Strength Training for Young Athletes

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"This is a practical, clearly written manual...[I] can recommend it without hesitation to any coach or parent." Lyle J. Micheli, MD, Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston. Now strength trainers, coaches, physical educators, and parents can design safe and effective strength training programmes with "Strength Training for Young Athletes". This guide debunks the myths about weight training and young people, aims to help readers learn how to design strength training programmes for all major muscle groups and 16 sports, and presents detailed instructions for more than 100 strength exercises, structured especially for young athletes ages 7 to 18.

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"This is one of the most useful new books on the market for the age group swimming coach. It provides the one thing missing in most texts of this type. . .the specific exercises need to improve the muscle groups for the specific sports, including swimming. . . Any age group coach will be able to build a scientifically correct dryland program from this book. . . This book by Kraemer and Fleck is a very valuable addition to any swim coaches library. . . Congrats to Kraemer, Fleck and Human Kinetics for this contribution."

The American Swimming Coaches Association

"Kraemer and Fleck have combined to write the most complete and up-to-date book about training the young athlete. . . . I highly recommend Strength Training for Young Athletes to parents and anyone who is interested in training young athletes."

Michael Clark, CSCS Strength Coach Texas A&M University

"This book is filled with solid ideas on how to establish a quality strength training program for young athletes. The basic guidelines for resistance exercise progression in children are outstanding, as are the training regimens for specific sports. Thanks to Kraemer and Fleck, coaches, physical education teachers, and physical directors are now able to say with confidence: Young athletes can and should train with weights. if you have any doubts, read this book!"

Charles T. Kuntzleman, EdD Director, Fitness for Youth Department of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

"Strength training for children and adolescents has been controversial. Recent scientific studies have demonstrated that youngsters do indeed increase their strength with resistance training and that this can be done safely and effectively with a properly designed and supervised program of training. . . . What exercises, how much weight, and with what equipment? This book answers all these questions and more. This is a practical, clearly written manual which describes specifically how to institute and supervise a strength training program for young athletes. I can recommend it without hesitation to any coach or parent."

Lyle J. Micheli, MD Director, Division of Sports Medicine Children's Hospital Boston

"Winning's great, but at what expense to a young athlete's body? Learn how to train our future champions safely and correctly. Read Strength Training for Young Athletes. A must for every junior and senior high coach and physical educator."

Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS Instructor of Health/Physical Education Muskego High, Muskego, WI

"The science of strength training has progressed to the point where it is now obvious that such training, when properly monitered, can be beneficial to young people."

Scholastic Coach

”The easy-to-use guide debunks the myths about weight training and kids, helps you learn how to design strenght training programs for all major muscle groups and 16 sports, and presents detailed instruction for more than 100 strength exercises, structured especially for kids aged seven to 19.”

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About the Author:

William J. Kraemer, PhD, has more than 20 years' experience with both the practical and scientific aspects of resistance training. He is the director of research for the Center for Sports Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University, where he is an associate professor of applied physiology. He has also coached football and wrestling and taught health and physical education at the junior high through university levels.

Dr. Kraemer received his PhD in physiology and biochemistry from the University of Wyoming. He is a past president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and has received that organization's presidential and executive director awards for outstanding contributions to the field of strength and conditioning.

Dr. Kraemer is an American College of Sports Medicine fellow and in 1992 was elected to the Board of Trustees for Basic and Applied Science. He is also a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). He serves as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Applied Sport Science Research and is a member of the editorial board for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. He is also a reviewer for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal, the International Journal of Sports Medicine, and many other publications.

Steven J. Fleck, PhD, heads the department of sports physiology for the United States Olympic Committee's training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His work designing resistance programs for national and international caliber athletes makes him an expert in the field of strength and conditioning. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Fleck is a member of NSCA's research committee, the Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist board, and a past vice president for basic and applied research. He has also served as associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal. In both 1988 and 1990 he received NCSA's President's Award for Outstanding Service, and in 1991 he was recognized as their Sports Scientist of the Year.

Dr. Fleck is an American College of Sports Medicine fellow and the associate editor for the Journal of Applied Sports Science Research.

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