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  • #16
    WOAH WOAH WOAH

    before you squash your child's interest in weightlifting and relegate her to metcons in the name of safety read these:

    Kids and weightlifting http://sdrv.ms/13THq08
    Isweightlifting safe? http://sdrv.ms/15Kh7I2

    Hamil (1994) Sports Injury Rates Per 100 Hours Of
    Participation:

    SPORT INJURIES PER 100 HR.
    Soccer (school age) 6.20
    UK Rugby 1.92
    USA Basketball 0.03
    UK Cross Country 0.37
    Squash 0.10
    US Football 0.10
    Badminton 0.05
    USA Gymnastics 0.044
    USA Powerlifting 0.0027
    USA Volleyball 0.0013
    USA Tennis 0.001
    Weight Training 0.0035 (85,733 hrs)
    Weightlifting 0.0017 (168,551 hrs)


    for what it's worth I think gymnastics are tremendous for children in creating motor patterns and developing coordination that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
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    • #17
      I spoke to one of the Exercise Physiologists I studied under today and he essentially backed up what I said. At younger ages coordination and mobility are going to be the most important things to maintain. Bodyweight and weighted exercises are fine.

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      • #18
        Oh, I am not going to squash her interest, but I will keep it light until she have a better body awareness. Right now she would pick her class mates off the ground and lifts them up in a hug... gotta be some significant strength involved there.
        All good points, thank you. I will browse the articles for suggestions.
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