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Strength Development for Young Athletes: Part One

  • Publication: Athletics Weekly
  • Year: 2009

The topic of strength development of the young athlete is a topic of hot debate centralising around three fundamental questions:

  1. How old should an athlete be before being introduced to strength development in general?
  2. How specific is the work to be done at the various stages of development?
  3. What type of loading should we be using in our means of developing strength?

In this article Derek Evely attempts to provide some answers.

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