Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:43:57 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Improve hitting precision <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Place hitting is more about accuracy than power. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:26:00 +0000 Dumbbell Complexes <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Many of the following dumbbell complexes emphasize unilateral exercises, which, as discussed previously, automatically activate the core musculature in order to maintain your posture and body position to control the offset load. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:24:00 +0000 The Three C&rsquo;s of Metabolic Strength Training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> The basis of this book is metabolic strength training, which means using innovative strength training concepts to accelerate metabolism in order to help you lose body fat while building and keeping muscle. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Develop the accuracy and consistency for pitching success with enhanced edition of The Complete Guide to Pitching <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Chicago Cubs minor league pitching coordinator Derek Johnson presents the ultimate pitching resource, now available through the Apple iBookstore and the Amazon Kindle store </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:36:00 +0000 See the 2013 Boston Marathon from the unique vantage point of its runners <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Best-selling author Hal Higdon offers a captivating account of the 2013 Boston Marathon from the unique vantage point of those running the race. Collected through social media messages and e-mails sent to the author, the stories of 75 runners are woven into a smooth-flowing narrative that captures both the triumph of marathon running and the tragedy of the bombing. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:05:00 +0000 Arm strengthening exercises and routines <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Through the years, countless exercises, programs, and workouts have been developed for pitchers. Most of these training tools are designed to strengthen the pitching arm, improve durability, and decrease injury. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:03:00 +0000 The #1 nutrition book is now better than ever! <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Boost your energy, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance with the best-selling sports nutrition guide! The fifth edition includes the latest research on hydration, vitamins, supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, and balancing carbohydrate and protein intake for exercise and competition. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:56:00 +0000 Discover the three major lessons of successful program implementation <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Program leaders identified three major lessons that will assist with future implementation of similar programming: (1) use technology to automate administrative components of the program; (2) cultivate community partnerships and leverage existing partnerships to enhance program success; and (3) introduce gradually and progress mindfully. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:03:00 +0000 Corkscrew and Hip Circle Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> This exercise builds on the principles of the Mat Work: Supine Spine Twist but incorporates a longer lever (the legs), intensifying the hip flexor work and the abdominal work, particularly that of the oblique abdominals. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:33:00 +0000 Mimicking a T-Form Shot <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> The best way to learn the basic T-form shot is to first mimic it without actually shooting an arrow. Mimicking gives you the chance to make the motions of shooting habitual and to get used to the equipment gradually. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:29:00 +0000 Training advice from the world&rsquo;s best running coach <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" 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, 13 Apr 2014 05:21:00 +0000 Kinetic Connections with bestselling author Hal Higdon <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Bestselling author Hal Higdon’s acclaimed book, "4:09:43 – Boston 2013 Through the Eyes of the Runners," focuses on 75 runners and their individual stories. It may be the first book ever written about a major sporting event that was researched almost entirely through social media. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:25:00 +0000 Sample Core Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Lie faceup on the floor with your legs bent. Place the arms and hands across the chest. Your upper back should be slightly off the ground to maintain constant tension on the target muscles. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:40:00 +0000 Locating pitches in baseball <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Crucial to the art of shutting down hitters is the ability to locate pitches in the zone. At the advanced level of baseball, control is more than just throwing strikes. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Externally rotate the hip without extraneous movement using the clam <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Purpose: To increase awareness of pelvic pyramid stability while strengthening the gluteus medius by externally rotating the hip without extraneous movement. </div> </div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:38:00 +0000