s Game
Build & Move a FortA recent German study determined that weight lifting is not only safe for children, but it can have great benefits:

“Regular workouts with free weights or exercise machines can help children and teenagers boost their muscle strength, in some cases by as much as 40 percent, according to a German review of recent studies.

Although strength training was long thought to pose an injury risk for school-age children and adolescents, studies in recent years have shown there is actually no greater risk than with other types of exercise or sports — and in some cases, less.

In addition, benefits in the form of decreased body fat, increased bone density, and boosting performance and limiting injury risk in other sports, generally outweighed any risks.”

For the full article: Strength Training for Children Works Safely

Austin works her overhead squat.



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