Strengthening

Should I let my child pump some iron in the gym?

Should I let my child pump some iron in the gym?

Physiotherapists will commonly be asked “When is my child safe enough to start gym based exercise”

 

This is a trending concern; that exposing adolescents to gym based resistance exercise can expose them to unnecessary injury risk. You personally may have found yourself at this crossroad when your son’s coach suggested he could take their game to the next level by introducing some resistance exercises, or perhaps have been hesitant when your daughter asked if she could join you at your local gym for your weekly workout. Are there truly any benefits, and do they outweigh the risks?