Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 22:39:01 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator How to Accelerate Recovery <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Our ability to tire out our muscles, joints, nervous system, and endocrine system is limitless. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:07:00 +0000 Three moves to "get open" <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> When making the move to get open, whether it is across the key, down the lane, or when the ball is coming to the strong side, the "catch and score" play is ideal. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:52:00 +0000 Learn how ink cartridge recycling can help you raise money <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Millions of ink cartridges are thrown away every day, and several cups of oil are required to produce new ink cartridges from scratch. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:07:00 +0000 Plyometric Drills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Stability Ball Impact Lockouts | Purpose: To strengthen the core and improve the body’s ability to absorb impact. Procedure: Assume a hand-on-ball push-up position, keeping the core (abdominal muscles, lower back, and hips) tight (see figure a). </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Assessing Your Athlete <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> One problem that many trainers and coaches confront is how to effectively and efficiently evaluate human movement. To authentically evaluate movement, we must understand one main principle of training: The "test is the exercise and the exercise is the test" (Gray 2004). </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:27:00 +0000 TRX Knee Tuck and Band Rising Knee <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Get on the floor in a push-up position with your feet placed in the stirrups of a TRX. Adjust the TRX handles so that they are just above the floor. Tuck your knees in toward your chest. Hold the tucked position for a second, and then return to the starting position by extending your legs back. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:24:00 +0000 Cable Push-Down <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> The push-down belongs in the isolating exercise category because only the elbow joint is mobilized. As a result, the push-down does not recruit many muscles except the triceps and the forearm flexors. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:04:00 +0000 Training Goals <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Some want to improve their general health, some want to build larger muscles, some want to shed fat, some seek to get stronger, some hope to improve their functional strength and athleticism, and some strive to eliminate joint dysfunction and prevent injury. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:37:00 +0000 Exercise testing and training guidelines for clients with multiple sclerosis <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Complex skill-oriented exercises should be avoided in most persons with MS, partly because of the loss of proprioception, or ability to perceive muscle and joint position in space. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Leaders help create sport organizational culture that values diversity <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Fink and Pastore (1999) introduced a framework for diversity management in sport based on an integration of research studies from business management published in the 1990s. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:02:00 +0000 The Ranger, El Diablo, and Redemption <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> You’ve learned the movement patterns, built up strength, worked on conditioning, and improved lagging body parts. Now it’s time to put it all together and see what you can do with all the work you’ve put in. These 40 workouts combine aspects from all the training you’ve done up to this point for the ultimate expression of performance. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:52:00 +0000 Adapting Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> There is no need to reinvent the wheel. I’ve seen people create variations of Pilates exercises simply to be different or to avoid boredom. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:26:00 +0000 Take your training to new heights with enhanced edition of best-selling guide <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> "Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness: Enhanced Edition" is the complete workout guide you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition. This total training package offers 49 video clips of the most effective drills and exercises for developing movement skills, letting you see how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills in the book. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:29:00 +0000 Compression garments may be beneficial to recovery process <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> While performance outcomes are often the central focus for any athlete or sport scientist, compression garments may have greater advantages to improve recovery following an exercise bout (Duffield, Cannon, and King 2010). </div> </div> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:19:00 +0000 Running injuries, treatment and prevention <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Given the physical demands of distance running, a fine line separates peak performance and injury risk. Over a long career, despite following a sound training program, few runners will completely avoid getting hurt, so it&rsquo;s important for coaches, parents, and runners to know the causes, symptoms, and approaches to treating and rehabilitating running injuries. </div> </div> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:50:00 +0000