OmegaMan & Friends is considered one of the TOP Anti-Bullying, Character Development & youth fitness presentations in the nation.
OmegaMan & Friends has visited over 5000 schools and performed in front of over 1.5 million youth.
From elementary to high school, young people all over the nation have been challenged to “Be The H.E.R.O. in YOU! Helping Everyone Respect Others!
The OmegaMan & Friends school assembly presentation has been a valuable tool in the hands of principals and school administrators across the nation! Those principals and administrators have commented that the content and presentation of their assemblies have been life changing for their students and faculty! They have seen students, including those “at risk,” plucked off the road to failure and planted onto a road of success.
By Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS
However, the use of improper technique, excessive loading or lack of qualified supervision characterized most of these cases. To date, the position of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the world’s foremost authority on strength training, is that well-supervised weight training programs are well tolerated by children as young as 8 years of age! To put it in simple terms, there have been no reports showing the fracture of growth plates with properly designed and supervised resistance training programs. This data includes countries in which children as young as 8 years participate in advanced multijoint lifts that require a high degree of skill demand. The key to minimizing the risk of injury in resistance training for children is the type of supervision found in IHP; close qualified supervision implementing sound programs!
At IHP, we have seen that the benefits of properly designed resistance training programs for the youth far outweigh the risks. Our view is also supported by the scientific data. Contrary to conventional wisdom, children as young a 6 years of age can significantly increase their strength with a properly designed resistance program, above and beyond their natural growth and maturation. However, the training effects in children are not permanent. That is, if they don’t keep it up by training at least twice a week, strength gains are quickly lost. The mechanism behind this rapid de-training still remains unclear.
The future of the Big Bad Bully, youth obesity, low self esteem and no self confidence is not good!
ANGT Building the Youth of America from the inside – out! To think strong, be strong and stay strong! ANGT will be pulling in the TOP Martial Arts and MMA Instructors as advisers and trainers. Especially targeted to our youth, and the ANGT Youth Fitness & Empowerment programs. ANGT has already 2 of the most influential and successful powerhouses led by Marc Wilkes —Omega Man “Omega Man Schools” – an International Strongman. The other former UFC Fighter Daniel Puder leading the way with My Life My Power. This is in addition to ANGT US Olympic Coach Tokey Hill and trainers Ashley Hill and Master Instructor Gary Hellman.
ANGT! Our AMERICA – Positive, Healthy, Fit, Confident & STRONG