Kids Workout: Best Fitness Plan for Children
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Looking for stability strength training for kids? Find the best fitness plan for children here.
This workout is designed to improve all-around fitness while removing some of the risks of acute and chronic injury. The training is aimed at the age group 10-16, although you should use your judgement on the physical maturation of the client. This is a stability-focused program.
Running is the most basic form of exercise, and it's ideal for kids' seemingly limitless energy and need for speed.
Children can run outside or inside, such as in a gym, down a hallway, or even around (and around, and around) a large table. Running can also be combined with other movements to create active games such as relay races.
Variate movement patterns by having kids switch from running to skipping, or try running in place with feet very close to the ground (this is called "fast feet").
Kids can also run with "butt kicks" or "high knees" (lifting, alternating knees toward the chest with each step) (kicking, alternating heels toward the buttocks with each step).
Changes in direction (side-to-side or reverse) engage both muscles and the brain, improving coordination in children.
Use proper form. Take time to learn how to properly perform each exercise. Lifting weights effectively requires you to move through the entire range of motion without pain. The better your form, the less likely you are to injure yourself. If you can't maintain good form, reduce the weight, or the number of repetitions. Remember that proper form is important even when picking up weights or returning them to the rack.
If you're unsure whether you're performing an exercise correctly, seek advice from a personal trainer or other fitness professional.
Please consult with a doctor before starting any workout or fitness program. This is especially important if you haven't exercised in a long time, if you have any health concerns, if you're pregnant, or if you're an older adult. Please speak with your doctor to determine the amount of exercise that is appropriate for you.