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Youth Strength Training:Programs for Health, Fitness and Sport (Strength & Power for Young Athlete) Paperback – August 18, 2009
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About the Author
Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS, is a professor in the department of health and exercise science at the College of New Jersey. Dr. Faigenbaum is a leading researcher and practitioner in pediatric exercise science, with nearly 20 years of experience in working with children and adolescents. He has authored more than 100 scientific articles, 20 book chapters, and 7 books related to youth fitness and conditioning. In addition, Dr. Faigenbaum has lectured nationally and internationally to health and fitness organizations and has developed youth fitness programs for YMCAs, recreation centers, physical education classes, and after-school sport programs.
Dr. Faigenbaum is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and was a member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for 7 years.
Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS, is a fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA and adjunct professor of exercise science at Quincy College, both in Quincy, Massachusetts. He has served as a strength-training consultant for Nautilus, the United States Navy, the American Council on Exercise, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the YMCA of the USA. He has also been an editorial advisor for many publications, including Physician and Sportsmedicine, Fitness Management, On-Site Fitness, Prevention, Shape, and Men's Health. He has authored or coauthored 23 books on youth strength training worldwide and has helped numerous colleges, schools, YMCAs, and fitness centers develop youth strength-training programs.
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Top Customer Reviews
What makes this book so extraordinary is the authors' evidenced-based approach, and their application of an educational model to training. They do a superb job of explaining strength training as part of childrens' long-term development rather than just in terms of fitness. The discussions of its role in skill acquisition, as well as its transfer to performance and health, are terrific. They also do some important mythbusting.
The big payoff is in the authors' insights on the real risks of working with youth: missed opportunities to teach the fundamentals, the problems with early specialization, and the dangers of failing to prepare for real-world activities. Everything from athletics to ADLs involve strength and power, folks. Here's the curriculum guide.
I am disappointed that something doesn't exist for youth training that is up-to-date with today's exercise science.
As a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Professional who specializes in Youth Performance training, I would highly recommend no other methods than the principles laid out in this book.The research and data based programs that Wescott & Faigenbaum bring in this book fully cover any underlying Myths & Misconceptions about Youth Strength Training. The authors provide easy to follow programs for any child, not just athletes.
I cannot stress enough how highly I recommend that any Parent or Strength Training coach have this book in their library
I believe the authors really know their stuff... It's good information, but I would like to have seen it condensed into some workout plans that a kid could just pickup and start doing. Maybe even some foldout pages that could be torn out and hung on the wall of their room as motivation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is great and I love to give to some of the other personal trainer, I work with at the gym.Published 14 months ago by Rob
There are some great messages in the book that every parent needs to hear and understand just not quite as advanced as I'd hoped. Read morePublished on March 7, 2014 by Dale Speckman
This book is relatively complete, but is oriented toward teachers, rather than students, so teens will find it fairly dry.Published on December 3, 2013 by Ken R
My 13 years old son has learned a lot about working out. I didn't have time to teach him, so wanted a book he could use to put fitness first. Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by Novemberlove
Provides a satisfactory amount of information to begin an athletic program for training young people. Better photography, and sample programs would take it a step further.Published on August 15, 2013 by Mr. Michael Arcieri Jr.