Chapter 18 Growth, Development, and Exercise in Children and Adolescents Key Concepts acute musculoskeletal injuries adolescence body building childhood chronic musculoskeletal injuries development epiphyseal growth plate growth infancy making weight maturation mean power
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Growth, Development, and Exercise in Children and Adolescents
chronic musculoskeletal injuries
epiphyseal growth plate
Normal growth patterns and responses to
exercise training are substantially different in
children than in adolescents
None. It does not appear to either accelerate or
decelerate growth and maturation.
Results in lower levels of percent body fat and
fat weight and produces more fat-free weight
continue to increase
level off at about age 14
It is a function of growth in the lungs,
circulatory system, and musculature.
Attempts to make weight often involve drastic
changes in caloric intake and water metabolism,
which can cause changes in kidney and
American Academy of Pediatrics
ACSM Current Comment—Preseason Conditioning for Young Athletes
Strength Training for Children