Considerations to Take into account when Implementing Strength Training Programs with Children and Adolescents
Keywords:Strength training, children, adolescents
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to verify the appropriateness of implementing strength training programs in children and adolescents. A literary review was performed, and it was verified that strength training is beneficial in minors under certain conditions, which includes: a) Undergoing a medical examination. b) Program design and supervision should be made by experts. c) Training workload should be based on years of training, motor skill competence, strength level, biological age and maturity. d) Training principles should be applied in every moment. e) Strength training program objectives should be: Lifelong physical activity promotion, adopting a balanced posture, musculoskeletal development and injury prevention. f) Perform adequate warm-ups before training sessions. g) Weight training techniques should be properly learnt. h) Sports equipment has to be reviewed and adapted to the individuals.
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