Youth, You Must Earn the Right to Lift Heavy

Youth athletes have plenty of time to load up the bar; don’t set them up for future failure by loading an improper movement pattern.

“But I can lift way more than this, coach!” I have heard this phrase more times than I can count while coaching 8-14-year-olds in small and large group settings. Every single youth athlete, at some point, gets it in their head that the coach is trying to hold them back and doesn’t realize that they possess superhuman strength.
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