Effects of resistance training in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis

Zoe A. Michaleff, Steven J. Kamper

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Abstract

Background
There is emerging consensus that resistance training is safe and effective during all stages of childhood and adolescence. Little is known, however, about the influence of age and maturity on strength gains. In particular, it is not clear whether the onset of puberty, with its rapid increase in sex hormones corresponds to an increase in the response to strength training.

Aim
The authors aimed to synthesise the best available evidence to determine whether resistance training programmes are effective in children and adolescents as well as to examine the influence of age, maturity and programme parameters on strength gains.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

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