Updated: Nov 1
The Benefits of Strength Training for Middle School Athletes
Many parents are hesitant for their middle school kids to start working out with weights. However, a properly designed strength training program can provide enormous benefits for middle school athletes. Here's why it's worth considering:
Weight training strengthens muscles, tendons, and ligaments which stabilizes joints and reduces injury risk - especially for vulnerable areas like shoulders and knees. It also corrects muscle imbalances before they become problematic.
Stronger muscles equal better performance. Gaining strength through weight training means increased power, speed, and stamina for middle schoolers.
Being able to lift challenging weights and see tangible progress builds confidence. Weight training also teaches discipline, focus, and persistence.
Starting fitness habits like strength training early encourages a healthy, active lifestyle. Weight training can also benefit body composition and metabolism.
The stimuli from strength training enhances bone density and strength in adolescents. Building strong bones now prevents osteoporosis later in life.
Fun & Engagement
Under proper supervision, strength training can be both fun and engaging for middle schoolers. It provides a constructive activity that also builds camaraderie.
With appropriate program design from coaches, weight training can be extremely rewarding for middle school athletes. The benefits extend far beyond just physical gains in strength, speed and power. Don't wait - empower your adolescent athletes to start strength training safely so they can excel at their sports.
Want to get your kid started? We offer In-Person, At-Home, and Online Training programs for all ages. We even have a FREE "Build Your Home Gym" program that will help you purchase the right equipment for your goals.
Want the perfect "Starter" equipment for your athlete? Medicine Balls offer many benefits and are a great way to get into Fitness!