Fitness Training for Girls: A Teen Girl's Guide to Resistance Training, Cardiovascular Conditioning and Nutrition

Fitness Training for Girls: A Teen Girl's Guide to Resistance Training, Cardiovascular Conditioning and Nutrition

by Katrina Gaede, Alan Lachica, Doug Werner
     
 

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Sorting through the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of a girl's life during her teen years, this guide presents positive reasons and practical advice for making fitness a permanent part of her life. As society becomes more accepting of truly athletic women, teen girls are encouraged to overcome a “quitter's mentality” and develop physical… See more details below

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Sorting through the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of a girl's life during her teen years, this guide presents positive reasons and practical advice for making fitness a permanent part of her life. As society becomes more accepting of truly athletic women, teen girls are encouraged to overcome a “quitter's mentality” and develop physical confidence and mental toughness. A variety of nutrition tips and fitness facts allow girls to design individual workouts. Also included is information geared toward teens on weight lifting, cardiovascular conditioning, joining a gym, and working out at home.

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School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Eleven chapters describe the importance of fitness for females, from goal setting, using facilities, and stretching to cardio and strength-training exercises and eating habits. The numerous recommended exercises are explained and clearly illustrated with black-and-white drawings and photographs. Charts list exercises for differing body parts and for basketball, cross-country, golf, softball, tennis, and track and field, and other sports that can be used by beginners or trainees. While the coverage is excellent, grammatical errors, the use of clich s, and insufficient introductory information in many chapters may limit readership. The list of resources includes books, magazines, organizations, and Web sites that will appeal to this audience. The index can be confusing as the exercises are listed under the equipment used or body part development and not individually. Use of this guide for specific sport exercises is this book's real value.-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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“Coverage is excellent. Use of this guide for specific sport exercises is this book's real value.” —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935937012
Publisher:
Tracks Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
9 MB

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