Neuromuscular Training in Adolescents

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Over the past several decades, resistance training has significantly improved body composition when initiated; it is highly recommended during adolescent years. The development of muscle strength and power through resistance training in children and adolescents is still a subject of some debate and criticism. According to the two researchers Myer and Faigenbaum, they’ve concluded, the age to initiate neuromuscular training in an adolescent is when the child is capable of understanding instructions. Gregory Myer, Avery Faigenbaum, and other researchers of the National Institutes of health calculated that neuromuscular training has a positive correspondence to bone density, self-esteem, and advantage when participating in sport related activities. The purpose of the this report was to systematically review and synthesize the scientific literature regarding the influence of age of neuromuscular training implementation on the effectiveness when initiated during adolescent years. Neuromuscular training in adolescents constitutes for various risks and concerns, benefits to the child’s body, different types of training, and long-term effects. Neuromuscular Training in Adolescents Multiple concerns and questions arise with discussion of risks associated with different neuromuscular training during pre-adolescence. Parents are highly concerned about earlier limitation the growth of the child and or increasing the percent of a sports related injury to occur. In school age adolescents Myer and Faigenbaum of When to Initiate Integrative Neuromuscular Training to Reduce Sports-Related Injuries in Youth? discovered research displaying Zariczyj and colleagues found only 0.7% of 1576 injuries result from participating in strength or neuromuscul... ... middle of paper ... ... Author Manuscript. Retrieved October 29, 2012, from Strength Training by Children and Adolescents. (n.d.). Strength Training by Children and Adolescents. Retrieved April 28, 2014, from SPORTS HEALTH. (n.d.). NCBI. Retrieved April 5, 2009, from Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field. (n.d.). : Neuromuscular Training to Reduce ACL Injuries may be More Effective in Younger Athletes (Sports Med Res). Retrieved April 27, 2014, from Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness Pediatrics 2001. (n.d.). PEDIATRICS. Retrieved June 6, 2001, from

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