Benefits to lifting for women
Benefits to lifting for all
British Weightlifting youth and teens:
“One of the key dangers that has been directly associated with Weightlifting has been that of injury to the open epiphyseal growth plates of a developing child’s bone structure. These previous misconceptions led to a number of organisations concluding that the activity was an unnecessary risk for children. However, more recent research has challenged these findings, concluding that the activity is safe and relevant for youth, when developmentally appropriate training is delivered by a qualified professional… The position statement also highlights when appropriately prescribed and coached, the mechanical stress from resistance training may actually be beneficial for bone formation and growth. Other organisations have detailed similar conclusions in their position statements, such as the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
The injury rates of Weightlifting amongst school age pupils (11-18yrs) have been researched and shown to be markedly lower than a number of other school sports.”
(PDF) British Weight Lifting Position Statement : Youth Weightlifting. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321039287_British_Weight_Lifting_Position_Statement_Youth_Weightlifting[accessed Oct 01 2018].