Youth Strength Training

Youth Strength Training

Paperback Strength & Power for Young Athlete

By (author) Avery Faigenbaum, By (author) Wayne L. Westcott

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 15mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736067922
  • ISBN 13: 9780736067928
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 7 illustrations, 296 photos
  • Sales rank: 278,524

Product description

The research is clear: children as young as seven can gain significant benefits for health, fitness and sport participation through a sound, scientifically-based strength-training program. Authors Avery Faigenbaum and Wayne Westcott are recognized as leading authorities on fitness and in this book they use their extensive experience as teachers, professors, researchers, athletes and coaches to provide readers with the most effective and safe programs possible. Crucially, this book is designed and written specifically for young people; it's not just another watered-down adult title. While the first edition focused on the safety and efficacy of youth strength training, this new edition evidences the authors' new research for designing more efficient, enjoyable, productive and practical programs of strength exercise for young people of different ages and abilities. Today, one out of three children are challenged by excessive body fat and these boys and girls are poorly suited for endurance-type exercise which they are typically asked to perform and which they are typically avoid at all costs. Fortunately, "Youth Strength Training" provides a myriad of resistance exercises which they tend to enjoy more, most likely because they compare more favorably with their lighter peers and the training effects are highly reinforcing (looking better, feeling better, functioning better).

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Author information

As a leading researcher and practitioner in the area of youth fitness, Avery Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS, has had years of experience working with children and adolescents in the weight room. He is currently an assistant professor of exercise physiology at the University of Massachusetts. Faigenbaum is certified by the NSCA, ACSM and the United States Weightlifting Association. With more than 35 years of experience in strength training as an athlete, coach, teacher, professor, researcher, writer and speaker, Wayne Westcott, PhD, CSCS, is recognised as a leading authority on fitness. He has served as a strength training consultant for numerous organisations and programmes, including Nautilus, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the National Sports Performance Association and the International Association of Fitness Professionals (IDEA).

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Ready to Train; Chapter 2. Programme Prescriptions; Chapter 3. Exercise Technique and Training Procedures; Chapter 4. Free Weights; Chapter 5. Weight Machines; Chapter 6. Medicine Balls and Elastic Cords; Chapter 7. Body Weight and Plyometrics; Chapter 8. General Preparation; Chapter 9. Basic Strength and Power for Youth Ages 7-10; Chapter 10. Intermediate Strength and Power for Youth Ages 11-14; Chapter 11. Advanced Strength and Power for Youth Ages 15-18; Chapter 12. Sports Power and Strength for Young Athletes; Chapter 13. Periodization and Recovery; Chapter 14. Eating for Strength and Performance.