Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:57:59 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Assessments Help Develop Superior Athletic Performance <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and feet facing forward. Initially, place hands to the sides of the head with elbows pointing laterally. Then progress to arms overhead with elbows extended. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:22:00 +0000 Understanding and recommending exercise for clients with joint replacements <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Joint replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) involves replacement of part (e.g., articular cartilage) or all of a damaged or arthritic joint with a metal, plastic, or ceramic prosthesis in order to return the joint to normal pain-free movement. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:52:00 +0000 Getting specific: foam rolling and the foot <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Foam rolling the foot can provide significant relief to tired and achy feet. In addition, foam rolling may also help the entire body move better. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:39:00 +0000 Keeping the head out of tackling <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The importance of keeping your head out of tackling has been proven. AYF’s standard of shoulder tackling accomplishes a "Head Out" policy. If you want to have a good defensive team, you must teach your defensive players how to tackle. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:32:00 +0000 Use specialized wrestling workouts to train for tough matches <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The typical wrestling workout session involves spending about 50 percent of the time in the neutral position perfecting takedown skills. This is a smart workout approach because of the great importance takedown superiority has for winning matches. Next, both bottom and top mat wrestling would be equally divided for the purpose of polishing escape or reversal and ride or pinning combination skills. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:13:00 +0000 Understand strength and conditioning technology <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. If you can’t manage it, you can’t accomplish it. This is a motto BFS has employed right from the start, because we know that a key method of ensuring continual results is to have a goal every time you train. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:12:00 +0000 Understanding food labels <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" 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> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:08:00 +0000 A proper stance increases your shooting percentage <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> When shooting, you build the shot from the ground up, just like building a house. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:50:00 +0000 Antecedents to Flow <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> As stated earlier, the nine dimensions of flow do not haphazardly or randomly present themselves. In almost all instances, the three antecedents must be in place in order for the process outcomes to follow. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:40:00 +0000 Hockey players demand top conditioning <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Hockey players want to be just as fast and as powerful late in a game as they were at the beginning of the game, so devising a proper conditioning protocol is a critical area for a strength and conditioning coach. Although the coach’s job is to help hockey players become stronger and faster, conditioning is also part of the job description. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:03:00 +0000 Using the tall stance and the low stance in play <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> The tall stance (figure 2.3) is used when the play does not pose an immediate threat. The goaltender stays in a more upright position than in the regular stance. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:41:00 +0000 Posterior hip exercise technique <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> This technique uses a larger and slightly softer foam roller to cover more surface area and penetrate fewer layers of tissue. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:41:00 +0000 Go by your gut with preexercise foods <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Preexercise foods that settle comfortably can enhance stamina, endurance, strength, and enjoyment. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:39:00 +0000 Visit Human Kinetics at the 2017 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Visit Human Kinetics at booth #17 at the 2017 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Personal Trainers Conference on October 27-29, 2017, in Anaheim, California. </div> </div> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:07:00 +0000 Ethical Standards <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Indeed, ethical standards have limitations. Ethical guidelines may conflict within certain cultures, requiring you to adapt them in such instances. </div> </div> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:31:00 +0000