Essentials of Youth Fitness

Essentials of Youth Fitness

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ACSM's Essentials of Youth Fitness takes the guesswork out of training youths. Previously, professionals have looked at children as just miniature adults. Now you'll be armed with the tools to training young people on motor skill development, strength and power, aerobic and anaerobic development and speed and agility training. ;;Packed with case studies, coaching cues, research updates and teaching tips, the text explains how to apply the concepts of paediatric exercise science. Integrative programme design provides you with effective programmes that maximise creativity, engagement and fun. The text also covers issues such as the global epidemic of childhood obesity, long-term athlete development and the troubling rise of sport-related injuries in young athletes. ;;The organisation of Essentials of Youth Fitness has been designed in order to take you on a journey of learning and discovery. The first part introduces you to the fundamental concepts of paediatric exercise science. Part II includes chapters on the assessment of youth fitness and conducting warm-ups. The final section presents you with a collection of chapters that cover important modern-day topics in paediatric exercise science. ;;Essentials of Youth Fitness serves as a seminal resource that you refer back to again and again. It gives you the skills to prescribe and deliver exercise for young people.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4mm
  • Human Kinetics
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • English
  • 1492525790
  • 9781492525790

About Avery Faigenbaum

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) was founded in 1954. It is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organisation in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to improving health through science, education and medicine. ;;Avery Faigenbaum is a professor at The College of New Jersey. He teaches a range of courses covering health promotion, exercise prescription and clinical exercise physiology. His research interests focus on paediatric exercise science, resistance exercise and preventive medicine. As an active researcher and practitioner, Faigenbaum has co-authored over 240 peer-reviewed publications, 45 book chapters and 10 books including Youth Strength Training, Strength and Power for Young Athletes and Progressive Plyometrics for Kids. Dr Faigenbaum has been the lead or co-author on several position statement papers on youth resistance training. ;;Rhodri Lloyd is a Reader in Paediatric Strength and Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan University. His research interests surround the impact of growth and maturation on long-term athletic development and the neuromuscular mechanisms underpinning training adaptations in youth. Lloyd is a senior associate editor of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and an associate editor for the Strength and Conditioning Journal. In 2016, Lloyd received the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award for Research and Education from the UKSCA. ;;Jon Oliver is a professor in Applied Paediatric Exercise Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University. His research focuses on youth physical development across performance, injury and health perspectives, often with a focus on the role of strength and conditioning to promote athletic development. Oliver's research has been influential in information both academics and professionals on the factors relating to the development of physical fitness in young people. His research is supported by a network of research students and is built on collaborations with professional sports organisations and paediatric exercise scientists worldwide. Jon is currently also an adjunct professor at the Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ).
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