Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics

by Nadejda Jastrjembskaia, Yuri Titov

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626544789
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication date: 07/27/2016
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 1,049,182
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author


Nadejda Jastrjembskaia has been involved in rhythmic gymnastics at many levels-as a scientist, educator, coach, administrator, judge, and gymnast. Born in the USSR, she graduated from P.F. Lesgaft's Academy of Physical Culture with a Candidate of Pedagogical Science degree. She coached for a Kaliningrad Regional RSG School and taught RSG courses at Kaliningrad State University. Most recently, she was the chief coordinator for Malaysia's RSG development program and a consultant for the Malaysian Gymnastic Federation. In 1998 she opened her own gymnastics center. Jastrjembskaia makes her home in Madison, Alabama.

Yuri Titov is the former president of the International Gymnastics Federation. He was a member of the USSR gymnastics team from 1956 to 1966. During that time, he participated in all Olympic Games and World Championships, winning a total of 33 medals, including 11 gold medals. Titov lives in Moscow, Russia.

Table of Contents


Part I: Technique
Chapter 1. Developing Technique
Chapter 2. Body Movements
Chapter 3. Apparatus Handling Techniques
Chapter 4. Mastering Technique

Part II: Training
Chapter 5. Developing Flexibility and Coordination
Chapter 6. Developing Speed, Strength, and Endurance
Chapter 7. Structuring Workouts
Chapter 8. Creating a Training Program
Chapter 9. Dance

Part III: Competition
Chapter 10. Composing a Routine
Chapter 11. Preparing for Competitions

Appendix: Barre Exercises

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""This book represents a truly scientific analysis of rhythmic gymnastics-never done as a whole before. Once you have read it carefully, you'll realize how difficult and long the road to real mastery of this sport is. So far, the achievements of rhythmic gymnastics as a sport are far ahead of the literature written about it. In this respect, this book will show you that including the sport in the Olympics was not accomplished merely by chance. This is a brilliant primer for coaches.""
Vera Atkinson
Press Officer, British Gymnastics
World Champion, Rhythmic Gymnastics-Group Exercises (1968, 1971)

""This book is an interesting overview of rhythmic gymnastics written from the Eastern European perspective.""
Nancy Marshall
Athlete Wellness Program Manager, USA Gymnastics
Member, U.S. Olympic Artistic Gymnastics Team (1972)

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