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2009 NSCA Updated Position Statement on Youth Resistance Training

AVERY D. FAIGENBAUM, WILLIAM J. KRAEMER, CAMERON J. R. BLIMKIE, IAN JEFFREYS, LYLE J. MICHELI, MIKE NITKA, AND THOMAS W. ROWLAND (2009).

“A traditional area of concern related to youth resistance training is the potential for training-induced damage to the growth cartilage, which is found at 3 main sites in a growing
child’s body: the growth plates near the ends of the long bones, the cartilage lining the joint surfaces (articular cartilage), and the points at which the major tendons attach to the bones (apophysis). A few retrospective case reports published in the 1970s and 1980s noted injury to the growth cartilage during preadolescence and adolescence. However, most of these injuries
were due to improper lifting techniques, maximal lifts, or lack of qualified adult supervision.
To date, injury to the growth cartilage has not been reported in any prospective youth resistance training research study. Furthermore, there is no evidence to suggest that resistance training will negatively impact growth and maturation during childhood and adolescence.”

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The Underappreciated Role of Muscle in Health and Disease

Robert Wolfe (2006).

“The synthesis an breakdown of muscle protein are principally responsible for the energy expenditure of resting muscle… The energy to provide the ATP for muscle protein turnover is largely derived from the oxidation of fat, because this is the preferred ebergy substrate of resting muscle… Recent reports of improved body composition during weight loss with high-protein, hypocaloric intake diets support the notion of repartitioning of nutrient intake when protein turnover is stimulated.”

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Resistance Training in the Treatment of Diabetes and Obesity

Mark Tresierras and Gary Balady (2009).

“Because insulin has an inhibitory effect on β-oxidation, the elevated levels of insulin seen with
insulin resistance may limit the utilization of fat stores and promote weight gain or make weight loss more difficult.”

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Dietary Protein for Muscle Hypertrophy

Kevin Tipton and Stuart Phillips (2013).

“The notion that protein must be consumed immediately after exercise to
have an anabolic impact is countered by data from studies on the acute anabolic response of muscle to feeding. MPS and NMPB were similar when EAA
was ingested at 1 and 3 h following resistance exercise.”

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