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What Your Kid Needs to Know About Exercise
The main reason our kids don't exercise is that the message we give them about it is all wrong.
Eric C. Stevens
My Favorite Exercise to Get Kids Started in Lifting
I'm a big believer in starting children while they're young. Here's why RDLs are my favorite exercise.
Cuing Kids in the Olympic Lifts: Time to Break the Rules
Teaching kids how to do the Olympic lifts is different from teaching adults. Change your cues accordingly.
3 Tips for Developing Fine Motor Control During Childhood
Developing fine motor skills will help your kids excel in their sport. Here are some Montessori-inspired tips for building these skills.
The Difference Between Age and Maturation in Youth Weightlifters
What periods of development we can capitalize on, and what periods we must approach with caution?
5 Unconventional Tips for Coaching Kids
I'm not going to give you the usual boring advice. Instead, I'm here to offer some not-so-expected tips on how to handle kids.
6 Exercises to Fight Bad Posture in Kids
There is a silent plague striking kids today, and it's not obesity or diabetes. It's what I call "f-shoulders."
Strength Training Is Good for Kids - Here's How To Do It
The idea of kids lifting weights makes a lot of people nervous, but when done right, it's effective and safe.
How to Progress Weightlifting in Children and Adolescents
It is increasingly common to see children beginning a serious sport career. However, the age a child can start weightlifting is not a function of chronological years, but one of biological years.
Kids Who Lift Weights Are Better at Soccer
Youth soccer is firmly entrenched in American culture, whereas strength training is a bit controversial. A new study shows lifting weights makes kids better soccer players.
Fit Kids Are Happier and Healthier
In a recent study, greater cardiovascuar fitness and muscular capacity in children correlated with healthier habits and greater happiness.
3 Questions to Confirm if Your Child Is Ready to Start a Sport
How do you assess if your child is ready for a particular sport? Here are three categories to evaluate your child against, along with four guidelines for implementing a new sport or skill.
Plyometrics and Olympic Lifting: Effective Training For Kids
Many coaches and parents wonder which training methods are most effective for kids. A new study suggests plyometrics and Olympic lifting are better than traditional weight lifting.
5 Reasons Every Kid Should Grow a Little Muscle
Studies have explored the benefits of strength training for kids, but what makes a child want to be strong? I decided to ask my four-year-old that question, and here's what she said.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 47
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: kids and strength training, CrossFit, anaerobic training, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
Strength Training Is Better Than Soccer for Kids
Researchers took a look at the benefits of strength training in 11-12 year-olds and the impact was astounding. No longer considered dangerous, weight training can be highly beneficial for kids.
It Will NOT Stunt Growth: Strength Programming for the Adolescent Athlete
There are safe and healthy ways to train teenagers with weights. Strength training can actually be good for developing their muscular and neurological systems. Here's the right way to do it.
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