Resistance Training: Is Resistance Training Safe for Youth? Let's Look at the Facts - Part 3. - CircusTalk

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Resistance Training: Is Resistance Training Safe for Youth? Let’s Look at the Facts – Part 3.

It is a long standing myth that resistance training is inherently unsafe for kids to do. However, claims to support this are often founded in anecdotal evidence or debunked research. Let’s take a look at a couple of the more prevalent myths surrounding resistance training for youth and at what the science actually has to tell us: First up: Weight Training in Youth leads to Injury There have been studies that reported a high rate of injury incidence among youth participating in resistance training, specifically to the lower back and to growth plates in bones. When we look closer into that research, the main causes of injury are not due to the effects of resistance training itself, but rather due to adjustable factors within the resistance training session such as: Poor technique Improper loading (e.g. lifting too heavy too soon, or too many repetitions) Mishandling of equipment Lack of appropriate coaching/sup...
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Yasmine Mucher

From Toronto, Ontario, Yasmine Mucher is a provisionally certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, and CSEP Certified Personal Trainer. She started training in circus arts 2008, specializing in all things trapeze. This sparked her love and curiosity for the capabilities of the human body, but pain and injury exposed to her the lack of research and knowledgeable practitioners in the area of circus arts and the needs of the artistic athlete’s body. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in 2017, and an Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University in 2020, throughout her education and thereafter, Yas worked as a circus performer and coach for people of all ages, applying scientifically informed methods to her own and her clients’ training and reaping the results. www.benddontbreak.net