“Squats hurt your knees” – myths every sport parent needs to know

What not to say to a youth athlete about squatting and deadlifting…

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“Weight training isn’t safe” – myths every sport parent needs to know

Unfortunately there are a number of untruths that continue to negatively influence youth athletes, parents and coaches. In this series, I am to address a number of them which continue to hamper the progression of youth athletes to full senior level performance…

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“Weight training stunts your growth” – myths every sport parent needs to know

Does lifting weights really stunt your growth? Should Under 18’s lift weights at all?

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The 10,000 hour rule – fact or fiction?

If you’re involved in sport at any level (particularly grassroots) then you’ve probably come across the 10,000 hour rule, developed by Anders Ericsson. In simplest form, this “rule” suggests that it takes 10 years or 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve “mastery”. Since this suggestion has become widely publicised, it has become the foundation […]

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