ERIC Number: ED407375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Strength Training for Young Athletes.
Kraemer, William J.; Fleck, Steven J.
This guide is designed to serve as a resource for developing strength training programs for children. Chapter 1 uses research findings to explain why strength training is appropriate for children. Chapter 2 explains some of the important physiological concepts involved in children's growth and development as they apply to developing strength training programs. Chapter 3 describes the concerns that should be addressed when developing a child's strength training program. Chapter 4 explains the specific components of program design, and chapter 5 explains how to teach resistance exercises to children. In Chapter 6 more than 100 resistance exercises are explained and illustrated; the exercise descriptions, grouped according to the body part that is strengthened, include starting position, movement, spotting and safety, and specification of muscles strengthened. Chapter 7 incorporates the exercises into basic training programs for 16 different sports and activities. Each chapter contains a reference list of additional readings. A glossary of strength training terms is included. (ND)
Descriptors: Athletics, Calisthenics, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise, Muscular Strength, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Program Development, Secondary School Students, Sports Medicine
Human Kinetics, Publishers, P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076; telephone: (800) 747-4457 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A