Children in the “Kids” class will begin lifting very small weights (1-3 lbs) and small kettlebells once they have have demonstrated their ability to move correctly and consistently. Teens will begin lifting barbells, largely working on their 1 rep maxes. We want to improve strength, but most importantly we are trying to build the muscle memory of the movement and make sure they lift safely. The teen weight lifting class focuses on Deadlift and Backsquat since there is less potential for hurting themselves with the bar. Movements such as Cleans, Jerks and Snatches will be covered in the regular teen class, once the teens demonstrate they can handle the complexity of the movement.
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