Weightlifting for Youth Athletes

One great thing about training youth athletes is that they are in their developmental years and can respond really well to training stimulus. They’re also at the period of their life where they are not fully sure as to what they find interesting or what they want to pursue, so they are usually willing to try new things. Just recently at Lift Lab we started a free youth Weightlifting program for the summer. The plan is to teach athletes from grades 6th-12th to become as proficient in the snatch and clean and jerk as they can in just three months. This is really cool, and we are really excited about doing it, but why should a youth athlete be interested in it? What good is Weightlifting for the youth athlete?

There are a few reasons why Weightlifting can be beneficia