Youth Strength Training: Programs for Health, Fitness, and Sport

Effectively and safely incorporate strength training in any elementary, middle, or high school program!

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Based on the most current research on instructional techniques and program design for youth strength training, the text serves as a guidebook for designing efficient, enjoyable, and productive programs for students ages 7-18. It’s authored by long-time industry experts Avery Faigenbaum and Wayne Westcott.

Geared Towards Youth

Teach your students with a strength training approach specific for their age group, rather than providing them with all the same training and information you would an adult. There are many benefits of strength training for young people, and yet fitness instructors and PE teachers never seem quite sure about how to approach such a unit in their classes. This book helps you take that complication out of the equation and give your younger students a strength training unit that they will enjoy and learn from.

Contents

The book is split into 4 parts, containing 14 total chapters.

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I Fitness Fundamentals
    • Chapter 1. Ready to Train
      • Strength Training Versus Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and Bodybuilding
      • FUNdamental Fitness
      • Muscles, Bones, and Connective Tissue
      • Program Assessment
      • Getting Ready
      • Summary
    • Chapter 2. Program Prescriptions
      • Training Guidelines
      • Program Considerations
      • Play Education
      • Summary
    • Chapter 3. Exercise Technique and Training Procedures
      • Understanding Children
      • Being a Teacher
      • Developing the Fitness Workout
      • Using Equipment Safely
      • Keeping It Progressive
      • Summary
  • Part II Exercises
    • Chapter 4. Free Weights
      • Training With Free Weights
      • Free-Weight Exercises
      • Summary
    • Chapter 5. Weight Machines
      • Training on Weight Machines
      • Weight Machine Exercises
      • Summary
    • Chapter 6. Elastic Bands and Medicine Balls
      • Training With Elastic Bands and Medicine Balls
      • Elastic Band Exercises
      • Medicine Ball Exercises
      • Summary
    • Chapter 7. Body-Weight Training
      • Using Body Weight as Resistance
      • Body-Weight Exercises
      • Summary
  • Part III Program Design
    • Chapter 8. General Preparation
      • Preparatory Conditioning
      • Training Youth
      • Dynamic Motivation
      • Summary
    • Chapter 9. Basic Strength and Power for Ages 7 to 10
      • Components of the Warm-Up and Cool-Down
      • Strength-Training Program
      • Strength-Training Exercises
      • Training Considerations
      • Summary
    • Chapter 10. Intermediate Strength and Power for Ages 11 to 14
      • Components of the Warm-Up and Cool-Down
      • Strength-Training Program
      • Machine Strength-Training Exercises
      • Medicine Ball Strength-Training Exercises
      • Training Considerations
      • Summary
    • Chapter 11. Advanced Strength and Power for Ages 15 to 18
      • Components of the Warm-Up and Cool-Down
      • Strength-Training Program
      • Machine and Free-Weight Strength-Training Exercises
      • Medicine Ball and Elastic Band Strength-Training Exercises
      • Training Considerations
      • Summary
    • Chapter 12. Sport-Specific Power and Strength for Young Athletes
      • Training for Sport Conditioning
      • Baseball and Softball
      • Basketball and Volleyball
      • Dancing and Figure Skating
      • Football and Rugby
      • Ice Hockey and Field Hockey
      • Soccer
      • Swimming
      • Tennis
      • Track: Sprints and Jumps
      • Track: Distance Running
      • Summary
  • Part IV Long-Term Planning and Nutritional Support
    • Chapter 13. Periodization and Recovery
      • Overreaching and Overtraining
      • Models of Periodization
      • Rest and Recovery
      • Long-Term Development
      • Summary
    • Chapter 14. Eating for Strength and Performance
      • Basics of Healthy Eating
      • Children’s Nutritional Needs
      • Hydration
      • Snack Foods
      • Summary
  • Appendix A: Sample Workout Log
  • Appendix B: Suggested Readings
  • Index
  • About the Authors

Book is 248 pages.

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