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Great benefits of training children in the gym .. Is there a suitable year?

 Great benefits of training children in the gym .. Is there a suitable year?

Exercising in the gym is one of the good ideas that helps to strengthen the muscles of the children’s body, but by virtue of their age, they need to perform a certain type of exercise, according to the

 nature of their bodies, and according to their different ages, but is there an appropriate age to send a child to the gym? What are the general benefits accruing to it?

The condition of sending the child to the gym

Captain Mohamed Karem, a fitness trainer, explained during his hosting of the “Mummy’s Group” program that there is no specific

 age for a child to go to the gym, as he can go at any age, but a coach must be present with the child, and the child can learn the initial movements. During training, including correct jumping, and moving properly.

Karem stresses that training in the gym helps to strengthen weak muscles, stressing the need for the gym coach to ask the child, before starting exercises, if he suffers from any health problem that affects movement.

Benefits of strength training for children

There are a plethora of benefits that children gain from strength training in the gym, according to the Mayo Clinic website.

Gym exercises increase the child's muscle strength and endurance.

Strength training helps protect the child's muscles and joints from sports-related injuries.

Strength training helps improve a child's performance in any sport, from dancing, skateboarding, to soccer.

Physical exercises in the gym contribute to strengthening the child's bones.

Exercise helps boost blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and helps a child maintain a healthy weight.

In general, exercise enhances confidence and self-esteem in the child.

Best way to start strength training for kids

Children should start exercising in the gym, with a trainer experienced in strength training, and it is important to encourage the child to start each strength training session with 5-10 minutes of light

 aerobic activity, such as walking, jogging in place, or jumping With the rope, with the aim of activating the muscles and preparing them

 to perform a more vigorous activity, while making sure that the child’s weight is light, so that he can lift weights.


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