What’s the deal with young athletes and strength training?
Strength training is storied in old (and now clearly refuted) myths. Among them is the classic: “resistance training is bad for children” myth. Whilst there is merit to such an idea when a youth athlete is given poor advice by an unskilled coach, the benefits of appropriately designed strength training starting at younger ages can eventually have long-term positive implications for a healthy lifestyle and future sports participation. In fact, research has indicated that resis