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What is an appropriate age for a child to start fitness, athletic development and strength training?

With the ever growing intensity and competition in youth sports, pre-pubescent athletic development is crucial for mitigating risk of injury, teaching proper movement patterns and neurological and neuromuscular development. The Mayo Clinic HIGHLY suggests age-appropriate strength training and athletic development at age 7.

How do we get our child excited about working out?

Simple, bring them to DX3! Actually finding, not forcing fun creative ways to exercise (not video games) that expose different practices, fun games and objectives, usually best with friends.

Is it true that girls get injured more than boys in sports?

Comparing gender ratios yes, but mainly for 2 reasons. Girls have less athletic development emphasis in their sports and lifestyle and they are naturally less developed posteriorly than males due to quad and anterior dominant programming and play. By training girls specifically addressing these issues injuries are less likely to occur.

How many days a week should my 10 year old be working out?

Great question, this greatly depends on total bouts of stress throughout the week including all practices, games, recreational play and privates. DX3 takes into account all bouts of stress on the body as it is cumulative and adds up which can lead to overtraining, injury and or burnout. Physiology states that after 96 hours strength loss begins and after 10-12 days deconditioning occurs. With this being said we typically like to have 3 bouts of strength training in off-season and 1-2 bouts during season depending on amount of practice and play. At 10, I like a 5 day a week regiment mixing all elements of training and practice.