Gymnastics Books

  • AWLPO
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    Simone Biles' entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals-fourteen of them gold-and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Along the way, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story-one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams.
  • BTAHD
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    Nile Wilson first shot to fame in 2014, when he became the only British gymnast to win five gold medals at the European Junior Gymnastics Championships. The same year, he won four medals as a senior in the Commonwealth Games and is the current Commonwealth Champion on the horizontal bar. In 2016, he won bronze at the Rio Olympics and is tipped to win gold at the next World Championships and Olympics. He has recently won three gold and two silver medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Nile is also a YouTube sensation, with over 750,000 subscribers to his channel. His videos are not only educational, but also highly entertaining and to date have been viewed over 45 million times! Nile is very passionate about his sport and works tirelessly to encourage more people to get into gymnastics. His book will be a guide for anyone new to the sport and will show just how easy it is to get and stay fit using gymnastics.
  • BLWMT
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    Just 10 minutes of training per day can help you work towards unlocking your body's full potential. Beginning with a basic squat (which we as children do naturally but then as adults struggle to perform), `The Flexible Body : Move better anywhere, anytime in 10 minutes a day' guides you through a series of positions, stretches, rolls and balances that re-train your body to move like it once could. Forget everything you think you know about exercise. International model and fitness expert Roger Frampton has developed a revolutionary new approach to movement, designed to get your body working in the way it was designed to. We are born with perfect spines that can move in millions of ways. But our sedentary western lifestyles rob us of our natural range of motion and leave us with stiff bodies, bad posture and a high incidence of back pain. Inspired by advanced yoga practitioners and Olympic gymnasts, and in consultation with leading figures from both fields, Roger has developed a simple but highly effective set of exercises known as the Frampton Method, designed to de-restrict your body and help you reach optimum strength and flexibility with no need for any kind of equipment, weights or gym membership. Split into method and movement sections, the movement sections covers a range of positions from hip actions to headstands, and then explain how to take each movement to the next level as you become more advanced. With a thorough explanation of the philosophy and science behind the method, plus hacks for incorporating it into your day-to-day life, this book will inspire you to put down the weights, forget HIIT, reclaim your body and achieve a level of fitness you've only ever dreamed of.
  • BMJHB
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    Simone Biles' entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals - fourteen of them gold - and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Along the way, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story - one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams. This official autobiography includes an embossed cover and 8-page, four-color photographic insert.
  • AVOKD
    • £19.89
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    Coaching Youth Gymnastics is an invaluable resource for both new coaches and also for more experienced teachers. those who train coaches will also find much of value in the book. The various disciplines of gymnastics are explained, together with how they fit into the framework of international gymnastic competition, and the author discusses various coaching styles and how they might best be applied in different circumstances. Topics covered in this new book include the role of the coach; sports psychology; floor exercise skills; coaching use of apparatus and preparing for competition.
  • BESLU
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    "Crowood Sports Guides" provide sound, practical advice that will make you a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport.
  • BFEON
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    In Letters to a Young Gymnast , Nadia Comaneci tells how she found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age. Now a woman of tremendous poise and self-assurance, she offers unique insights into the mind of a top competitor. From how to live after you've realized your dream to the necessity of a spirit forged with mettle," Comaneci's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice are eye-opening.
  • BDHQK
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    Acrobatics are exciting for children and teenagers. It is both challenging and fascinating to put your balance to the test and build human figures. Very important for this are team spirit and a willingness to cooperate. Many spectacular human pyramids and partner balance figures are easy to learn and great progress can be made in a short time. This book illustrates the basics of partner acrobatics with children and teenagers in a clear and informative way. The topics include not only how to begin and how to organize a practice session, but also different ways to arrange performances. In addition to many preparatory exercises, a practical section presents simple acrobatic figures that have proved to be of value in practice. The variety of techniques, from pyramids to figures of imagination, from dynamic elements to elegant partner figures, is described in detail in individual chapters.