Strength training for 14yo female athlete
My 14yo DD is very into synchronized skating (think Rockettes on ice) and is reaching the competitive level where lifts are required. Typically 3 girls will lift a 4th over their heads while skating. Her team has a conditioning program with some weight lifting, but after reading here at MDA for a while, I think the conventional strength training she gets is really inadequate and will be even more inadequate as the required tricks get harder.
She has been begging to go to a gym, even though she has no idea where to start. For sure, I am the last person to be advising her. I think she would be very receptive to a Stronglifts type approach - fast and efficient. How do I find a gym and trainer who will take a teenage girl's strength training seriously? Are there questions I should ask to differentiate the body builders from those that understand functional strength?
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related