Youth resistance training

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Kyle Pierce with Clive Brewer, Michael Ramsey, Ronald Byrd , William Sands, Margaret Stone and Michael Stone

The popularity and use of resistance training, including training for sport, appears to be increasing among children and early and late adolescents. The use of resistance training in developing athletes appears to be on the increase, despite well intended but poorly supported position statements, anecdotal reports and conjecture regarding potential injury. Indeed, current scientific data indicates that, properly supervised resistance training can enhance performance, reduce injury potential and enhance health aspects of children and early and late adolescents

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