At What Age Is It OK for a Kid Start Weight Training?


One of the most hotly-debated subjects in the fitness industry is children training with weights. At one end, you have people arguing that weightlifting can stunt a child's growth. On the other side, you have those that claim these dangers are only a direct result of lifting too much weight and/or using bad form. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. Introducing a child to weight training too early can put them at risk, but this risk skyrockets with poor form or excessive loads. So, when is the perfect time to start training with weights? It's a little different for everyone. [...]