Exercise Tip – Resistance Training for Kids

How young is too young to start lifting weights? Studies show that children as young as six can benefit from resistance training and other basic to moderate forms of exercise! However, children do not adapt at the same rate as adults. Therefore, high intensity training should be avoided to prevent overtraining and heat-related injuries. High impact jumps (plyometric) should also be avoided to prevent injury to open growth plates.

Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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