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Strength Training for Young Athletes

ISBN-10: 0736051031
ISBN-13: 9780736051033
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Young superstar athletes have dispelled long-standing misconceptions that strength development should start in the late teens. But much discussion has continued regarding what type of training is most beneficial.Strength Training for Young Athletes  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 9/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Young superstar athletes have dispelled long-standing misconceptions that strength development should start in the late teens. But much discussion has continued regarding what type of training is most beneficial.Strength Training for Young Athletes provides all the answers as the authoritative guide to strength development for 7- to 18-year-old athletes. World-renowned strength and conditioning experts William Kraemer and Steven Fleck present the latest facts on the effects of strength training on growth, development, and performance. The authors then make recommendations relative to starting age, choice of exercises, frequency of training, rate of progression, and philosophical aspects of program design.Learn how to individualize the age-appropriate sample training programs provided, based on the athlete's physical, psychological, and emotional maturity as well as the demands of the sport. Such carefully designed programs not only improve athletic performance and prepare young athletes for higher competitive levels, but they also help to decrease the incidence of injury along the way.Strength Training for Young Athletes is the most complete and credible resource for developing the muscular foundation for athletic success.

Steven J. Fleck, Ph.D., is an exercise physiologist with the U.S. Olympic Committee, where he advises athletes and their coaches on training programs. He is a past vice president of basic and applied research for the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Fleck's books include Successful Long-Term Weight Training (1998), Designing Resistance Training Programs (1997), Periodization Breakthrough! : The Ultimate Training System (1996), and Strength Training for Young Athletes (1992). He has contributed to such journals as Muscular Development, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and the National Strength & Conditioning Association Journal.

Strength Training and Your Child
Physical and Psychological Development
Determining Individual Needs
Creating Individualized Programs
Safe Training Environments
Teaching Technique
Multi-Joint Upper Body Exercises
Multi-Joint Lower Body Exercises
Single-Joint Upper Body Exercises
Single-Joint Lower Body Exercises
Single-Joint Abs, Low Back, and Shoulders
Total-Body Exercises
Sport-Specific Regimens

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