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NPR Story on Kids Lifting Weights


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I've always maintained that kids would benefit from resistence training, not just calisthenics. I started lifing at 14 and wished I had started earlier--with proper guidance (there really wasn't any back in the 1970's when I would have needed it). Charles Atlas and Jack Lalanne were about it and you could only visit Gold's Gym if you lived in Southern California.


#3

"if you lose the fun,you lose the kids"...Amen.


#4

my psyche teacher always talked about what she heard on NPR right before class.

anyway, i remember getting this info a long time ago in an ACSM seminar as counter proof that the whole 'lifting weights stunts growth' argument is nothing more than an old wives' tale.

i also stopped reading after 'muscle bound men and women with 40, 50 even 100's of pounds on the barbell'

40 pound barbells

where is your god now?


#5

"Forget the image of the muscle-bound man or woman straining and sweating under a metal barbell with 40, 50 or even hundreds of pounds of weight."

Oh come on...