What Influence Does Muscle-building Exercise Do For Growth?
Hello wr. wb.
sport is an important component that cannot be separated in a person's life because of its close relation to health. In addition, it is clear that sports have an influence on human development. The myth that circulates says that weight lifting should not be done on those who are still growing because it can cause growth retardation. This myth is not entirely true, although lifting weights that are too heavy is best avoided from childhood to adolescence, because the development of their muscles and strength is not as perfect as adults. At the ends of the bones from children to adolescents, there is a layer of cartilage called the epiphyseal which will develop during growth. Lifting weights that are too heavy can injure this area and of course be dangerous for child development.
Meanwhile, lifting the weights alone, is not dangerous as long as the load is still within reasonable limits and the child is under the supervision of a professional trainer. This condition actually helps the development and stimulation of children's muscles to be stronger than growing up, but the principle of exercise must be remembered, namely to start gradually and not force yourself to lift heavy weights. Aerobic exercise, on the other hand, does not lift weight, and thus the risk of injury is less. Apart from exercise, it is also important to meet protein and calcium intake for a person's growth and development. We recommend that you consult further with a sports medicine specialist, for a more complete explanation. Here we attach an article about sports for children and parents. May be useful.
dr. N. K. Arief