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ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3182a06c59
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How Young Is Too Young to Start Training?

Myer, Gregory D. Ph.D., CSCS*D, FACSM; Lloyd, Rhodri S. Ph.D., CSCS*D, ASCC; Brent, Jensen L. CSCS; Faigenbaum, Avery D. Ed.D., CSCS, FACSM

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Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

* To introduce an integrative neuromuscular training model that can be used to enhance the health, fitness, and wellness of all children and adolescents.

* To understand the potential benefits associated with strength and conditioning programs implemented with youth to reduce injury risk and enhance motor skill development that will support a physically active lifestyle.

* To comprehend the concept of “training age” and the implications associated with systematic training beginning during early childhood.

© 2013 American College of Sports Medicine.

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