July 26, 2019

A study on youth weight-lifting and development

Braden Woods

“With a country so passionate about sport from a young age, it is important that we take the right approach to training our youth, not only for long term athletic development, but also for reduced injury risk as well as fun.”

ISCA High Performance Manager Braden Woods spoke about youth weight-lifting and development in a recent paper published in the influential Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning (JASC). Speaking on his research, Braden says addressing the myths surrounding young athletes undertaking weight-lifting was a key element of his paper.

“I wanted to review the risks, benefits and long term athletic development associated with weightlifting amongst youth populations,” according to Braden.

“Have a read and you might be surprised to see that some of the old ‘myths’ behind youth lifting weights are not quite what you thought.”

Read the full paper here – https://iscaustralia.edu.au/…/upl…/woods-b-jasc-2703.pdf

Braden says bringing such expertise and knowledge into the ISCA program was essential to ensure students had the right physical preparation to commence enhancing their athletic potential.

“All our staff at ISCA are experts in their fields and continue to enhance their knowledge base from developing relationships with professional sports organisations across Australia,” Braden said.

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