There is a common fear that if a child starts too soon with strength and conditioning, they will stunt their growth or have other development issues. However, listed below are the potential benefits of a well structured resistance training program in youth:

  • Increased muscle strength and power
  • Increased local muscle endurance
  • Increased bone mineral density
  • Decreased cardiovascular risk
  • Decreased fracture risk
  • Increased aerobic capacity
  • Increased motor skill competence
  • Increased sport skill performance
  • Decreased adiposity (fatty tissue)
  • Decreased risk of sport and physical activity-related injury

Come see one of our physios here at Back to Health in Newport for any questions on your child’s health and/or sport injuries.

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