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Strength Training Basics

Is it safe for kids to lift weights?

Strength training can help both children and adolescents keep their muscles strong, which helps prevent injury. Pediatrician and sports medicine expert Dr. Jordan Metzl discusses strength training and AAP recommendations in this video excerpt from Home Strength Training for Young Athletes.

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Home Strength Training for Young Athletes (Copyright © 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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