Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, directs the fitness research programs at Quincy College in Quincy, Massachusetts, where he also developed the exercise science major. He has been a strength training consultant for the United States Navy, the American Council on Exercise, the YMCA of the USA, and Nautilus. He is an editorial advisor and reviewer for many publications, including The Physician and Sportsmedicine, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, Prevention, Shape, and On-Site Fitness, and has authored 24 books and textbooks on strength training. Dr. Westcott serves on the board of advisors for the International Council on Active Aging and the New England chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. He was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Alumni Recognition Award from Pennsylvania State University.
Join industry expert Wayne Westcott, PhD, CSCS, as he shares principles, protocols, and practical information necessary for implementing safe, effective, and enjoyable programs of resistance exercise for preadolescent boys and girls. Dr. Westcott addresses three common misconceptions about youth strength training and presents the training rationale (reasons), training recommendations (general principles and specific protocols), and teaching guidelines (instructional techniques and exercise performance) for strength training exercise for youth.