Strength and Power for Young Athletes

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This manual aims to help children get the training edge they need to become the athletes of tomorrow. These exercise programmes are for athletes aged 7 to 15. Starting youths on a strength training programme will not only enhance sports performance, but it will also improve body composition and reduce sports training injuries. The authors offer a combination of stretching exercise and nutritional guidelines to ensure the child builds an overall fitness base. To help build muscle strength there are 82 free weight, body weight, machine, cord and medicine ball exercises Emphasizing safety and correct technique, the authors present conditioning programmes for power sports, jumping sports, striking sports and endurance sports. They also include age-appropriate fitness programmes for increasing strength and power in children aged 7 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years, and 13 to 15 years.

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"Faigenbaum and Westcott have contributed a highly innovative approach to the field of youth strength training. Strength and Power for Young Athletes combines up-to-the-minute research regarding the physiological and psychological aspects of youth strength training with a meticulous array of training exercises and tips. Most notable is the chapter on the 7-to 9-year-old strength program. I recommend this book for youth coaches, parents, and young athletes interested in improving their health and lives through strength training." Steve Brennan Executive director of the Midwest Youth Coaches Association "Through their book, Avery and Wayne have provided an intelligent and systematic plan for young people interested in improving and strengthening themselves. Regardless of whether the young person plans to participate in organized sports, or looks instead toward improving his or her quality of life, this book will establish a fitness base that will last a lifetime." Ben Cook, CSCS Men's basketball strength and conditioning coach University of North Carolina "This text makes a timely and significant contribution to the literature on training young, developing athletes. It serves as a valuable resource for those who are responsible for designing safe and effective strength programs for the many children who are unfit and overweight. A great blend of research and practical application." Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT Former president of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award "The authors provide a clear, systematic, and safe guide to initiating and maintaining strength conditioning programs foryoung athletes. They have integrated current research on this topic into a practical guide for parents and coaches. This manual provides specifics for training muscle groups as well as preparing for specific sports. I recommend this text as a guide to every parent or coach whose child or youth sports candidate is beginning a strength training program." Lyle J. Micheli Former president of American College of Sports Medicine

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