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“Should my child lift weights?” is a question I’ve been asked many times over the years.  Commonly I’ll respond saying a young child can begin resistance training as early as his/her attention span allows for it.  This does NOT imply lifting heavy weights.  It should include bodyweight exercises (i.e. calisthenics), medicine balls, resistance bands, body bars and even light dumbbells.  Furthermore, if strength training is coached by a certified professional, it can provide large benefits for both performance and injury prevention, all while keeping things fun. Youth strength training should be