Position statement on youth resistance training: the 2014 International Consensus

Br J Sports Med. 2014 Apr;48(7):498-505. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092952. Epub 2013 Sep 20.


The current manuscript has been adapted from the official position statement of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association on youth resistance training. It has subsequently been reviewed and endorsed by leading professional organisations within the fields of sports medicine, exercise science and paediatrics. The authorship team for this article was selected from the fields of paediatric exercise science, paediatric medicine, physical education, strength and conditioning and sports medicine.

Keywords: Weight lifting.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Bone Development / physiology
  • Child
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Health
  • Muscle Strength / physiology
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology
  • Resistance Training / methods*
  • Weight Lifting / physiology