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Fitness training for girls : a teen girl's guide to resistance training, cardiovascular conditioning and nutrition
Gaede, Kristina.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Tracks, [2001]

Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Format :


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GV482 .G32 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
GV482 .G32 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Sorting through the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of a girl's life during her teen years, this guide presents positive reasons and practical advice for making fitness a permanent part of her life. As society becomes more accepting of truly athletic women, teen girls are encouraged to overcome a "quitter's mentality" and develop physical confidence and mental toughness. A variety of nutrition tips and fitness facts allow girls to design individual workouts. Also included is information geared toward teens on weight lifting, cardiovascular conditioning, joining a gym, and working out at home.

Author Notes

Katrina Gaede is a five-time California State Champion gymnast and works as a certified personal trainer. She lives in La Jolla, California.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-Eleven chapters describe the importance of fitness for females, from goal setting, using facilities, and stretching to cardio and strength-training exercises and eating habits. The numerous recommended exercises are explained and clearly illustrated with black-and-white drawings and photographs. Charts list exercises for differing body parts and for basketball, cross-country, golf, softball, tennis, and track and field, and other sports that can be used by beginners or trainees. While the coverage is excellent, grammatical errors, the use of clichs, and insufficient introductory information in many chapters may limit readership. The list of resources includes books, magazines, organizations, and Web sites that will appeal to this audience. The index can be confusing as the exercises are listed under the equipment used or body part development and not individually. Use of this guide for specific sport exercises is this book's real value.-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.