At GottaBeFit teenagers are not mini adults, therefore their training methodology and approach can not be the same, right?
Teenagers are going through a very unique phase on their lives . From around the age of 12years old to 15 years old teenagers have the second most accentuated growth spurt, (the first is from 0 to 2years old, when they usually achieve the half of its adult height!).
They may become a bit clumsy, moody, aggressive and confused. That is all mainly because their growth hormones are pumping!
Appropriate nutrition is very important for the teenager as they need the energy to grow and develop but excessive body weight and body fat can be detrimental for the teen health, self steam and therefore its future.
A few points on why training at this age is unique:
- The body is growing, therefore joints are usually looser and less stable
- Bones are growing too
- Incorrect training techniques and methodology could result in injury
- Incorrect training intensity could have a negative impact on growth and development
- Excessive exposure to the fitness culture could aggravate self-steam