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Learn your back springs from your bridges in this first gymnastics book for young fans and future Olympians.
Meet the stars of the gymnastic world in this sports book, from Simone Biles to Max Whitlock, and find out how they train and perfect routines to take to the floor and wow the judging panel.
With tons of photos and step-by-step illustrations, this book breaks down some of the complicated moves used in gymnastics routines, covering both simple and high-level gymnastics. Parallel bars, the pommel horse, and other key pieces of equipment are profiled alongside how they're used. The differences between rhythmic, acrobatic, and artistic gymnastics are explained with the help of exciting photos of expert gymnasts. Introducing world-champion individuals and international teams, this guide is great for kids that are obsessed with gymnastics.
Designed specifically for young people, this manual contains a wide range of progressive practice drills to help them develop their fitness. Fun, educational and challenging, all drills are illustrated and cover the essential skills, including: agility speed peripheral vision body awareness strength and general fitness As well as easy-to-follow instructions, each drill contains information on the equipment needed, the space required, how to construct a safe and effective training session and how to organise the athletes.
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This title looks at Mo Farah - from his beginnings in Africa as a schoolboy champion, to an Olympic hero on Super Saturday at London 2012.
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the jumping story of Greg Rutherford and his incredible rise to become Olympic long jump gold medalist and IAAF top-ranking Diamond League athlete. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important gymnastics skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about gymnastics stars of the past and present.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up. The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she'd run. And she did run--all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad. This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Diaz.
Introduces readers to the sport of gymnastics. Simple text and colorful spreads make this book a perfect starting point for early readers.
If you're mad about gymnastics, this book will help you make the most of your favourite sport. Find out how to perfect your vaults and landings, as well as expand in to different areas such as acrobatics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining!
Be inspired to keep fit with Get Active: Gymnastics! Learn an array of different gymnastic disciplines with Get Active!: Gymnastics. From floor work to vaulting, the beam to the trampoline, this book has useful photos, step-by-step guides and technical tips to help you perfect a whole host of skills. This book is part of the Get Active series. When your favourite thing to do is be physically active, it's easy to have fun and be fit. Readers will dive into swimming, bend over backwards for gymnastics, find peace with yoga and more, through fun, informational content about many popular activities. Step-by-step instructions will help readers learn all the right moves, and even teach them how to pursue a career in their hobby! Colourful photographs will draw future ice-skaters, dancers, and martial artists into the fascinating world of their sport - and encourage them to keep practising. This series inspires a healthy lifestyle through fun, varied types of exercise, and is a perfect tool for children aged 9+. The titles in this series are: Dance Gymnastics Ice Skating Martial Arts Swimming Yoga
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