Sonya’s Health & Fitness: Getting Stronger – When is a good time to start?


One of the questions I have commonly received a great deal as an athletic trainer is when is it safe to start strength training with young athletes?  A great starting point is to define what strength training actually is, which implies some sort of action by the body’s muscles exerting or resisting some force.   Strength training does not necessary mean going to the conventional gym and power lifting with large amounts of weight.  Strength training especially for younger athletes can involve pushups, body weight squats, lunges, or sit ups.   A safe age to start a strength training program can … [Read more...]