AAP Clinical Report — Resistance Training


Resistance Training? Is it good for young athletes? What about some things we hear a lot about? Max lifts? Stunting growth? That kids don’t benefit from strength training until puberty. The American Academy of Pediatrics released last month, in June of 2020, a revision to their 2008 policy statement with a new clinical report on Resistance Training for Children and Adolescents. Today on the podcast, I’ll be joined by the lead authors of this report to discuss what’s new in the revision and helping us all understand the latest recommendations in the world of pediatric resistance training…


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Dr. Mark Halstead received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He stayed at the University of Wisconsin for his pediatric residency, followed by a year as the chief resident. Following residency, he completed a pediatric and adult sports medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He has been an elected member to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). He has served as a team physician or medical consultant to numerous high schools, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Washington University, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Athletica, and St. Louis Rams. He serves and has served on many local, regional and national committees as an advisor for sports medicine and concussions. Dr. Halstead is a national recognized expert in sport-related concussions and pediatric sports medicine.

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Paul Stricker - A Guest on The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast with Dr. Mark HalsteadPaul Stricker: 

Dr. Paul Stricker is a pediatric sports medicine physician who completed his pediatric training at Arkansas Children’s Hospital followed by his sports medicine fellowship at University of California-Los Angeles. He is a past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and currently is an elected member of the Executive committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. He has served as a team physician for many US national Teams including being a physician for the US team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He has spoken extensively around the country and has been featured on many local and national TV and news programs on the topics of youth sports and preventive health. He is a former All-American swimmer and currently practices at Scripps Clinic in San Diego.

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Avery Faigenbaum is a Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of pediatric exercise science, with a special emphasis on youth resistance training and preventive medicine. He has co-authored over 250 scholarly articles, 50 book chapters and 10 books including Essentials of Youth Fitness. He has delivered more than 300 invited lectures in 12 countries. He is a consultant to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness and is a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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