I want to lift weights to be stronger," says "Elvira" (not her real name), 17. "But I don't want to look like muscular !"
"Hey, I do want to look like a football player," says "John " 14. "I'm going out for the team next year and need to bulk up."
There are good reasons, although they are different for Elvira and John, why both teens should do strength training: it builds muscle strength, tones the body, builds endurance, develops stronger bones and even promotes weight loss.