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Development of the youth athlete

Author: Neil Armstrong
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book offers an evidence-based, integrated analysis of the development and trainability of the morphological and physiological characteristics which influence sport performance in youth. The author critically analyses the development of the youth athlete in the context of current and future sport performance and long-term health and well-being, identifies the principal controversies in youth sport, and addresses  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Armstrong
ISBN: 9781138211407 1138211400 9781138211414 1138211419
OCLC Number: 1041882943
Description: xvii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Growth, maturation, and youth sport --
Exercise metabolism and youth sport --
Hormones, energy, nutrition, and youth sport --
Growth, maturation, and youth athletes --
Youth sport-related motor performance --
Muscle strength --
High-intensity exercise --
Maximal and peak oxygen uptake --
Submaximal indicators of aerobic fitness and sport performance --
Pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics.
Responsibility: Neil Armstrong.

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The book offers an evidence-based, integrated analysis of the development and trainability of the morphological and physiological characteristics which influence sport performance in youth. The author critically analyses the development of the youth athlete in the context of current and future sport performance and long-term health and well-being, identifies the principal controversies in youth sport, and addresses them through sport- specific examples. The book focuses on the interactions between growth, maturation, and: sport-related fitness, sport-specific trainability, sport performance, and challenges in youth sport.

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