6 reasons your kids should be lifting weights

Before I begin extolling the benefits of kids pumping iron, let’s get the biggest elephant in the room out of the way. The whole notion that weight lifting can damage children’s growth plates is 100% true. A theory that dates back to 1970’s study on Japanese child labourers that found that constant lifting of heavy [...]

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Does youth training stunt growth?

Parents often approach us with concerns about the appropriateness of weight training in their children’s routines. The detrimental effect on growth plates and ongoing development in particular is often raised. So let’s take that topic on in today’s blog! Weight training is the development of skeletal muscle by increasing resistance. Muscles adapt and are built [...]