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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.
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 9 months ago by Dale Speckman
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 16 months ago 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 16 months ago by Mr. Michael Arcieri Jr.
too much time spent on use of machines, one would go thru a circuit at the gym anyways. Exercises too basic, instead of dumbells, a medicine ball is used. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Wade S.
Our grandson asked for this training manual for Christmas. He is interested in staying physically fit. We bought this manual used. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Edna S
We've been looking for a book to help train our 11 year old, who plays two sports competitively; football and baseball. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by jlo
I have an 11 year old, plays ice hockey and lacrosse. Had no idea if he should start strength training or if it would harm him. This books has great, age specific workouts.Published on December 16, 2011 by Mr. John K. Haslach