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Weightlifting for Children

For years, strength training and weightlifting have been used by adolescents and adults to improve their sports performance and general well being.  But because of the former beliefs of pediatricians and scientists, weight training has been frowned upon for use by preadolescent children.  Despite people’s perceptions that weight training is not suitable for young children, a properly designed weight training program is not only safe, but is also beneficial in the improvement of prepubescent children’s athletic performance and overall health. 

'I jump...'As a follow up to my first post on the importance of dorsiflexion (HERE), I wanted to follow up by quickly reviewing the research on the effects of decreased dorsiflexion during jump landings.
The Importance of Dorsiflexion for Lower Extremity Functioning I have spent the last year working on research projects around the need for proper dorsiflexion range of motion for optimal lower extremity function during functional tasks such as a squat, step down, and jump landing.