Strength training for the young athlete.

  title={Strength training for the young athlete.},
  author={Warren K. Young and Jordan D. Metzl},
  journal={Pediatric annals},
  volume={39 5},
Adam is a 13-year-old boy who comes into the offi ce with his mother for his preparticipation physical exam. He mentions that he wants to join the football team this year and is interested in lifting weights so he can be “as big as the other kids.” His mother is hesitant to allow this because she has heard 1. Identify the concept of strength training in young athletes and provide a historical background on changing attitudes toward this practice over the past several decades. 

Sports Medicine of the Pediatric Foot and Ankle

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Integrative Neuromuscular Training in Youth Athletes. Part II: Strategies to Prevent Injuries and Improve Performance

A FLEXIBLE APPROACH to INTEGRATIVE NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING is provided with the goals to improve injuries resilience and to enhance sport and motor performance capabilities in youths.

The Effect of Selective Plyometric Exercises Using an Unstable Surface on the Movement Performance of Basketball Players

Background. Body adaptations and the high level of achievement in different sporting fields depend on the degree of fitness and training. Hence, it is important for basketball players to have

Introduction and Background: Rationale for strength training among children and adolescents

The popularity and use of resistance training, including training for sport, appears to be increasing among children and early and late adolescents. The use of resistance training in developing

Anabolic Steroid Use in Adolescents: Identification of Those at Risk and Strategies for Prevention

It is critical for Pediatricians and orthopedists to recognize the significance of the problem, have the knowledge to inform adolescents, dissuade them from future use, and provide viable alternatives for meeting performance goals.

The relationship between sprinting speed, explosive jumping and grip strength in school children from the Western Cape.

ENGLISH ABSTRACT : To ensure success for athletes at the highest level, it is of outmost importance to develop them to the best of their abilities. There is a wide range of laboratory and field-based

Resistance training for adolescents.

Resistance, Plyometrics and Combined Training in Children and Adolescents' Volleyball Players: A Review Study

The health enhancing properties of physical activity are evidence-based and widely accepted for children and adolescents. Today many children and adolescents are engaged in specific sports and that

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology position paper: resistance training in children and adolescents.

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Training the prepubertal and pubertal athlete

  • V. Logsdon
  • Education
    Current sports medicine reports
  • 2007
Concerns that coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes must confront in relation to participation of prepubertal and pubertal children in sports are discussed.

Weight-Training Injuries

Prepubescent and older athletes who are well trained and supervised appear to have low injury rates in strength training programmes and good coaching and proper weightlifting techniques are likely to minimise the number of musculoskeletal problems caused by weight-training.

The Prevention of Sports Injuries in High School Students Through Strength Training

ABSTRACTThe introduction of variable resistance exercise (weight training) to athletic training for purposes of improving athletic performance is well known. The effect of such training on athletic

Strength training for prepubescent males: Is it safe?

Results showed that in the short term, supervised concentric strength training results in a low injury rate and does not adversely affect bone, muscle, or epi physes ; nor does it adversely affect growth, develop ment, flexibility, or motor performance.

James Garrick: Sports Medicine's Bad Boy Makes Good.

  • L. Barnes
  • Education, Medicine
    The Physician and sportsmedicine
  • 1983
A few years ago Jim Garrick was one of the most visible-and maligned-orthopedists In sports medicine. Now he seems to have settled down, but he's still as quotable as ever.

Strength training and nutritional supplement use in adolescents.

  • J. Metzl
  • Education, Medicine
    Current opinion in pediatrics
  • 1999
The "win at all costs" mentality is becoming increasingly common in youth sports, and young athletes are often looking for methods to improve sports performance and avoid injury. As organized sports

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The results suggest that this type of conditioning has a significant influence on lowering the incidence of injury in female adolescent soccer players.

Creatine use among young athletes.

Despite current recommendations against use in adolescents less than 18 years old, creatine is being used by middle and high school athletes at all grade levels, and the prevalence in grades 11 and 12 approaches levels reported among collegiate athletes.

Strength Training for Children

It is concluded that prepubescent children can make significant gains in muscle strength in response to progressive resistive training.

Effect of preseason conditioning on the incidence and severity of high school football knee injuries

An 8-year study comparing two groups of high school varsity football players has shown that the number of knee injuries, and the severity of knee injuries that do occur may be significantly reduced