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A modern day ugly duckling, Natali finds herself frustrated with gymnastics until she discovers rhythmic gymnastics. Once she finds a sport that works with her strengths, she thrives and accomplishes more than she ever had imagined. Her determination and training allow her to overcome her fears and finally succeed, changing her life forever. This book is based on a true story about my daughter who began rhythmic gymnastics at age eight and went on to win a junior olympic title at age twelve.
Follow your dreams, work hard and stay positive to make the impossible possible! In Twinning It!, globally popular acrobatic duo and Youtube sensations Sam and Teagan Rybka share their life story to date, as well as lots of tips and advice for balancing family and friends with fitness goals, fashion, beauty and fun. Learn to navigate social media, feel confident in the skin you're in and realise that the highs and lows are all just part of growing up. Teaching dance by day and making Youtube videos by night for their 5 million-plus followers, the Rybka twins share their formula for success in dance, acro and life, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at their appearances on Australia's Got Talent and Dance Moms, and never-before-seen photos of acrobatic poses taken on stunning beaches, bringing their Aussie way of life and sunny attitude to the world.
A young person's biography of the Olympic champion and fastest human in the world 9.58 seconds was all it took for Usain Bolt to blaze his way into the history books, with a 100 meters world record that shocked the world. But when Usain was little, he preferred cricket to running. No one knew that the tall, skinny boy from a small town in Jamaica would go on to become "The Lightning Bolt"--the fastest man ever.
Whether you are a weight lifter, gymnast, kayaker or javelin thrower, strength and power are crucial to you performance and technique. This book provides the science, training advice and exercises to help you improve at your sport. * Understand the difference between strength and power and how important they each are for your performance. * Test your core stability, the most important form of strength for all sportspeople, and improve it by following step-by-step excercises. * Learn how to apply biomechanics to your training in order to use your strength and power most effectively. * Read about powerful sportspeople, such as Chris Hoy, Matthias Steiner and Stepanka Hilgertova. Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.
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