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12
15
2009

Overtraining: A Serious Problem

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Conditioning month is meant to bring out the best in the high school athlete. It’s a punishing routine, often run twice per day at obscene hours (5 AM morning session, 6 PM evening session) where the men are separated from the boys. The morning sessio...

12
10
2009

Misconceptions About Training Youth

Quick link this time: Here’s a great paper by Lon Kilgore, Ph.D. about the misconceptions many people hold about training youth athletes (PDF).

11
09
2009

Strength Training for Youth Athletes

I often get this question: Should youth athletes get into a strength training program? The answer: YES! Youth weightlifting – if properly designed – is perfectly safe and produces solid results. I often hear the tired myth of “Weight lifting too early can stunt growth.” Not a...