Guiding the Young Athlete: All You Need to Know

Guiding the Young Athlete: All You Need to Know

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There are major differences between the anatomy and physiology of adults and children involved in training for health and sport but, traditionally, parents, coaches and teachers have treated children as 'miniature' adults when devising training and exercise schedules. Unlike adults, however, children are unaware of the limitations of their bodies and are therefore particularly vulnerable to injury or exhaustion while developing poor training practices and inadequate nutritional habits.

Providing the latest information and advice on exercise and fitness for young people, the authors outline the health benefits of exercise, along with practical precautionary measures to avoid over-training and injury. They also demonstrate that is it possible and, in many cases beneficial, to develop sensible training schedules for children suffering various chronic syndromes. Sensible nutritional guidelines for the child are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781865082189
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.41(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

About the authorsix
1Changes to the body during childhood1
2Chronic health disorders and exercise27
3Management of common injuries44
4Training for speed, endurance and flexibility85
5Training for strength117
6Enhancing recovery130
7Nutrition and exercise139
Further reading162

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