The Gymnastics Book

The Gymnastics Book

The Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics

Book - 2001
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This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs of gymnasts swinging, balancing, tumbling and jumping, The Gymnastics Book features skilled guidance from a medal-winning athlete who is now a noted instructor. The topics covered in detail include finding a good gymnastics club, qualities to look for in a coach, warm-up and cool-down exercises, moving into competitive gymnastics, managing victories and losses, the importance of family and friends, nutrition and apparel, financial aspects, and a typical day in the life of a competitive gymnast.

The book is also filled with anecdotes and advice from Olympic stars, taking beginners behind the scenes and offering a no-holds-barred account of the life of a competitive gymnast.

Publisher: Buffalo : Firefly Books 2001
ISBN: 9781552094167
1552094162
Branch Call Number: J/796/.44/Sch 359403 1
Characteristics: 124 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Dunn, Claire Ross

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