Gymnastics, 1st Edition

  • Heather Schwartz
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420506226
  • ISBN-13: 9781420506228
  • DDC: 796.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Combining strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, balance, and grace, gymnastics has evolved from ancient Greek exercises into a popular modern recreational and competitive sport with participants from two years old to world class athletes. Artistic gymnastics captivates viewers of the Summer Olympics worldwide. Providing an overview of the sport's origins and evolution, this book presents in clear and engaging terms the scientific principles and concepts relevant to gymnastics, the biomechanics and physiology involved, and the elements of sports medicine uniquely associated with gymnasts.

Features and Benefits

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  • Subsequent chapters cover the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries.
  • The full-color text is augmented by fact boxes, sidebars, photos, and detailed diagrams, charts and graphs.
  • In addition, a subject-specific glossary, bibliography and index provide further tools for researching the sports and concepts discussed throughout the volume.