Gymnastics Books & Media

Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams

Twenty-year-old American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national- and world-champion athlete. Already a popular role model to all ages, in 2009 she captured the national spotlight again when she won the widely popular Dancing with the Stars. Yet Shawn is no stranger to hard work and adversity. Her loss of the major gymnastics prize everyone expected her to win in Beijing, the all-around Olympic gold medal, was the loss of a dream she’d worked for since childhood. And later, she suffered a potentially career-ending injury in a skiing accident that forced her life to a halt and made her rethink what was really important. She wasn’t sure who she was anymore. She wasn’t sure what her goals were. And she wasn’t sure she was satisfied with where she was with her faith and God. Could she find the right kind of success in life—the kind that doesn’t involve medals or trophies, but peace, love, and lasting joy? This is the amazing true journey of how the young woman who won an Olympic gold medal on the balance beam became even more balanced.


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Shawn Johnson Olympic Champion: The Story Behind the Smile

Shawn Johnson, 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal-winning gymnast, shares personal stories of her childhood, relationships with family and friends, training, the road to the Olympics, and how it feels to be in the international spotlight and a role model for children. Packed with exclusive photos from Shawn’s personal albums as well as competition photos that highlight Shawn’s gymnastic career, the book brings Shawn’s talent and energy to life. Filled with stories and quotes from Shawn, her parents, and other people who are close to her, Shawn
Johnson: Olympic Champion: Stories Behind the Smile will delight fans, gymnasts, aspiring gymnasts, and parents. This personal look into Shawn’s life is made to inspire readers and showcase why she is recognized beyond her gymnastics accomplishments for her positive attitude, sportsmanship, and winning smile.


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Gabby Douglas-Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith

In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner, as well as acting as a critical member of the US gold-medal-winning women gymnastics team. In this personal autobiography, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar.



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How to Create Champions: The Theory and Methodology of Training Top-Class Gymnasts

This book answers in detail the many unanswered questions relating to high performance. Written by the world’s leading coach and his scientific advisor it explains in detail the essential components for planning and preparation for high level results. It demonstrates clearly the necessity for a team approach -coach, doctor, masseur, scientists (bio mechanist, psychologist, physiologist, dietician), apparatus manufacturers and engineers, to achieve the ultimate prize, an Olympic gold medal. It is one of the most highly valuable works in sports coaching that has been written in the last decade.


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Eating Disorders in Sport

Over the past fifteen years, there has been a great increase in the knowledge of eating disorders in sport and effective means of treatment. In this book, the authors draw on their extensive clinical experience to discuss how to identify, manage, treat, and prevent eating disorders in sport participants. They begin by examining the clinical conditions related to eating problems, including descriptions of specific disorders and a review of the relevant literature. Special attention is given to the specific gender and sport-related factors that can negatively influence the eating habits of athletes.

The second half of the book discusses identification of participants with disordered eating by reviewing symptoms and how they manifest in sport; management issues for sport personnel, coaches, athletic trainers, and healthcare professionals; treatment; and medical considerations, such as the use of psychotropic medications. A list of useful resources is included in an appendix, as well as a glossary of important terms.


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The Science of Gymnastics

The Science of Gymnastics is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the fundamental physiological, biomechanical and psychological principles underpinning this most demanding of sports

Drawing on cutting edge scientific research, and including contributions from leading international sport scientists and experienced coaches, the book represents an important link between theory and performance. With useful summaries, data and review questions included throughout, the book examines every key aspect of gymnastic training and performance, including:

  • energetic, physical and physiological assessment
  • training principles
  • diet, nutrition and supplementation
  • growth and development issues
  • kinetics and kinematics
  • angular and linear motion
  • angular momentum
  • stress, anxiety and coping
  • motivation and goal setting
  • mental skills training for practice and competition
  • the psychology of learning and performance.

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Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Junior Olympic Code of Points First Edition Effective Aug 1, 2005 – July 31, 2013

The official “rule book” for 2009-2013 for the J.O. Optional Levels 7 through 10. Also includes a listing of all skills complete with their J.O. value, plus illustrations of the skills. A “must have” for all J.O. Optional coaches and judges.


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Men’s Gymnastics Coaching Manual

A comprehensive manual encompassing all aspects of gymnastics coaching for boys and men. Topics covered include: teaching methods; anatomy and physiology; psychology biomechanical principles; planning and programming and character development.


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