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Thread: Opinions? Weight/strength training, how much time per week for a 14y.o.?

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    Very much a Crossfit regimen for my players at my school. I got into Crossfit at a local gym and we spent money in our program to outfit our facility with much of the same equipment. Everyone has their own opinions about it, but our results are more strength, speed, and competing with each other, yourself, or the clock. 2 North State titles and one state championships since we began.... Im not dumb enough to think it was only the Crossfit though. We have a lot of talent, but this just took it to another level.

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    I would recommend more speed and agility, and core strengthening than I would weight lifting at 14. Three or four days a week off season and one or two in season.
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    My DD (7) does competitive gymnastics, 3x per week for 1.5 hours per session. No weights (though some of the older girls add foot/wrist weights), lots of core work. Seems to be of great benefit as she's one of the longer hitters on the team. That being said, the longest hitter on our team is also the slowest and has the physique of "The Great Bambino", so who knows.
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    I agree with @Crystal Brown . These exercises make you healthy and fit for any kind of sport. Thanks for sharing such useful information.

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    Weight training is definitely appropriate for a 14 year old female athlete. The best thing you could do for her is go here: Get Started | Starting Strength and familiarize yourself with this program AND do it with her. You will both see excellent results IF you follow the program as written. It's a linear progression (add a little weight every time you lift) with basic exercises (squats, deadlifts, bench press, overhead press, pull-ups). I've done the program and my teen age son is doing it right now...I cannot stress enough how great this program is to build strength.

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