2. Research the benefits and risks of exercise and youth. List at least five resources (resources no more than five years old) and summarize the research findings in your own words. Is resistance training safe, effective, and beneficial for young people? Why or why not?
Resistance training in youth has always been a controversal topic in the schools and also in the fitness industry in the following essay i will take articles from five different sources and describe the benefits and risks .
Source 1(http://www.acsm.org/public-information/articles/2016/10/07/youth-strength-training- facts-and-fallacies)
According to This ACSM article school children should perform 60 minutes a day moderate to vigorous activity , there is evidence that also shows the benefits of strength training in kids . there are 5 myths surrounding the topic of strength training in kids and the topics are as follows, strength training is unsafe ,strength training will stunt growth , children will experience bone growth plate damage, strength training is for young athletes. The believe that strength training is unsafe for children is not consistent with the needs of the children . Strength training requires supervision, appropriate overload, gradual progression and adequate recovery between exercise. Engaging youth in fun programs is important to assist them in their experience in strength training.
Source 2(http://www.ahwatukee.com/community_focus/article_5c5d9ef2-d345-11e0-b2ab- 001cc4c002e0.html)
In this article resistance training for youth increases bone density and muscle mass , it also maintains a healthy body weight. The risk factors involving stregth training in you is that they can get severely injured if not supervised by a professional or a teacher , boys and girls can enhance
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