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

Zoe A. Michaleff, Steven J. Kamper

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearch

5 Citations (Scopus)

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

Fingerprint

Resistance Training
Meta-Analysis
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
Puberty
Education

Cite this

@article{342ade017c634ab88853753d01c93074,
title = "Effects of resistance training in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis",
abstract = "BackgroundThere 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.AimThe 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.",
author = "Michaleff, {Zoe A.} and Kamper, {Steven J.}",
year = "2011",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1136/bjsports-2011-090170",
language = "English",
volume = "45",
journal = "British Journal of Sports Medicine",
issn = "0306-3674",
publisher = "B M J PUBLISHING GROUP",
number = "9",

}

Effects of resistance training in children and adolescents : A meta-analysis. / Michaleff, Zoe A.; Kamper, Steven J.

In: British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 9, 01.07.2011.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearch

TY - JOUR

T1 - Effects of resistance training in children and adolescents

T2 - A meta-analysis

AU - Michaleff, Zoe A.

AU - Kamper, Steven J.

PY - 2011/7/1

Y1 - 2011/7/1

N2 - BackgroundThere 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.AimThe 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.

AB - BackgroundThere 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.AimThe 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79959374715&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090170

DO - 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090170

M3 - Comment/debate

VL - 45

JO - British Journal of Sports Medicine

JF - British Journal of Sports Medicine

SN - 0306-3674

IS - 9

ER -