Strength training by children and adolescents

Eric W. Small, M. Teri McCambridge, Holly J. Benjamin, David T. Bernhardt, Joel S. Brenner, Charles T. Cappetta, Joseph A. Congeni, Andrew John Maxwell Gregory, Bernard A. Griesemer, Frederick E. Reed, Stephen G. Rice, Jorge E. Gomez, Douglas B. Gregory, Paul R. Strieker, Claire Marie Anne Le Blane, James Raynor, Michael F. Bergeron, Anjie Emanuel

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Abstract

Pediatricians are often asked to give advice on the safety and efficacy of strength-training programs for children and adolescents. This statement, which is a revision of a previous American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, defines relevant terminology and provides current information on risks and benefits of strength training for children and adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)835-840
Number of pages6
JournalPediatrics
Volume121
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Olympic weightlifting
  • Resistance training
  • Strength training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Small, E. W., McCambridge, M. T., Benjamin, H. J., Bernhardt, D. T., Brenner, J. S., Cappetta, C. T., Congeni, J. A., Gregory, A. J. M., Griesemer, B. A., Reed, F. E., Rice, S. G., Gomez, J. E., Gregory, D. B., Strieker, P. R., Blane, C. M. A. L., Raynor, J., Bergeron, M. F., & Emanuel, A. (2008). Strength training by children and adolescents. Pediatrics, 121(4), 835-840. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-3790