Guiding the Young Athlete: All You Need to Know

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Allen & Unwin, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Guiding the Young Athlete is a practical and comprehensive guide for teachers, coaches and parents which will help them to develop suitable, safe and effective training programs for the child.

There are major differences between the anatomy and physiology of adults and children involved in training for health and sport but, traditionally, parents, coaches and teachers have treated children as 'miniature' adults when devising training and exercise schedules. Unlike adults, however, children are unaware of the limitations of their bodies and are therefore particularly vulnerable to injury or exhaustion while developing poor training practices and inadequate nutritional habits.

Providing the latest information and advice on exercise and fitness for young people, the authors outline the health benefits of exercise, along with practical precautionary measures to avoid over-training and injury. They also demonstrate that is it possible and, in many cases beneficial, to develop sensible training schedules for children suffering various chronic syndromes. Sensible nutritional guidelines for the child are also included.

David Jenkins and Peter Reaburn are both parents of young, active families. Former physical education teachers, they are now university lecturers in exercise physiology and sports nutrition and the authors of Training for Speed and Endurance.

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Chronic health disorders and exercise
Management of common injuries
Training for speed endurance and flexibility
Training for strength
Enhancing recovery
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Page 159 - The person regularly engages in either self.induced vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, strict dieting or fasting, or vigorous exercise in order to prevent weight gain.
Page 159 - A. Recurrent episodes of binge eating (rapid consumption of a large amount of food in a discrete period of time).
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Page 15 - ... 2 Cardiac output is the product of heart rate and stroke volume. A child's smaller heart size and smaller blood volume result in the stroke volume of a child being lower than that of an adult.
Page 31 - Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the airways and is characterized by reversible airway obstruction, airway inflammation, and increased airway responsiveness to a variety of stimuli.
Page 39 - There are two major types of diabetes: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and non-insulindependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). IDDM is also called type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes because it often appears in childhood or adolescence.
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David Jenkins and Peter Reaburn are the authors of Training for Speed and Endurance. Both authors are sport scientists who have PhD's in Exercise Physiology and teach at The University of Queensland and Central Queensland University respectively.

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