Short answer: It can be. Plyometric training includes explosive body weight exercises that include a rapid stretch shortening cycle in an effort to increase speed and power. When incorporating such training, it is believed a number of physiological adaptations occur, which include muscle size, tendon stiffness and neural adaptions. Depending on the program, various … Continue reading Is Plyometric Training Safe for Children?
For years, resistance training has gotten a bad rep in the youth population. And for the most part, these misconceptions are irrational. Put your daughter in (the highly dynamic an explosive sport of) gymnastics and no one bats an eye, but give her a tiny dumbbell and everyone flips out [Oh, and just for fun, … Continue reading Myths Debunked: Should Kids Lift Weights? Is it safe? Does it Stunt Growth?
It's actually my "rest day", but that doesn’t mean my kids and I aren’t staying active. How active are your kids? According to the CDC, about one in five school-aged children has obesity, a serious problem and it puts kids at risk for poor health. A big contributing factor is that kids are becoming more … Continue reading How much exercise do kids need?