Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:09:24 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Modification of Exercises to Allow Injured Individuals to Continue Training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Although the harmful effects of disuse on muscle size and strength are well documented, recent evidence shows that such effects begin to occur with as little as five days of disuse. Clearly, it is in the tactical athlete’s interest to continue training to the extent possible after injury. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:57:00 +0000 Amy Hastings&rsquo; Flow Moment <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Some days, the universe seems to throw it all at you. Sweltering temperatures with no shade and no heat acclimatization because it’s mid-February? Check. A repetitive, uninspiring urban course through the middle of a concrete jungle? Ditto. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:44:00 +0000 Long-Term Memory <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> The long-term memory is responsible for permanently accumulating or storing information. In particular, it stores what can be recalled about how to do activities including motor skills, personal past events, and universal or general knowledge. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:21:00 +0000 Traditional Face-to-Face Versus E-Leadership <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> In the technology-rich environment in which we live, our key interpersonal and professional encounters are not likely to be solely face-to-face or virtual. Rather, our relationships exist on a continuum between more or less virtual. Some of us believe that virtual encounters, via Facebook, MySpace, Skype, FaceTime, and the like, enhance our already established relationships. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:32:00 +0000 Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Young athletes face distractions that can keep them from eating properly. From school and homework to training and competition, they don’t always pay attention to how they fuel their bodies or take the time to understand the role nutrition plays in supporting their training and goals. Heather Mangieri, a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says there are six food rules that athletes, coaches, and families should employ to help bring about that understanding. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:40:00 +0000 Human Kinetics and iCoachKids team up to support the development of youth coaches <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> iCoachKids, an initiative to develop free resources and educational opportunities for youth coaches, has added a worldwide leader in coach education as content provider to its website. Human Kinetics has agreed to provide resources to support the Erasmus+ project, led by Leeds Beckett University (LBU) and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). </div> </div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:29:00 +0000 Assessments for Muscular Fitness <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> There is not one test of muscular fitness that is best. Rather, different tests can be used to safely and effectively assess muscular strength or muscular endurance in various age groups. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:55:00 +0000 Advocating for Your Profession <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Now more than ever, physical education is a critically important school subject for reasons related to its contribution to children’s overall physical and psychological well-being and for the contribution it can make to the intellectual growth of children. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:40:00 +0000 Understanding Tournaments and Leagues <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Covers nine types of tournaments or leagues: single elimination, double elimination, multilevel, straight round robin, round robin double split, round robin triple split, round robin quadruple split, semi–round robins, and extended (such as ladder and pyramid tournaments). </div> </div> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:25:00 +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, 12 Mar 2017 11:12:00 +0000 Musculoskeletal System <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> The skeletal and muscular systems work together to produce movement. Collectively, they are referred to as the musculoskeletal system. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:10:00 +0000 Impacts of technology in outdoor recreation and adventure <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Technology plays an increasingly influential and important role in outdoor recreation and adventure. The last 10 years, in particular, have seen a virtual explosion of technological developments in the outdoors, ranging from clothes to equipment such as signaling devices and protective gear. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:12:00 +0000 Principles and Components of Cooling Down <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> The purpose of a cool-down is to gradually return the body to its normal functioning; again the key word here is ‘gradually’. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:12:00 +0000 Strategies for Minimizing Off-Task Behavior <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Appropriate on-task behavior is often described as students behaving positively in a way that is consistent with the goals of the educational setting (Siedentop & Tannehill, 2000). A class of students who are on task most of the lesson contributes to a positive learning environment and is unlikely to present discipline problems. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:37:00 +0000 Tips for Spare Shooting <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in. -Napoleon. Spare shooting is an area in which it’s difficult to distinguish between mental and physical aspects of the game. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:44:00 +0000