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The Female Athlete

The Female Athlete

by Matt Brzycki, Jason Gallucci, Tom Kelso
     
 

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From the Foreword by Beth Bozman: The days of asking why female athletes should do strength training are a thing of the past. They do stregnth training because they are athletes. And athletes need to strength training because of four key reasons: speed, strength, performance and injury prevention. All of these components are intertwined. You perform better

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From the Foreword by Beth Bozman: The days of asking why female athletes should do strength training are a thing of the past. They do stregnth training because they are athletes. And athletes need to strength training because of four key reasons: speed, strength, performance and injury prevention. All of these components are intertwined. You perform better when you are faster and stronger. You are faster when you aren't injured.If you are injured, you can't perform. Strength enhances speed and endurance. And on and on. No longer will you hear a female athlete ask, "will I get bigger?" Instead, you'll hear "Will I get better?" And the answer is a resounding yes.

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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:
9781930546721
Publisher:
Wish Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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