Focus on Sports Medicine

Strength Training for Children?

July 6, 201415 min
Hosted by: Bill Rutenberg
Guest: Paul Stricker
We regularly field questions on this topic: Is there an appropriate age for young patients to begin a strength training regimen? Can they use machines, or free weights? Should they work on muscle tone, or bulk? What are the risks? Dr. Paul Stricker, team physician for the 2000 US Olympic swim team in Sydney, evaluates gender patterns, contraindications and prehabilitation benefits of pediatric strength training programs. Dr. Bill Rutenberg hosts.

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