Gymnastics
Physical Training Simplified
Physical Training Simplified
Hardcover      ISBN: 0712356835
This handbook of physical fitness from the Edwardian age is both refreshingly practical and amusingly eccentric. Devoted to the sedentary workforce, dynamic good health is the aim—not giant muscles—and much care and attention is given to the crucial abilities of relaxation, flexibility and good breathing, as well as specific instructions for the strengthening of the arms, legs, hips and shoulders. Covering such topics as "How to Stand" and "How to Walk," the author also addresses "Sleeping at Will" through the process of "Self-Magnetizing," before explaining more advanced exercises such as "Dorsal Breathing" and ‘"The Liver Squeezer." If rugged health and fitness is your aim, then this book will unlock your natural vim and vigor.
Shannon Miller: My Child, My Hero
Shannon Miller
My Child, My Hero
Hardcover      ISBN: 0806131101
Describes the hardships and challenges Shannon Miller overcame to become an Olympic gold medalist
Sport Psychology Library: Gymnastics
Sport Psychology Library: Gymnastics
Paperback      ISBN: 1885693176
This user-friendly manual focuses on the physical and the mental skills needed to handle challenging tennis situations with a cool head and a winning strategy. Specifically, the book addresses such crucial mental skills as building confidence, managing anxiety, improving concentration, working with your partner(s), and more. Each chapter includes drills visualizations and exercises that will help the reader enhance game performance and enjoyment. Anyone who loves the unique mental intensity of tennis will enjoy this book.
Teaching Children's Gymnastics: Spotting and Securing
Teaching Children's Gymnastics
Spotting and Securing
Paperback      ISBN: 1841262765
Spotting and securing are the two essential safety constituents when it comes to teaching and training gymnastics. This is the first book that explains why assisting is valuable, how spotting can be developed methodically and what children spotting is suppose to look like.
Winning Balance: What I've Learned So Far About Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams
Winning Balance
What I've Learned So Far About Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams
Paperback      ISBN: 1414380925
At age 20, American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national- and world-champion athlete. Already a popular role model to all ages, in 2009 she captured the national spotlight again when she won the widely popular Dancing with the Stars. Yet Shawn is no stranger to hard work and adversity. Her loss of the major gymnastics prize everyone expected her to win in Beijing, the all-around Olympic gold medal, was the loss of a dream she’d worked for since childhood. And later, she suffered a staggering injury in a skiing accident that forced her life to a halt and made her rethink what was really important. She wasn’t sure who she was anymore. She wasn’t sure what her goals were. And she wasn’t sure she was satisfied with where she was with her faith and God. Could she find the right kind of success in life—the kind that doesn’t involve medals or trophies, but peace, love, and lasting joy? This is the amazing true journey of how the young woman who won an Olympic gold medal on the balance beam became even more balanced.
Winning Balance: What I've Learned So Far About Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams
Winning Balance
What I've Learned So Far About Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams
Hardcover      ISBN: 1414372108
American gymnast Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national--and world--champion athlete and a winner on the popular "Dancing with the Stars." This is the amazing true journey of how this young Olympian has found balance in her life.