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The Gymnastics Book
Author: Elfi Schlegel

ISBN: 9781770851337
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1 November 2012
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3 x 1.0
This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs of gymnasts balancing, tumbling and jumping, The Gymnastics Book features skilled guidance from a medal-winning, record-breaking gymnast 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
Entering competitive gymnastics
Managing victories and losses
The importance of family and friends
Nutrition and apparel
Financial aspects
A typical day of training for competition.

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 life as a competitive gymnast. New gymnasts featured include:

Shallon Olsen: At just 11 years old she ranked first overall in her age category. She now has the 2016 Olympics games in her sights.

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