|"I want parents and coaches to realize the implications of putting a 12- or 13-year-old through the type of athletic work done by a 25-year-old," says Dr. James Andrews.|
Got a teenager in sports? READ this short article and then consider enrolling your young athlete in the Summer Strength Camp, where they can increase their protective margins the only way that is really accomplished, with added strength and power to their musculoskeletal system. They will have stronger muscles, bones, tendons, connective tissue, as well as mental toughness. The only legitimate way to reach that goal is with barbells, the old-fashioned way. Rubber bands, kettlebells, bodyweight moves, running, sport specific drills, stretching, foam-rolling, all of those are activities that have their place. But no one ever became great by stretching and self massage. What we will not do is overwork the kids with unproductive gimmicky movements. Dr. Andrews recommends taking a break from your sport and taking time out to address the athlete from a functional standpoint and that is exactly what we'll do!