Table 2

Descriptive and observation studies on the frequency or incidence of injury in youth from resistance training, weightlifting or powerlifting

StudyExercise activitySampleInjury incidence
Brown and Kimball, 198356PowerliftingM, 14–19 years, N  =  710.29 per 100 h
Risser et al, 199057Resistance trainingM, 13.3 years (SD 0.08), N  =  980.11 per person-year
Resistance trainingM, 15.6 years (SD 0.05), N  =  1590.091 per person-year
Resistance trainingM, 17.2 years (SD 0.04), N  =  970.051 per person-year
Hamill, 199423WeightliftingM, ∼13–16 years, N  =  1634+0.0017 per 100 h
Resistance trainingM, ∼13–16 years, N  =  4040+0.0035 per 100 h
Pierce et al, 199951WeightliftingM, F, 7–16 years, N  =  700.000
  • F, female; M, male.