Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:52:21 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Why Recovery is Such an Essential Element of High-Intensity Interval Training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is among the top fitness trends reported by the American College of Sports Medicine over the past two years. And thanks to the increasing popularity of programs like P90X and CrossFit, HIIT will likely remain at the top of that list for years to come. That’s why recognizing the importance of recovery is crucial for people taking up a HIIT program. </div> </div> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:43:00 +0000 After the Run <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Because of the repetitive motion of the legs, running creates tightness in the hip flexors, hamstrings, and quads, often leading to low-back pain. </div> </div> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:16:00 +0000 Pose: Triangle and Extended Triangle <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Triangle pose and extended triangle pose represent a strong mental and physical foundation formed by the two bottom points of the triangle. </div> </div> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:08:00 +0000 Three Mountains of YogaFit <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> YogaFit applies modern exercise science to the ancient mind - body practice of yoga. Although yoga can have a profound impact on the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of students, improper sequencing and pacing creates opportunities for physical discomfort and injury. </div> </div> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:54:00 +0000 YogaFit Essence <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The essence of the YogaFit lifestyle is breathing, feeling, and listening to your body; letting go of expectation, judgment, and competition; and staying in the present moment. </div> </div> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:45:00 +0000 Enhanced E-books with Video Available from Human Kinetics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Whatever your sport or activity, Human Kinetics offers a wide variety of Enhanced E-books to help you achieve your goals. </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09:19:00 +0000 The Body&rsquo;s Fuel Sources <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Our ability to run, bicycle, ski, swim, and row hinges on the capacity of the body to extract energy from ingested food. </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 08:46:00 +0000 Dumbbell Shoulder Press <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Seated on a bench, hold a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder level, palms facing forward. </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 08:44:00 +0000 Your complete guide to the benefits of kettlebells--now with video <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> With full-color anatomical illustrations, interactive muscle identifiers, animated videos, step-by-step instructions, and training advice, "Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy: Enhanced Edition" is the authoritative resource for sculpting your physique without free weights, machines, or expensive equipment. </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 08:02:00 +0000 Training advice from the world&rsquo;s best running coach <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Get in the best shape of your running career with the help of Daniels’ Running Formula, the book that Runner’s World magazine calls the best training book. Premier running coach Jack Daniels provides you with his legendary VDOT formula to guide you through training at exactly the right intensity to run stronger, longer, and faster. </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 05:21:00 +0000 Training myths <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Stabilizers are relatively small muscles that anchor or stabilize the position of bones to give prime movers a firm base from which to pull. </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 05:00:00 +0000 Explosive Movements <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> The kettlebell swing is a good introductory exercise for teaching athletes hip thrusting and the triple extension movement pattern (extend at the ankles, knees, and hips) to assist with the teaching progression of Olympic-type weightlifting exercises. </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:56:00 +0000 Practicing the Power-Play Breakout <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> There are several ways to practice the power-play breakout. As discussed earlier, one of the most important aspects of the breakout is timing. </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:30:00 +0000 Hand positions for different releases <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> The position of the hand determines how the energy of the swing transfers through the ball. If the hand is directly behind the ball, all the swing’s energy goes through the ball. </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:04:00 +0000 The 11 strategies for changing your behavior to reach fitness goals <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Whether it’s taking on the challenge of eating healthier, stopping smoking, or beginning an exercise program, relying on willpower alone will lead to nothing but failure. Setting out on a fitness journey requires strategies for achieving a change in behavior. As American Council on Exercise (ACE) master trainer Nancy L. Naternicola points out in her book, Fitness: Steps to Success, you need to be able to answer questions such as how you will exercise regularly instead of sporadically or how you </div> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 03:59:00 +0000