CrossFit – Friday, November 16th, 2018

Kids & Weightlifting: How Young is Too Young?

There is a long-running debate on the topic of when kids should take up strength training—specifically, weightlifting. Articles and opinions have varied on the subject, and for a long time the general consensus was “it’s not safe for kids to lift weights.” However, more recent research is starting to show that that’s not the case. In fact, a growing body of scientific reports and other evidence has shown that weightlifting can be both safe AND beneficial to young athletes.

Additional Reading:

Why Bob sucks at CrossFit® (and Sally doesn’t) on scaling reps, not ROM.