Youth Fitness: An Action Plan for Shaping America's Kids

Overview

"Youth Fitness: An Action Plan for Shaping America's Kids" aggressively takes on the task of guiding young Americans to become healthier and more fit by outlining appropriate applications for building strength, improving aerobic fitness and flexibility and making better nutritional choices. This book tackles today's issues such as "the sedentary youth", childhood obesity, diabetes and more with the hopes of making fitness a part of every young person's life for now and in the future.
...
See more details below
Paperback
$13.48
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$14.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $4.58   
  • New (3) from $13.59   
  • Used (6) from $4.58   
Sending request ...

Overview

"Youth Fitness: An Action Plan for Shaping America's Kids" aggressively takes on the task of guiding young Americans to become healthier and more fit by outlining appropriate applications for building strength, improving aerobic fitness and flexibility and making better nutritional choices. This book tackles today's issues such as "the sedentary youth", childhood obesity, diabetes and more with the hopes of making fitness a part of every young person's life for now and in the future.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979924057
  • Publisher: Blue River Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Brzycki is the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He has authored more than 360 articles/columns on strength and fitness that have appeared in 41 different publications. Matt served on the New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports as well as the New Jersey Obesity Prevention Task Force. He has appeared as a guest on radio shows in Cincinnati, Phoenix and Atlanta. In addition, Matt has authored, co-authored and edited 16 other books.

Fred Fornicola is the owner of Premiere Personal Fitness in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He has authored more that 150 articles on strength and fitness and has been featured in numerous publications. Fred also maintains regular columns on nutrition and training for several Internet websites. He contributed a chapter to the book Get Fit New Jersey! and co-authored the best-selling book, Dumbbell Training for Strength and Fitness.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


1 The Future is Now! 1 Benefits 1 Youth Fitness: Past and Present 2 What is Fitness? 4 Nike is Right 5 The Fab Five of Fitness 6 Flexibility 7 Aerobic Fitness 7 Strength 8 Recovery 8 Proper Nutrition 9 Correcting the Problem 9 The School Environment 9 The Home Environment 12 Before Moving Ahead 13
2 The Muscles and How They Work 15 Common Joint Movements 15 The Major Muscles 15 Hips 16 Upper Legs 17 Lower Legs 18 Torso 18 Upper Arms 20 Lower Arms 20 Abdominals 20 Lower Back 21 Neck 22 Final Thoughts 23
3 Enhancing Fitness through Flexibility 27 Benefits 27 Flexibility Factors 28 Anatomical Analysis 29 Methods of Stretching 30 Static Stretching 30 Active Stretching 30 Passive Stretching 31 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation 31 Ballistic Stretching 31 Dynamic Stretching 31 Unsafe Applications 32 Unwanted Loading 32 Undesirable Positions 33 Unintentional Stress 33 Stretching Safely and Effectively 34 Stretching Strategies 35 Performance Points 35 Stretching the Lower Body 36 The Lower-Body Sequence 36 Stretches for the Lower Body 36 Stretching the Upper Body 45 The Upper-Body Sequence 45 Stretches for the Upper Body 45
4 Conditioning for Aerobic Fitness 53 Benefits 54 FITT Principles 55 Frequency 56 Intensity 57 Time 57 Type 58 Additional Considerations 59 Progression 60 Records 60 Variety 60 Assessing Aerobic Fitness 60
5 Getting Fit by Getting Strong 63 Benefits 63 When to Begin? 64 FITT Principles 64 Frequency 65 Intensity 65 Time 66 Type 66 Additional Considerations 67 Progression 67 Sets 68 Reps 68 Technique 69 Volume 70 Sequence 71 Records 71 Variety 71 Supervision 72
6 Applications with Traditional Methods 73 Performance Points 73 Exercises for the LowerBody 74 Exercises for the Upper Body 85 Exercises for the Neck and Mid-Section 104
7 Breaking Tradition 113 The Basics: A Quick Review 113 Not Always the Case 114 Recording Performance 115 Understanding the Concept 115 A Different Approach 116 Lifting, Carrying and Holding 116 Dragging and Pulling 117 Tools of the Trade 117 The Great Outdoors 118 Ropes 119 Sandbags 119 Medicine Balls 120 Stones and Rocks 120 Sleds 121 Bodyweight Apparatus 121
8 Applications with Non-Traditional Methods 123 Performance Points 123 Exercises for the Lower Body 124 Exercises for the Upper Body 131 Exercises for the Neck and Mid-Section 144
9 Putting it all Together 153 The "Training Week" 153 What about Aerobic Training? 154 Sequence of Activities 155 Progressive Demands 155
"Micro-Loading" 157 Selectorized Machines 158 Dumbbells 158 Incorporating Variety 159 Change the Equipment 159 Rearrange the Order 160 Use Special Themes 161 Have Different Workouts 161 Keeping Records 161 A Few Reminders 161 Crafting Workouts 162 Sample Workouts 162
10 Food for Thought 167 Poor Nutrition = Poor Health 168 Are There Differences? 168 Know the Source 169 What's Inside? 170 Chemicals and Sweeteners 171 Serving Size 172 The Six Critical Nutrients 173 Carbohydrate: The Preferred Source of Energy 173 Simple Carbohydrates 173 Complex Carbohydrates 174 How Much? 174 Don't Forget Fiber 174 Protein: A Requirement for Growth 175 Complete Protein 175 Incomplete Protein 176 Biological Value 176 How Much? 177 Fat: Yes, But the Right Kind 177 Saturated and Trans Fats 177 Unsaturated Fat 178 Essential Fatty Acids 178 How Much? 179 Water: Hydrating for Health 179 H[subscript 2]O 179 How Much? 180 Vitamins and Minerals: Small Amounts, Big Roles 180 Vitamins 180 Minerals 181
"Performance" Drinks 181 Sports Drinks 181 Fortified Water 182 Energy Drinks 182 Why the Concern? 184 Nutrition in Motion 184 How Many Calories? 185 How Many Meals? 185 What about Snacks? 186 The Quest for Proper Nutrition 187
11 Addressing the Obesity Epidemic 189 Health Consequences 190 Terminology 190 Understanding Percentiles 191 BMI: A Closer Look 192 The Mechanics of Weight Management 194 Weight Management: By the Numbers 194 An Action Plan for Weight Maintenance/Loss 195 Tips for Kids 195 Tips for Parents 203 The Right "Weigh" 208
12 The Youth Physical Fitness Program 211 What It Is 211 Sit-Ups 212 Push-Ups 213 Standing Broad Jump 213 Pull-Ups 214
300-Yard Shuttle Run 214 Logistical Notes 215 Competitions 215 Getting Started 216 References 219 About the Authors 223
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)