Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 03:48:39 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" 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> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:40:00 +0000 Gain perspective on nationalism in the context of sport and physical activity <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Do you remember cheering for your favorite team or athlete during the Olympic Games? Do you have relatives or friends from outside your country who took great pride when their home country did well in the Olympics or other international sporting event? </div> </div> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:16:00 +0000 Advocating for ethical and humane sports and physical activity <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Some of the most powerful people in everyday aspects of sport and physical activity are parents in youth program settings, volunteer coaches, and community members who use their social roles to advance preferred forms of sport for participants, teams, and neighborhoods (e.g., national movement for open streets). </div> </div> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:13:00 +0000 People assign arbitrary value to social differences <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Directly related to social stratification is social hierarchy, or, as many scholars have called it, the difference that difference makes. This concept is both simple and complex for social scientists, and it takes on unique complications in sport and physical activity. </div> </div> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:09:00 +0000 Three Ways Obstacle Course Racing Will Make Your Life Better <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Each year obstacle races are becoming more accessible, and you’re likely to find a nearby race that is a good fit for you regardless of your skill and athletic level. As David Magida points out, there are countless reasons to try an obstacle course race (OCR). </div> </div> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:29:00 +0000 Why yoga is for every BODY. Five typically practiced yoga poses with modifications to enhance your practice. <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Why yoga is for every BODY. Five typically practiced yoga poses with modifications to enhance your practice. </div> </div> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:48:00 +0000 The most comprehensive Pilates book is now even more comprehensive <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Covering mat work and apparatus, Pilates is the most respected and comprehensive guide available. Exercises include photo sequences, level of difficulty ratings, recommended resistance ranges, and instructions and reasons for performing the movements. Many exercises include variations for increasing or decreasing the challenge. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:28:00 +0000 Improve Strength, Flexibility, and Balance with 16-Week Program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> In the 16-week program you are progressively introduced to the exercises described in the book. If you are just starting out, there will certainly be a temptation to jump ahead to some of the more difficult exercises, especially if you find some of the beginner-level exercises too easy. But stay on course. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:12:00 +0000 Become a top slowpitch player with enhanced edition of Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Rainer and Julie Martens’ Slowpitch Softball is the ideal enhanced e-book for slowpitch players. With 62 video clips and 105 photos, the duo delivers a complete guide for individual and team success with instruction for players at all levels. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:07:00 +0000 Bike Basics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> The bike is the most gear-intensive discipline in triathlon. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran, choosing a bike and the seemingly endless associated gear can be intimidating. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:52:00 +0000 Fueling Workouts <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> From the oatmeal you eat for breakfast to the baked potato you eat for dinner, carbohydrate is the leading nutrient fuel for your body. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:47:00 +0000 Why strength and flexibility training is essential for triathlon success <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Author gives triathletes an inside look at how muscles respond to training </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:46:00 +0000 Three Questions to Define Functional Training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> To better understand the concept of functional training, ask yourself a few simple questions. 1. How many sports are played sitting down? As far as I can tell, only a few sports, such as rowing, are performed from a seated position. If we accept this premise, we can see that training muscles from a seated position would not be functional for most sports. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:15:00 +0000 Neutral Zone Puck Exchange <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> 1. Player 1 and player 2 skate toward the center circle, staying on their own sides of the center line. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 08:15:00 +0000 Competitive racing &ndash; open water <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Many open water swimmers train individually, but they race in competitions where they’ll be in the water with dozens, if not hundreds, of other athletes. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:27:00 +0000