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Kids get a dose of fitness
Something fun for the kids! This book describes exercises that relate to the children on their level. Plyo Play is designed to address the motor development patterns of children as they advance in age. Exercise games with the medicine ball and individual developmental movements are covered.
This book contains dozens of fun-filled games that develop all sorts of skills, coordination, and strength, and also focus on self-confidence, self-esteem, and social interaction. It also contains sport-specific exercises focusing on Basketball, Baseball/Softball, Gymnastics, Vollyball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, and Swimming.
Using varying size balls can help
you tailor your program to match your training needs. The following
sizes are recommended:
BENEFITS OF PLYO PLAY
Plyometric exercise is the most effective method of developign power, which is the least understood component of fitness. Power, by definition, is the ability to supply strength rapidly. Sometimes it is described as the ability to develop force over a certain distance as rapidly as possible. The force must be exerted in a very short period of time to qualify as power. Time is the critical factor.
In addition, neuromuscular conditioning helps develop muscluar-teninous strength and contractility. These are the physical building blocks for safe, strong boduies during sports activities.
Imaginative Play and Leisure
About the Author
Dr. Donald Chu received his doctorate in physical therapy and physical education from Stanford University, and is a certified NATA athletic trainer and a certified NSCA strength coach. He was a Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education at California State University, Hayward and as past owner and director of the Ather Sports Injury Clinic in Northern California he pioneered the field of specialized physical therapy for sport-related injuries.
Dr. Chu has served as both assistant and head coach for the track and field program at California State University, Hayward. In 1978 he was named Far Western Conference Coach-Of-The-Year. He has produced over 40 NCAA Division II All-Americans and 9 NCAA Division II National Champions. He has been represented by high jumpers in the Olympic Sports Festivals, the Olympic Trials and the 1988 Summer Olympics. He has also trained national caliber ice skaters, tennis players, and members of the NFL and NBA.
Dr. Chu has been credited with bringing the plyometric exercise system to popularity on a national level. He has traveled and lectured on the plyometric system of training in nearly every state and in several foreign countries.