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Speed Improvement for Young Athletes: How to Sprint Faster in Your Sport in 30 Workouts

Speed Improvement for Young Athletes: How to Sprint Faster in Your Sport in 30 Workouts

by George B. Dintiman

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-A guide to evaluating speed strengths and weaknesses and improving team sports performance. Dintiman addresses stride rate and length, acceleration, endurance, and technique, and outlines some 30 hour-and-a-half workouts. The recognition of training differences for varying levels of skill and development, appropriate weightlifting exercises, performance considerations, and safety tips are the real strengths of his book. Lee Brown's Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness (Human Kinetics, 2000) does a better job of distinguishing differences in speed training for sport-specific programs. The appendix consists of a test score sheet, abdominal exercises, a list of emphasis areas by sport, and a list for further reading (including 15 titles by Dintiman). Black-and-white computer graphics and small photographs depicting weight training illustrate the book. Other exercises described do not have diagrams or pictures. The organization of the book demands some flipping back and forth between sections. Some terminology may be unfamiliar to readers; there is no glossary. Inconsistencies and grammatical, typographical, and other errors (Florence Griffith Joyner referred to as Jackie Griffith Joyner) and the lack of documentation limit the value of this book.-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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National Association of Speed & Explosion
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
13 - 14 Years

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