Taking a long-term approach to the development of weightlifting ability in young athletes
Morris, Stephanie J.
Haff, G. Gregory
Lloyd, Rhodri S.
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
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Despite previous misconceptions, youth participation in weightlifting is now recognizedas safe and beneficial when delivered, programed, and monitored by a qualifiedprofessional. This article explores teaching progressions to aid coaches periodizeweightlifting training for young or novice athletes, with consideration to the theoreticalconcepts underpinning long-term athletic development. It is hoped that the structuredand progressive guidelines presented in the current article will help coaches developthe weightlifting performance of their young athletes in a safe and effective manner.
Strength and Conditioning Journal;
Article accepted for publication in Strength and Conditioning Journal
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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