Tag Archives: strength

Paediatric Hydrotherapy

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Hydrotherapy (therapy in water) has always been one of the preferred therapy options, for adults, children and even animals. However, limited appropriate facilities mean that it is not used enough in South Africa. This article sets out to provide parents with some more information about this therapy option, what it can be used for with […]

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Conditioning in young sports people

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There are many misconceptions about training young sports people. While certain of these may have some truth to them, there are general guidelines to training young sports people. In this article we will be focusing on athletes in late childhood/early puberty phase. In this age group children will be experiencing normal growth development as this […]

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Strength training exercises for children

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Last week we introduced you to the principles and safe guidelines to strength training for children. In this article we provide you with 4 examples of some exercises that children can safely undertake as long as the guidelines are adhered to. To re-emphasis some of the key points to remember: The exercises should be age […]

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Strength training guidelines for children

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Can children participate in strength training programmes? A collaboration between Licinda Liebenberg and Dr. Kim Nolte (PhD – Human Movement Sciences) Strength training can be defined as a method of improving muscular strength by gradually increasing the ability to resist force through the use of free weights, machines, or the person’s own body weight. Strength […]

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