Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Sun, 22 Apr 2018 03:09:39 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Dumbbell front shoulder raise <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Setup: Stand tall, with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides (see figure a). </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:13:00 +0000 Questions to ask yourself before the lift <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Evaluating your lifting program gives you the chance to see if you could be doing things more effectively. </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:03:00 +0000 Nutrition for fat loss: made simple <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> We can&rsquo;t talk about fat loss without talking about eating behaviors (a.k.a. diet). You won&rsquo;t find a more common question than, How should I eat for fat loss? </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:57:00 +0000 Managerial skills in sport settings <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Managers at all levels possess certain skills that aid in the performance of their day-to-day tasks. As noted by Katz (1974), the skill sets of effective administrators can be broken down into three categories: conceptual skills, human relations skills, and technical skills. </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:50:00 +0000 Critical thinking in sport sociology <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The following is a guest column by a male student that was published in a university newspaper. The authors of this chapter do not necessarily agree with its position; this article is meant to stimulate alternative perspective taking and critical thinking. </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:38:00 +0000 Contemporary Sport Management (CSM) Sport Industry Sectors Model <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The sport industry includes three organizational sectors: public, nonprofit, and commercial. These are important categories for the different types of organizations involved in sport and are central to the creation and production of sport products, services, programs, and facilities. </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:28:00 +0000 Link training periods with a transition phase <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> After long periods of training, hard work, and stressful competitions in which both physiological and psychological fatigue can accumulate, a transition period should be used to link annual training plans or preparation for another major competition, as in the case of the bi-cycle, tri-cycle, and multicycle annual training plan. </div> </div> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:29:00 +0000 Consider the individual athlete&rsquo;s needs when developing a training plan <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Individualization is one of the main requirements of contemporary training. Individualization requires that the coach consider the athlete’s abilities, potential, and learning characteristics and the demands of the athlete’s sport, regardless of the performance level. </div> </div> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:22:00 +0000 Understand the objectives of training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Training is a process by which an athlete is prepared for the highest level of performance possible. </div> </div> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:17:00 +0000 Principles of Attack <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> The principles of attack will help a team in possession of the ball react to any situation during soccer. These principles apply regardless of the system of play and formation played by the team, and they will always apply, no matter how the game evolves. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:23:00 +0000 Guidelines for Total-Body Conditioning <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> No approach to training is perfect, and this caution is certainly true when using maximum interval training as your workout program. This section gives you some things to keep in mind when putting together your program. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Apr 2018 05:54:00 +0000 Dynamic rotational resistance: step back internal shoulder rotation <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Attach a band to an immovable object in front of you, somewhere between the floor and waist height. Stand upright with good posture, holding the tense band in your right hand out in front of you. </div> </div> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:44:00 +0000 Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> The movements that make the golf swing unique also make it challenging. The swing begins with the golfer at a standstill, feet and pelvis perpendicular to the target. </div> </div> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:42:00 +0000 Balance and proprioception training for efficient energy transfer <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Every great ball striker has the ability to control each body segment but must also consider the ground from which he or she is hitting. This last component is perhaps the least appreciated aspect of balance and proprioception. </div> </div> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:38:00 +0000 Yin yoga: ankle stretch <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> This pose targets the ankles and tops of the feet. </div> </div> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:31:00 +0000