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Old 03-26-2016, 05:10 PM   #7
Michael A. Jones
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Re: Need expert opinion on kids and squatting.

[quote=Ben Joven;1261611]Great great advice...never heard of Osgood–Schlatter disease will definitely be researching this.

I dealt with Osgood-Schlatter as an adolencent and it haunted me into adulthood. I eventually required surgery to try and repair some of the damage...I grew nearly 4-6" over an 8 month period and my football coaches never cautioned me about lifting heavy. I played defensive end and lived by squats and power cleans.....

Every kid is different, but I'd advise drilling mechanics, lift light to moderate and progress as needed.

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