Strength-training tips for children

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 20:42 in Psychology & Sociology

Kids should always lift weights with adult supervision. They also need to go slowly and avoid maximum lift and competition with others. My wife and I are active, and we try to set a good example for our kids. I weight train three or four days a week in the garage in my house, and my son (12 years old) has recently expressed interest in doing it with me. I don't want to discourage his interest in exercise, but I have heard strength training can stunt children's growth. Can you tell me if that is true?

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