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College Strength and Conditioning vs. High School Strength and Conditioning

10/01/2012

The difference between these two categories of athletes has many distinctions. High school athletes are trying to perform better during their sport and becoming stronger and more functional on a day by day basis. But great care must be taken since they are normally beginning resistance training and are still in the growing stages. Because of this they are still getting used to the new body during adolescence. Weight training does not cause a stunt in growth since there has been no study to declare that it damages the epiphiseal plates of a child. College athletes on the other hand, are fully grown and are probably maximizing their body’s strength and power during resistance training at this point. So their training would be more along the lines of maintenance and trying to increase their performance base of their sport further and making them more functional. Professional athletes the majority fall under this category as well but to a higher degree.

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