Adhering to these will ensure a safe and effective workout with remarkable results.
It is important to note that the goal in children's weight training is not muscle mass or as a means to a competitive end. But rather for muscular endurance, coordination, weight control and improved self-esteem.
When you provide a stimulating program for your daughter, it will breed a more positive attitude toward strength training and a healthy lifestyle, which will equip her with the essentials for becoming both a physically and mentally stronger adult.
Cindy Boggs, fitness presenter, author and Activate America director, has been an ACE-certified instructor/trainer since 1989. Send your questions about fitness, training or health to her at YMCA of Kanawha Valley, 100 YMCA Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, or email cindys...@aol.com. Look for Cindy's award-winning fitness advice book, "CindySays ... You Can Find Health in Your Hectic World," on her website, www.cindysays.com, or contact the YMCA at 304-340-3527.