The Female Athlete

The Female Athlete

by Matt Brzycki, Tim Wakeham, Rachael Picone, Tim Red Wakeham
     
 

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Six respected experts in the field of strength training and athlete development have come together to create this comprehensive and user-friendly guide to increasing female athletic performance. Appropriate for the weekend athlete as well as the elite, this book is free from the technical jargon that makes many serious training books unpalatable to the average reader,…  See more details below

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Six respected experts in the field of strength training and athlete development have come together to create this comprehensive and user-friendly guide to increasing female athletic performance. Appropriate for the weekend athlete as well as the elite, this book is free from the technical jargon that makes many serious training books unpalatable to the average reader, including an entire chapter that addresses the common questions that most women have when entering the weight room or beginning a new sport.

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Library Journal
Six strength and conditioning coaches here collaborate to provide information on training for women athletes. Chapters cover such topics as nutrition, knee injuries, flexibility, eating disorders, and weight training. Some fairly technical information on the latest biomechanical research will aid athletes in improving performance. The authors explode many popular myths, e.g., that nutritional supplements and energy bars are magic and that more is better when it comes to exercise. The information on nutrition and nutritional labeling of food is detailed and eyeopening. There are, however, a few drawbacks. This book does not include specific descriptions of weightlifting programs with illustrations, as does the publisher's more comprehensive Complete Conditioning for the Female Athlete, and small black-and-white photos don't add much. In addition, the problems of a collaborative effort in a complex arena like sport science are evident when one author recommends sport-specific training while another does not. This book would be most useful for coaches, trainers, motivated college athletes, and human kinetics students, who can use the bibliographical references. Recommended for college libraries. Kathy Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, B.C. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781930546677
Publisher:
Wish Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
0.40(w) x 7.44(h) x 9.69(d)

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