- Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics; 1 edition (June 14, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1581107161
- ISBN-13: 978-1581107166
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This learning module is perfect for a parent, guardian, coach, or teacher who is serious about exposing young kids to the importance of physical exercise. It is user-friendly and the principles can be implemented on an individual or group basis for youth between the ages of 8 and 18 years. This is an excellent learning resource for young athletes. The combination of a DVD and flash cards enhances the potential for learning the material quickly. The exercise fundamentals and principles are delivered by a board-certified physician with years of exercise experience in addition to his
medical training. Followed correctly, this DVD kit may assist young people in engaging in physical exercise in a safe and effective manner."
Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio
University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology
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From the Back Cover
This DVD-based resource features step-by-step demonstrations of performance maximizing exercises led by nationally recognized sports medicine physician Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP.
Interactive, live-action video spotlights proper exercise technique for improving strength, fitness, flexibility, balance, and endurance using only motivation and hand weights--no gym membership required. Plus, it shows how to prepare for various sports, how to stretch pre-workout, how to recover post-workout, how to prevent traumatic and overuse injuries, and much more!
All the basics and beyond for athletes, trainers, and parents.
The high-impact video includes
Strength Training: The Basics
- Why Strength Training?
- Who Should Strength Train?
- When to Strength Train?
- Where to Strength Train?
- Warning Signs
- Overuse Injuries
- ...and more!
- Dynamic Warm-up
- Jump Squats
- Core Supersets (2)
- Legs Superset
- Upper Body Superset
Complementing the video are handy quick reference flash cards with instructions for performing each exercise in the IronStrength workout...exercise regimens for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes...session tracking worksheets...and more.
Running time: Approx. 2 hours
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One caution is to monitor your kids when they first start doing the workout and urge them to take it slow. It is very easy to overdo it at first! My daughter and I managed to moderate our first workout so that we were sore the next couple of days, but not unbearably so. My son, however, trying to be tough, really drove himself past his limits. He was in a great deal of pain (from strained muscles) for about 3 days. Kids need to know it's OK to build up to the full workout over time. It might have been smart for Dr. Metzl to stress this in the video, but he only gives it a brief mention.
Since content is the main thing, and I liked the content, I gave it 4 stars. I probably would have given it 3.5 if that were an option, because there were just a few too many details that keep me from loving it. In addition to the lack of racial diversity, here are a few more:
1) The disc does not play well in our Xbox 360, which functions as our dvd player. I originally thought it was due to small scratches on the disc, so I sent it back for replacement. But the new disc has the same problems, so it's something about how the disc is made. It plays well on our laptop computers, but it's kind of a pain to have to connect up the computer to the TV when we want to do the workout.
2) I feel it is over-priced. I was not able to find anything else quite like it on the market, and it was cheaper than a gym membership, so I bought it. (I also thought from the photo that it might come with a book, which would justify the price, but it doesn't.) I think about $30 would be more in line with what you would expect to pay for a workout video like this, but at this time I'm not aware of an appropriate alternative available at that price. There are lots of workout videos, but I did not find any others aimed at athletic strength training specifically for older kids and teens.
3) The music track is weak. I think they could have found music that would be more appealing to kids.
This DVD demonstrates what exercises to do and why and should be a requirement for every youth sports coach.
Great work Dr. Metzl and thank you American Academy of Pediatrics.