Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:42:48 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Understanding food labels <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> You have already learned the importance of exercise, and this step will help you understand the importance of your nutrition needs and how to meet those needs. A nutrient is a substance the body needs in order to work properly. </div> </div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:08:00 +0000 Strengthen the triceps <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> The triceps muscle is located at the back of the arm and is used not only to straighten the arm but also to keep the elbow from moving when performing fine movements of the forearm, such as writing. The triceps muscle is also involved in pushing actions, as in opening doors. </div> </div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:58:00 +0000 Proper push-up form <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Some of the most popular exercises can be performed with or without equipment. Upper-body exercises include the push-up or bench press, dumbbell row or pull-up, overhead press, biceps curl, and dip. Lower-body exercises include the squat, lunge, and calf raise. </div> </div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:49:00 +0000 Components of a weight training program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Although you may have a specific weight training goal, there are several components for all weight training programs. First and most important, beginning and intermediate exercisers should start with a 5- to 10-minute aerobic warm-up, such as walking on a treadmill or jumping rope. </div> </div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:45:00 +0000 Five areas of physical fitness <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Each of the five areas of physical fitness plays an important role in being fit, and one is not more important than another. Think about the components of a car: What&rsquo;s the use in having a nice-looking exterior if the motor is shot or the tires are flat? </div> </div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:35:00 +0000 Website takes a deeper look at "Pacing" <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> <p><em><strong>Pacing</strong></em> author <strong>Kevin Thompson</strong> looks at more of the topics covered in his book through the "Pacing in Sport" website, found at <a href=""></a>. Check out blog posts related to pacing, along with articles and reviews.</p> </div> </div> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:14:00 +0000 The performance rating system (or PRS) provides the most comprehensive and factual analysis in basketball <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Objective evaluation of individual and team performance can be a challenge for both players and coaches. Each of us is predisposed to favor certain styles and facets of play. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:12:00 +0000 How do you select the exercises that will work best for you? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> In this book, we have carefully selected the most effective exercises for the arms. However, they might not all work well for you. Indeed, morphologies differ from person to person. There are tall people and short people as well as arms and forearms of various sizes. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:08:00 +0000 Pepper passing drill <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Divide players into two groups at opposite ends of the course. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:36:00 +0000 Coach = Role Model <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> The coach, by the very nature of the position, is a role model for athletes and a representative of an entire profession and sport. The coach’s dress, behavior, and relationship with others should be professional. Because of the position of authority and responsibility, the coach’s personal life should also be held to high standards. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:12:00 +0000 Plyometric Drills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Stability Ball Impact Lockouts | Purpose: To strengthen the core and improve the body’s ability to absorb impact. Procedure: Assume a hand-on-ball push-up position, keeping the core (abdominal muscles, lower back, and hips) tight (see figure a). </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Skiing technical expert provides insights through photos <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Ron LeMaster releases Ultimate Skiing </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:59:00 +0000 TRX Knee Tuck and Band Rising Knee <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Get on the floor in a push-up position with your feet placed in the stirrups of a TRX. Adjust the TRX handles so that they are just above the floor. Tuck your knees in toward your chest. Hold the tucked position for a second, and then return to the starting position by extending your legs back. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:24:00 +0000 Maximizing Muscle Strength <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Training to maximize strength tends to be a much simpler pursuit than training to maximize muscle mass. The basic workout samples provided with the training splits discussed in chapter 8 are from tried-and-true training programs that work exceptionally well when the resistance used and reps performed are cycled. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Modify exercise intensity to train different energy systems <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Understanding the energy systems becomes crucial because of the need to train in a specific manner to improve in a certain event. First, recognize that all the energy systems are working together all the time. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:21:00 +0000