Posts tagged "bone mass"
Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

I still remember when I was 13 and doing my first barbell squat. I felt like the female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger on muscle beach. Yet, when I shared my achievement with my parents they were worried about me harming my spine and bone mass. Twenty five years after that initial barbell squat, I am...
Swap These Moves to Give Your Back a Break

Swap These Moves to Give Your Back a Break

Exercising has its risks even though the benefits often outweigh the risks.  At times your daily training quota may give you some aches and pains—back, shoulder, neck, and so on. Some are due to the “too much-too soon” effect while others are blamed on overuse or risky exercises like the squat and deadlift, which place...