Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:36:11 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator What is Fat? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Having adequate body fat is also essential for health and performance. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:57:00 +0000 Postconcussion Syndrome <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> A concussion is a traumatically induced disturbance in brain function that may or may not involve the loss of consciousness (Reddy 2011). Injury to the brain is mainly considered a neurometabolic dysfunction, which occurs as a result of imparted linear and rotational forces to the brain within the cranial vault (Herring et al. 2011). </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:46:00 +0000 The racial spin in tennis <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> In her book So Much to Live For, Althea Gibson, the African American athlete credited with breaking the color barrier at two of the most prestigious tennis events in the world, Wimbledon and the United States National Tournament (later to be called the U.S. Open), wrote, "Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don’t really consider the amount of work required to stay tops." </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:40:00 +0000 Case Study 2: Vibration and Muscle Strength and Power <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Charity is a university strength and conditioning coach. Recently, a professor in the school’s exercise physiology program acquired several vibration plates for a planned research study. The vibration plates are housed in the athletic training facility and are available to the athletes. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:40:00 +0000 Mobile Apps Available from Human Kinetics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Whatever your sport or activity, Human Kinetics offers a wide variety of apps to help you achieve your goals while on the go. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:29:00 +0000 Travel Planning <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Traveling for triathlons can be fun and exciting. It’s a great way to see other cities and connect with the wider triathlon community while experiencing the many amazing venues and courses our sport calls home. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:17:00 +0000 Why Recovery is Such an Essential Element of High-Intensity Interval Training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" 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> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:43:00 +0000 Rotational Throws <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Rotational throws are the best technique for developing power in the core and hip muscles. These exercises are particularly good for hockey, golf, tennis, baseball, and any other sport that requires explosive rotary action. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:27:00 +0000 Enhanced E-books with Video Available from Human Kinetics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" 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, 23 Oct 2016 09:19:00 +0000 Reduce the probability and severity of accidents <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Risk is an essential element in the conduct of any guided or adventure program. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:08:00 +0000 Introductory and Beginning Divers <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Level 1 is the entry level for the sport of diving. It is perhaps the most important level because the primary coaching objectives are to hook young kids on the great sport of diving and begin laying a rock-solid foundation for success. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:57:00 +0000 Learn 3 of the 5 activity categories that comprise the inclusion spectrum <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Open activities are those that require little or no modifications to include all students, modified activities are those that include everyone, and separate activities are purposely planned for individuals or groups. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:02:00 +0000 Types of Layups and Related Drills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> The layup is one of the highest-percentage shots in basketball; it is second only to the dunk. Proper finishing fundamentals are important in this low skill, high-accuracy inside shot. Let’s review several of the most common layups. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:50:00 +0000 Four yoga poses for strengthening and stretching knees <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Runners love to run, and to have longevity in the sport, they would be wise to develop a smart plan to mitigate the risk of injury. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:18:00 +0000 Six Reasons Why Athletes Should Do Yoga <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Yoga can bring a special edge to the performance of everyone from amateurs striving to improve their lives to professionals competing against elite athletes. Ryanne Cunningham, who operates Flow Yoga Studio in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has instructed former Packers players B.J. Raji, Andy Mulumba, Tramon Williams, Mike Neal, and Jarrett Bush, as well as current Packer Randall Cobb and athletes from many other sports. She pinpoints six benefits of yoga for athletic performance. </div> </div> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:24:00 +0000