As a coach I’ve been asked by many concerned parents if weight lifting for their child will stunt growth or cause undue injuries as the old wives tale passed as common knowledge says. Contrary to popular belief, youth weight lifting is extremely popular in many developing countries due to its low cost and ease of transition into other sports.So are the benefits to weight lifting for youth athletes anyway?
What is the difference between an average high school athlete versus a division 1 prospect? Size, Speed & Strength are the defining factors that will set your kid apart from the rest. But how do you develop thee things to get your kids to get on the division 1 radar? One Word. STRENGTH.