Washington University Orthopedics
In an era where CrossFit has become common place and the pressure continues to mount in youth sports, this is a question that most parents may have on their minds: “Should my child be lifting weights? Is it safe for my child to be lifting weights?”
Before beginning any type of exercise program, kids should be evaluated by a physician to make sure that it is safe. Once this has been completed, it is important for parents to find a well supervised program with adults that understand strength training in children. They should be well-versed in appropriate lifting techniques and know what limitations kids should have.