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TCNJ’s Avery Faigenbaum in the New York Times in Phys Ed: The Benefits of Weight Training for Children

Avery Faigenbaum, a professor of exercise science at The College of New Jersey, was quoted extensively in an article in the New York Times on youth strength training and the research by Faigenbaum and others that challenges long-held beliefs about the harmful effects of resistance training on children. Faigenbaum, a widely acknowledged expert on the subject, commented, “The scientific literature is quite clear that strength training is safe for young people, if it’s properly supervised.”

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