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S2E16 – Kids, Lifting and Myths

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Jul

S2E16 – Kids, Lifting and Myths

The myth that kids will stunt their growth if they lift weights too young is not supported by any scientific evidence or research. However, injury can occur as a result from poor form, weights that are too heavy, and a lack of supervision. But it’s not the result of lifting weights correctly.

Injury rates are the same if not higher from kids playing traditional sports. By incorporating a controlled weight lifting program kids are less likely to have injuries associated with muscular imbalances and lack of physical strength. A well rounded CrossFit program is a great addition for kids to develop skills and strength necessary to participate in any sport.