Benefits of Strength Training for Kids: From a Highly Respected Organization Reference
- Children can learn proper movement patterns such as how to squat, lunge, bend, lift, push, pull, and rotate.
- Being able to improve functional range of motion where kids can safely play sports and activities.
- Increase central nervous system function, mainly in the form of coordination of inter and intramuscular coordination.
- Increase in strength of bones by placing appropriate controlled stress to them.
- Increase in tensile strength of muscles and tendons.
- Improved function of fascial tissues which connects to every in the body from bones, to muscles, to skin, and organs.
- Reduction in potential injury due to playing highly physical sports and activities.
- Improved physiological function of heart, lungs, and therefore cardio-respiratory and cardio- vascular systems.
- Improved posture
- Improved confidence and self-esteem knowing they can be safe and effective in sports and activities.
- Ability to off-set bony deformities caused by chronic poor postures from childhood to adults.
- Healthy fitness habits throughout life.
- Ability to perform high fast athletic movement quicker and safer such as; cutting, jumping, landing, spinning, sprinting, accelerating, lateral quickness and change of direction.
- Protection against all the forces the team and individual sports cause to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
- Reduction in concussions due to proper neck and shoulder strength and stability.
- There is becoming more signs that performing strength training with children before and during puberty has increased bone strength and growth. To my knowledge this has not been proven but there are more and more cases of professionals reporting their finding on the benefits of strength training and growth of children in a healthy way.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Parents, we (Titan Performance Center) are 100% dedicated to the safety of your child as much as we are the improvement in performance.
Through our research and dedication to our craft and profession we can’t emphasize enough the importance of your child participating in a sound strength/performance training program. If we are asked not to have your child perform strength training, we feel the risk of injury to your child will rise and that is the last thing we want for you and your child.
Coach Miguel Wickert, CSCS
Coach Miguel, CSCS
Director of Sports Performance and Head Coach
Coach Miguel is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS*). Coach Miguel holds a USAW-L2 (Advanced Sport Performance Coach). Coach Miguel served as a contract strength coach within Tulsa Public Schools while working with 450+ student athletes (from basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, football, softball & POM).
Coach Miguel is completing his Masters in Human Performance: strength and conditioning this fall. He is thrilled to incorporate proven results driven sports performance training while taking into the latest research in the field of strength and conditioning.
Coach Miguel’s mission in one sentence: “To create the most resilient athlete possible.
*A CSCS is professional that acquired in-depth knowledge in the areas of strength training and conditioning. The areas include the scientific principles and concepts associated with the physiological adaptations to training, as well as the practical aspects of designing safe and effective conditioning programs for athletes. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
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