Should Female Gymnasts Lift Weights?

Coaching folklore condemning weight training for gymnasts is probably misguided. Weight-training workouts that develop strength with minimal muscle hypertrophy are likely to enhance the performance of female gymnasts.

As a coach who has long advised girls and women to supplement with specific weight training, I welcomed this article by Bill Sands, Jenni McNeal & others:

Should Female Gymnasts Lift Weights?

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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