Dr. Dave Tilley reports on monitoring for peak height velocity in his Gym.
Dave’s been tracking 3 numbers for each of the growing kids:
• seated height (torso length)
• wing span
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At MINIMUM your gymnasts age 10-17 should have a place in the Gym where they pencil in their standing height on some regular basis. They should know when they are growing. There are implications for training load.
If you want to research this topic, get Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Gymnastics. (2013).
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