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The Role of Resistance Training for Children and Adolescents

Fitness, Sports, Youth | December 28, 2012

By: Jim Pivarnik, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Michigan State University and Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition’s Science Board

A recent study in Pediatrics by Eisenberg et al. indicates that adolescent boys and girls self-report a number of "muscle-enhancing" behaviors.  The authors cautioned that some of the behaviors, particularly those related to diet and steroid use are particularly troubling

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