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Fit kids for life : a parents' guide to optimal nutrition & training for young athletes
Antonio, Jose, 1962-
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North Bergen, NJ : Basic Health Publications, [2004]

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vii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
pt. 1: fitness training for young athletes -- The benefits of exercise and sports participation for kids -- Simple rules of exercise for kids -- Strength training and conditioning for kids -- pt. 2: optimal nutrition for active kids -- Basic nutrition for fit kids -- Healthy meals and snacks -- Special nutritional needs during exercise.
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RJ235 .A55 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Family Place

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Fit Kids For Life covers common misconceptions regarding strength training for children. Kids can safely use resistance training to get fit for recreational activities and sports. Weight lifting allows children to build strength, prevent injury, and improve motor skills. Coaching tips, gender-specific workouts, and training programmes are included. Youll also find tips on pre- and post-exercise nutrition, staying hydrated while exercising, and healthy snacks.

Author Notes

Jose Antonio earned his doctorate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, where he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Jeffrey R. Stout received his doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska. He has contributed to scientific publications in sports nutrition, muscle growth and development, and body composition

Table of Contents

Eric Serrano, M.D.
Forewordp. vii
Introduction: Fit Kids Become Fit Adultsp. 1
Part 1 Fitness Training for Young Athletes
1. The Benefits of Exercise and Sports Participation for Kidsp. 9
2. Simple Rules of Exercise for Kidsp. 21
3. Strength Training and Conditioning for Kidsp. 33
Part 2 Optimal Nutrition for Active Kids
4. Basic Nutrition for Fit Kidsp. 49
5. Healthy Meals and Snacksp. 79
6. Special Nutritional Needs During Exercisep. 89
7. Tips for Gaining and Losing Weightp. 101
Conclusionp. 109
Resourcesp. 117
Notesp. 121
Indexp. 127
About the Authorsp. 135