Drs. Faigenbaum and Westcott are eminent authorities in their subject and provide a very valuable book to prepare young people age 7 to 18 for the demands of sport and of life in general.
The authors use an evidence-based approach and apply an educational model to training. They explain strength training as part of childrens’ long-term development, not just in terms of fitness.
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The BalleCore workout is a combination of Pilates and Ballet exercises, with some Yoga added. It consists of a warm up, followed by core Pilates, stretching, hips and buttocks, ballet exercises, Hatha yoga and cool down. This book would appeal to individuals who are looking for a different type of fitness workout and want to develop poise and balance.
Written for ‘aging baby boomers’ by two physical therapists, this book reveals that the antidote to aging is activity. In order to evaluate your physical performance and identify where you need to do the most work, you complete tests that assess your ‘five domains’: posture, strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance.
Based on the results of your tests, you then carry out easy exercises to develop your posture, balance, flexibility and so on. A popular book with good reviews.
This is a book of usable exercises that anyone can perform. It outlines ways in which even ‘aging baby boomers’ can keep their endurance, strength and structure at a peak level. This book is often recommended by chiropractors to their clients.
The author helps to tackle the problem of childhood obesity by giving parents fun ideas for how to get more exercise into their children’s life, e.g. playing ‘driveway hockey’ with a giant ice cube!
Described as a realistic and concise fitness and diet regimen this book is strong on information, low on waffle.
Pasternak’s exercise routine is short, 25-30 minutes a day, based on free weights and a weight bench. It can be done at the gym or at home. No gimmicks, just 5 minutes cardio, 10 minutes strength training, 5 minutes core, and 5 more minutes of cardio.
Pasternak also includes an equally fad-free ‘eat smart’ diet plan to help you improve your muscle-to-fat ratio. His program has been used by some of Hollywood’s best-known celebrities.
For girls grade 8 and up. This book encourages girls to overcome a ‘quitter’s mentality’ and develop physical confidence and mental toughness.
The author explains why fitness is important for females. The recommended exercises are explained and illustrated with black-and-white drawings and photographs. There are also charge to list exercises for different body parts and to help with specific sports.