I’ve been given the opportunity as a new personal trainer to take on training a friend’s 14 year old daughter as a “client” over the summer. A 4-6 week program focusing on building her strength as she is active in sports (she does not have a weight issue). Her father is looking for approaches through training that will challenge her and keep her interested. It sounds like motivation is also an issue. Any recommendations/resources any one may know of and can suggest would be greatly appreciated! thank you!
For future reference, I find that most young athletes have not been taught how to resistance train safely and with proper progressions, how to stretch for their sport and their individual ROM issues, how to properly engage and train their stability system (core/spinals/kinetic chain), and how to eat and recovery after workouts.
I could spend the next ten weeks teaching a fitness professional the ins and outs of this topic. And most of my young athletes move on to collegiate training atmospheres within a few years of working with me. I teach to educate, not just to produce a desired fitness goal.
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