The American College of Sports Medicine has lauded the benefits of properly designed and supervised weight training programs for children and adolescents. Such programs have been shown to:
- Enhance fitness skills (e.g., sprinting and jumping) and improve sports–specific performance.
- Improve the ability to recover from repetitive overuse of muscles incurred during sports performance.
- Reduce injuries by strengthening and balancing muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Here at Firm Body Fitness, our school-aged athletes make incredible changes in their sports perfor-mance. We have been happy to see many of our ath-letes successfully compete at region-al and national lev-els and as part of very successful high school and collegiate athletic programs