Starting Thursday January 3rd-Jan 31st for a 5 week block, Strength & Conditioning for Under 18’s. Suitable for boys & girls age 13-18 from 7pm – 7:45pm in the old school Rathwire. Spaces will be limited, Advanced payment required to secure your place
Learn correct technique & limits – how to build strength progressively & avoid injury
When children enter their teenage years, pressure lingers often. Some experience pressure to participate in various social activities, while others feel pressure to look a certain way. Because of this, it’s common for teens to be curious about exercising in an effort to improve their health and appearance.
Before a teen enters a gym, however, it’s important they understand the basics of strength training. Not all exercises are safe for beginners, especially without correct guidance and COACHING!
Because many teens have undeveloped stability in the core and trunk, it’s recommended to begin with basic movements. Done properly, strength training can:
# Increase your child’s muscle strength and endurance
# Help protect your child’s muscles and joints from sports-related injuries
# Help improve your child’s performance in nearly any sport, from dancing and gymnastics to GAA and running
# Develop proper techniques that your child can continue to use as s/he gets older.
Keep in mind that strength training isn’t only for athletes. Even if your child isn’t interested in sports, strength training can:
# Strengthen your child’s bones
# Help promote healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels
# Help maintain a healthy weight
# Improve your child’s confidence and self esteem
** If you missed the start night don’t worry, contact us now to see how your child can join for the remaining weeks or for a new block **
According to The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine, there are 5 health related components of physical fitness: Body Composition Cardiovascular Fitness Flexibility Muscular Endurance (Absolute/maximal) Strength.
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I intended to start this DUBLIN CITY MARATHON 2017 Training Blog on Sunday but I was just too tired😴😴 After a Spring of ok results (not quite what I was aiming for but hey...) I decided to enter DCM. Target very simple - to break 2.40; that is; around 6.05 per mile. Simple to type not so simple to do. I've done it b4, but in Barcelona and Rotterdam. My fastest Dublin is 2.41. And they were 3, 4 and 7 years ago. I'll be 45 when DCM 2017 comes along so that's perhaps a factor for me to consider😨😤.
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