Strength training is the practice of using free weights and weight machines to build muscles stronger and more efficient.
Introduce your kid to a variety of exercises and resistance. Kids love to learn new things, so working with resistance tubing in addition to the traditional free weights and machines is a great idea.
Yes. Strength training exercises that are supervised, safe and age - designed offer many benefits to young athletes.
Strength training benefits older pre-teens more than younger kids. It also helps those kids who have a focused interest in a particular sport eg football, gymnastics, athletes.
Kids as young 6 years old can usually do strength-training activities (such as push-ups and sit-ups) as long as they can perform the exercises safely and follow instructions. These exercises can help build co-ordination and control of their bodies.
The initial focus should be on developing good form and learning the basics of strength training.
As they gradually get stronger, they can increase the amount of resistance they use, step by step, but only trained supervision.
However, there is no evidence to support these statements. About the question of age, children can begin to train with weights as soon as they are able to understand and follow directions - usually around the age of six to seven.
Remember that the goal when exercising with children and introducing them to strength training is simple: Make it safe, have fun and help kids learn to love and understand the benefits of physical activity.