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Aerobic Training for Youth & The Current Training Paradigm-

By July 6, 2013December 9th, 2014Legacy Sport & Wellness Blog

More and more coaches and parents are pushing children into sports specialization for hopeful young athletes.

This is not a good idea, but they are not the only ones contributing to the problem of how young children learn to exercise. School administrators are a problem, too.  Eliminating physical education programs and recess sessions in favor of more academics and/or elective courses reduces necessary physical movement for developing children.


Legacy Sport & Wellness Center’s position is the following:

“Kids need aerobic training…after a base or foundation is established, they may progress into other types of training that will increase the size of the heart. If the reverse is done, the potential of the heart is limited” – Guy VOYER DO.

As an example, have kids run 3-4 laps around the field before organizing a simple game of soccer for them to play. One of the goals is to get the kids to work in a complex system… not a linear system.

Kids are being pushed into early sports specialization and hypertrophy training but a child is not a young adult or teenager. A well respected surgeon speaks about this:


These topics are discussed in more in detail in Legacy’s Sport & Wellness seminars and the SomaTraining: Cardiovascular Training Seminar which is based upon the work of Guy VOYER DO. For information about Legacy Sport & Wellness Center in Dallas or any of our educational seminars contact us through the website: or email us at

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