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Is Strength Training Safe For Children and Teens? Dispelling Myths and Understanding Benefits

Strength training for children and teens has been a topic of debate and concern among parents and fitness professionals alike. Questions about safety, effectiveness, and potential risks often arise when considering whether young individuals should engage in structured strength and conditioning programs. At C4 Youth Performance Training, we believe in providing accurate information to address […]

Debunking the Myth: Does Lifting Weights Actually Stunt Growth in Teens?

In recent years, there has been a growing concern among parents and teens about the effects of weightlifting on growth. Many have wondered whether engaging in strength training during the formative years of adolescence could potentially stunt a teenager’s growth. As advocates for youth performance training, we believe it’s essential to address this misconception and […]

Turbocharge Your Performance: Four C4 Approved Exercises to Build Speed

In the relentless pursuit of athletic excellence, speed stands as a cornerstone for success in various sports. Whether you’re a sprinter aiming for the podium or an athlete seeking to outmaneuver opponents, the C4 team has curated a set of powerhouse exercises designed to elevate your speed game. In this blog post, we’ll explore four […]

Maximizing Performance: The Benefits of In-Season Training with C4

As athletes navigate the challenging demands of their competitive seasons, maintaining peak performance becomes a delicate balancing act. In-season training is a key component of this equilibrium, providing athletes with a strategic approach to enhance their abilities without compromising their game-day readiness. One powerful ally in this pursuit is the C4 training program, which not […]

HIIT vs. LISS — Which Cardio Is Right For Your Middle School Athlete?

Middle school is an exciting time in a young athlete’s journey. It’s a period when they begin to refine their athletic skills, develop endurance, and build a strong foundation for future success in sports. As parents, we play a crucial role in supporting and guiding our middle school athletes in their pursuit of excellence. One […]

How Training Helps on and off the Field

We’re well aware of the importance of sports and physical activity in a child’s life. But have you ever considered the incredible benefits that structured training can offer your middle school and high school athletes? Beyond enhancing their sports performance, training brings about significant physical, emotional, and social advantages that are particularly meaningful during these […]

4 Stretches to Prevent Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are a common concern for individuals of all ages, especially among middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college students who are often engaged in various physical activities and sports. The knees play a crucial role in maintaining mobility and overall well-being, making it essential to take proactive steps to prevent injuries. In this blog […]

How to Create Healthy Habits for Your Kids

As parents, we all want the best for our children, and one of the most valuable gifts we can give them is a foundation of healthy habits. By instilling good habits early on, we can set our kids up for a lifetime of wellness and success. In this blog post, we’ll explore practical strategies for […]

The Importance of Post-Injury Training

Middle and high school years are a time of growth and development, both physically and mentally. As young athletes engage in sports and physical activity to improve their performance, the risk of injury also increases. While it’s important to focus on prevention, it’s equally important to prioritize post-injury training as part of youth performance training […]

3 Benefits of Group Training

Students running and training together

When you think of training, most people picture a solo workout at a commercial gym or even a one-on-one coaching session. However, training with friends and teammates can actually help you reach your fitness goals faster! In this blog, we’ll highlight 3 benefits of group training for kids and student-athletes, including:   Greater variety of […]

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