Youth Strength Training

Youth Strength Training

Programs for Health, Fitness, and Sport

Book - 2009
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SUPERANNO Leading experts Avery Faigenbaum and Wayne Westcott guide you in developing safe, effective, and enjoyable training programs for ages seven to eighteen. Advice will help kids safely develop a strong musculoskeletal system that can help them improve their health and fitness and also withstand the rigors of sport participation. Includes the most up-to-date information in the areas of nutrition, hydration, and recovery to maximize the effects of strength training and minimize the risks of overtraining. Original.

Book News
This reference for physical education teachers, youth fitness leaders, and coaches offers b&w photos on every page illustrating exercises and equipment usage in strength-training programs for children ages 7 to 18. Guidelines are given for developing safe and enjoyable training programs that foster balanced muscle development in students with varying abilities, and for specific strength-training protocols for youth who participate in sports and recreational activities. With sections on fitness fundamentals, exercises, program design, and long-term planning and nutritional support, the book describes protocols for warming up and cooling down, procedures for enhancing joint flexibility, and innovative ways to incorporate resistance exercises into physical education classes, sport practice sessions, and exercise facilities. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780736067928
Characteristics: xii, 235 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Westcott, Wayne L. 1949-


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