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Youth Fitness Equipment – Video

Youth Fitness Tools

What do you REALLY need to train young athletes properly?

 

What if I gave you an exact template to spend no more than $50, but with that small investment, could stock your entire Youth Fitness & Sport Training business with exactly what you needed to both:

 

Get started now…

 

And, be fully equipped to ‘do it right’?

 

Think I’m crazy?

 

Then watch this short video:

 

 

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Youth Fitness Professionals: My Job Is To Equip You

 

 

Youth Fitness Professionals

There is no real danger in kids performing machine based training under the proper supervision and appropriate guidelines. Many studies done the world over have concluded that strength based training programs done on this kind of fitness equipment is very safe for young children (again under appropriate guidelines). My issue is not whether or not kids CAN perform this kind of training, my question is WHY they need to.

 

Back tracking for a second, I have watched (as I’m sure we all have) a very young baby struggle to get to their feet. In terms of strength output, this equates to a near maximal load. No one seems to be concerned about it until that child becomes eight or so years old and wants to lift weights… Then people want to call the police on you because you had the ignorance to let a child perform strength training! The bottom line is that kids CAN handle strength training based loads… heck they do everyday – hopscotch, tag, bowling, ANY sport – all these things require varying degrees of strength.

 

Now the question of why. I just have never been convinced by any article, book or study championing child strength training that kids SHOULD use machine based fitness equipment. The reality is that sport AND life are based on the functionality of movement. Juan Carlos refers to it as the Four Pillars of human movement; Paul Check has a similar model which incorporates six stages.

 

My point being that whether you are dealing with a young athlete or just a young fitness participant, your goals as Youth Fitness Professionals should involve obtaining health and/or sporting proficiency on a useable level. Machines provide support (I have trained so many young athletes who simply cannot produce stability in all three planes), and the force application is both pre-set (which just begs for biomechanical dysfunction) as well as pre-guided (unfortunately sport and life are not).

 

My other concern with machines is that they inhibit two very important concerns when dealing with young athletes (actually when dealing with anyone):

 

1. It is very hard to train unilaterally when using machines (one side of the body at a time). Unilateral training, in my mind, is one of the most crucial components of developing young athletes.

 

Youth Fitness Professionals

2. You simply cannot train (either produce force through or learn to stabilize) the transverse plane. As referenced in many Kinesiology based books, over 85% of our core musculature is oriented horizontally or diagonally – we are designed for rotation, yet machines don’t allow for it.

 

My suggestion for working with young athletes (and this is based on several factors including age, emotional maturity, current physical proficiency) is as follows –

 

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Networking and Youth Fitness Business Success

 

 

Youth Fitness Business Success

In 2005 I met Bob Piane of Vortex at a conference.

 

Early in 2009, Vortex will be releasing a new line of
fitness equipment for kids based on a blueprint I
designed.

 

In 2006, Chris Poirier of Perform Better heard me
speak at a conference.

 

2009 will mark my third year as a Special Guest
Presenter on the highly acclaimed Perform Better
Series.

 

In 2007, Geralyn Coopersmith of Equinox met me
at a conference.

 

In 2009, Equinox and the IYCA will be forming
on a multi-region, nationwide partnership that will
be tremendously success for both organizations.

 

So what’s my point?

 

Conferences are much bigger than just the information
you learn.

 

Yes, at the IYCA International Summit in February,
you will be given absolutely mind-blowing information:

 

:: How to Add $30,000 Profit to Your Existing Training Business

:: The Secrets of Running Profitable Speed Camps and Clinics

:: Multi-Directional Sport Agility

:: Young Athlete Nutritional Needs

 

 

But you know what, you’ll also be face-to-face with your fellow
IYCA colleagues.

 

You’ll also get to meet me and Pat and Nick.

 

Create joint venture.

 

Develop partnerships.

 

Heck… pitch ME on your ideas.

 

Back in 2004, I received an email from a man who was very
interested in what I had started with the IYCA and wanted to
know if I could arrange a phone call with him for a few minutes.

 

That man was Dr. Kwame Brown.

 

And as you know, he is the current Executive Director for the
IYCA, earns a regular paycheck from the company and has
become an international celebrity in the fitness world.

 

So…

 

Have you registered for your chance to have Youth Fitness Business Success yet?

 

My career was literally made by attending conferences and
creating networks.

 

In February, you are going to given the perfect opportunity to
do just that.

 

 

Just think about all the Networking and Youth Fitness Business opportunities you’re going to be missing
by NOT being there in February…

 

 

Brian