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How to Prepare Kids for Weightlifting Without Weightlifting

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"Training kids can be a bit like feeding them vegetables. You almost have to hide it in with the good stuff so they don't realize."
 
That is a quotation I took from a long-term athlete development (LTAD) workshop I recently attended. It’s quite a funny but realistic analogy. The point is if you can make something more enjoyable, children are more likely to accept it. So, give them an incentive to do it.
 

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Rich Kite is a British weightlifting coach, Greenwood Weightlifting coach, strength and conditioning coach, and the director of the website UK Olympic Weightlifting (UKOW). As an avid promoter of the sport of weightlifting in the United Kingdom, Rich started the UKOW website to be used as a resource and increase acknowledgement of the sport. Rich has also been featured in Greg Everett’s well-known Performance Menu Journal , in addition to numerous other web blogs. Rich has coached weightlifting...Read more