I think about exercise during the growth period until I am about the age when the skeleton is completed.
There are no children who say “Tenjo Tenka Yuigadokuson” right after they are born, so when they sit down, turn over, and go high and high, everyone grows up in turn.
In the mother’s abdomen, the body that was moving freely like weightlessness is pressed by the tremendous force of gravity from the moment of birth, and the freedom of the body is lost, and an unknown experience for the baby begins. Move your limbs against gravity, stand up, walk, run, bounce, ride a bicycle. You will be able to do various things more and more. The brain begins to learn behavior and accumulate experiences.
Of course, the brain accumulates emotional emotions and emotions as learning and experience, and tries to use what they hear and say in the same way for the next encounter. Every experience from baby to toddler requires parental and adult protection. Being protected means that not only actions but also words and emotions received from others are deeply involved in learning and accumulating experiences in the brain.
It is very important to be complimented for the development of the brain. Everyone unconditionally praises “Sugoi Desune, Rippa Desune” just because the baby is hiking. Babies understand emotions even if they don’t understand the language. I feel complimented, so I try to move more and more.
The cerebellum is deeply involved in the accumulation of behavioral experiences. The cerebellum, rather than the thinking brain, works to memorize successful behaviors, such as body movements when riding a bicycle in a well-balanced manner, and to store them so that they can be pulled out when needed. On one side, there is a learning area called the motor area of the cerebrum, from which commands are issued to take action in each part to ride a bicycle, move legs, and balance.
However, the accumulation of behavioral learning and experience is not limited to the motor areas of the cerebellum and cerebrum, and the emotions, words, and images received together during learning and experience are motivated for the next learning and action through the associative area of the cerebrum. Affects.
“Successful,” “praised,” and “fun” behaviors and emotions are stored in different parts of the brain in a common connection, and the behaviors and emotions are taken out together when needed. If it works, you will be praised, and if you enjoy it, you will be motivated to take the next action. “Failed”, “Scolded”, “Boring” Do you feel motivated for the next action? Rather than screaming “○○ can do it,” I will praise each one. Let’s do it. Although each individual has his or her own personality, it can be said that learning by moving the body is more essential for brain development than learning by sitting.
If you lie to your child who can’t ride a bicycle easily, “Wow, it’s cool now”, he will do his best. When it goes well, when it is praised, the brain seems to be good at remembering the place, words, and images at that time.
Even adults are happy to be complimented by compliments. I think it is the parent’s game to be able to raise children, which is often complimented. In particular, the age at which parents lie is an important time to unknowingly rub in the joy of being praised.
Sports and age, physical development
When considering exercise during growth, you must consider age and physical development.
From elementary school to junior high school, it’s a time of growth. It is a time when girls are better than boys. Around this time, he complains of growth pain in his knees, heels, and entire legs. During this period, the body grows strongly and the bones grow vertically, and the bones are not very thick. Since muscles reach the bones, it is a time when it is difficult to increase the amount of muscles because the bones do not become thick. As for body growth, bones grow first and muscles grow later, so growth pain is most pronounced during this period when it is difficult to gain muscle mass and thickness.
By making stretching a habit and creating a flexible body, you will create a body that is less likely to get injured. During this time, I want to improve my endurance and enjoy various sports. It’s time to discover the joy of exercising, discover your abilities, and find your favorite sport.
From the end of junior high school to high school, the size of the shoes does not change, and the physique gradually becomes more fun. It is a time when you gradually become cheeky, start to keep a distance from your parents, become mature and overlap with the rebellious period. The skeleton begins to grow thicker from vertical growth. As the bones get thicker, the muscles become easier to build, and the consciousness changes from a sport to enjoy to a sport to win.
However, the growth of the skeleton is in the middle of the process, and it cannot be said that the joints have a sufficient shape and size. The important thing in exercising during this period is not to make injuries a habit. Unreasonable schedules, excessive additional exercise, and insufficient stretching can lead to habituation of injuries.
Sprained ankles and knees. Back pain and joint pain in the shoulders and elbows are injuries that are easy to become a habit. Many coaches, directors, and parents think that injuries are an inherent part of exercise, but habituating injuries does not help children develop their talents. The director and parents are responsible for considering whether the practice method is reasonable and the fatigue is sufficiently recovered if there are many injuries.
Back pain in junior high school is often diagnosed. Lumbar disc herniated disk or lumbar spine separation in local load training with unreasonable reckless abdominal and back muscle exercises. This is an injury accident that occurs when an adviser or coach who does not have knowledge of raising the legs or raising the abdominal muscles and back muscles, which is a contraindicated exercise that is not allowed for college students, forces students.
Don’t take it lightly, such as “Your child has back pain.” Since the younger the disc and the lumbar spine are softer, herniated disks are more likely to be damaged, and the spontaneous healing rate tends to decrease at the predominant age of lumbar spondylolisthesis.
Come to think of it, children who go to school sit at their desks six hours a day. I wrote earlier that the load on the lower back when sitting is three times the weight, but since I am listening to the lesson because I am deprived of my freedom by the adults sitting at work, I complain of back pain during the lesson. I am convinced that there are many children. I want to think not only about exercise but also about living environment.
The time to go to university or working people is the time when the skeleton is fully developed, the muscle strength is cultivated according to the exercise, and the athletic ability is maximized. Until this time, it was also a time when players with few injuries were surprisingly prominent. I think it’s time to expect the maximum results by finding the sport and position that suits you.
With that in mind, how many athletes are physically and mentally crushed between elementary school and high school? Giants pitcher Uehara didn’t play pitcher until high school. I remember reading in a magazine, “I knew I was going to be crushed.” I think this is one of the few examples where I was able to know and nurture my talent at an early stage.
Sports can be enjoyed no matter how many times. In addition, I think that it is indispensable for modern people who cannot use their physical abilities due to the division of labor.
It would be fun if we could smoothly shift from “competitive sports that are painful but fun” to “sports that can be enjoyed no matter how many times” without saying “if you retire from competitive sports, you will not exercise”. Parents need to think seriously about “exercise of the period”.