Resistance Training for Youth: 10 Tips for Success

by: Zachary Mang, MS and Len Kravitz, PhD

Research

There’s no reason to avoid resistance training with your young clients. You just have to take some sensible precautions.

Resistance training for youth can be a polarizing topic, mostly because of misconceptions about safety, injury rates and training techniques. Though parents and trainers alike often worry about the hazards of youth resistance training, research shows that it has a host of benefits—if it’s done properly.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 15, Issue 2

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About the Authors

Zachary Mang, MS

Zachary Mang, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len was also honored as the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise.