The difference, of course, is that “good form” in lifting takes 2 hours to teach and not a single person can tell you how to pitch with good form to ensure that you will never suffer a catastrophic injury.
You are the one who is portraying weight training as inherently unsafe, which not a single reputable study can replicate. A valid argument is not one where you define it in terms that make your original premise look good and then apply it to other situations.[/quote]
2 hours to teach a years to actually achieve. Just because you’re an example of someone who learned good form and use it in the weight room doesn’t mean that goes for everyone who steps in the weight room. I have been a division I athlete for 4 years now and I see hundreds of athletes come and go in the weight room every time i step in there. Each team has a qualified strength and conditioning coach that teaches correct form. Every day I see athletes using bad form and every year someone on my team gets injured in the weight room from bad form. These guys are 18-22 years old.
I am confident 12 year olds even if taught good form would not be responsible enough to actually replicate the form they were taught every time.
Especially when they get tired which they will get tired very easily since they are 12 years old, their form will go down the tubes.
There are no studies on 12 year old lifting because its not something that is observable without interference. You cannot make a true experiment from watching a child lift.
Either way, if i were in a weight room and there were kids in there being obnoxious it would get on my nerves anyway. No 12 year old is going to go into a weight room do their lift quietly and then leave.
Other than that,
Merry Christmas everyone.