Tuesday, October 16, 2012
AAP Video on Strength Training in Young Athletes
I am excited about a new DVD and flash cards set available through the American Academy of Pediatrics here that emphasises the proper way for young, still-growing athletes to safely build muscle. Our recommendation is that if the weight is low enough that the child can do 8-15 reps at least once (2-3 sets of reps is best), it is a safe weight. This set from the AAP is designed to help with specific instruction and exercises. This is the AAP's first go at this -- I think that is great.