When Can My Child Start Lifting Weights?

A great article on a question we get asked all the time. Dispelling some common misconceptions and shedding some light on the issue of youth and lifting weights. 

“In recent years there has been a growing number of children participating in weight training programs. However, the subject of young athletes lifting weights is still controversial. As a parent or coach it is easy to become overwhelmed with the number of opinions circulating on the topic.

The media today often condemns the use of barbell training for young children. There are some that claim lifting weights at a young age will lead to stunted growth, fractured growth plates and limit athletic potential. Still others believe barbell training can be safe for a child as long as technique is stressed. As a parent or coach, whom should you believe? Is weight training for young athletes really as harmful as many have made it out to be?”
— Squat University

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