Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:31:26 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Pass Protection Drills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Players can work on pass protection drills during the off-season and the summer. Successful pass protection is a combination of balance and body control. </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:08:00 +0000 Kinetic Connections interview with "Waterlogged" author Dr. Tim Noakes <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> <p>Has the sports drink industry convinced people to drink even when they&rsquo;re not thirsty? Over the past three decades a potentially fatal condition caused by overdrinking during extended exercise has struck endurance athletes worldwide. One of world&rsquo;s leading experts on athlete hydration thinks a lot of that has to do with the sports drink industry&rsquo;s modern marketing tactics. He&rsquo;ll talk about those tactics and what you can do to keep from getting &ldquo;Waterlogged,&rdquo </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:24:00 +0000 Learn the advantages of nutrient timing <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> There are several benefits of nutrient timing. These involve maximizing your body’s response to exercise and use of nutrients. </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:37:00 +0000 Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner&rsquo;s health <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> One of the reasons it’s important to keep a running diary is that running is a lifetime endeavor, like health and fitness. A season from now, a year from now, even a decade from now, runners can look back at how far they’ve progressed. Keeping a diary of their workouts allows them to capture two of the most beautiful elements of running—its measurability and its comparability. </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:34:00 +0000 Are genes magic bullets for running success? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Renowned journalist reveals the hard science behind running performance </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:34:00 +0000 Seven primary influencers of running economy <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> As with many aspects of running performance, genetic differences play a major role in the variation of running economy between runners. In his new book, two-time San Francisco Marathon winner Pete Pfitzinger details the seven primary influencers of running economy—and how running economy can be significantly improved through training. </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:23:00 +0000 Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> It is understood that when you do strength training, the strength you gain in the gym will translate into improved performance in the ring. </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:55:00 +0000 One of the world&rsquo;s fastest-growing sports has its first official book <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> By the end of 2013, pickleball was being played in all 50 states. Recognizing that it is among the fastest-growing sports in the world, the USAPA is releasing its first book covering pickleball’s essential techniques. "Pickleball Fundamentals" includes more than 40 drills and game-like activities that will speed the learning process while improving performance. </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:41:00 +0000 Develop the accuracy and consistency for pitching success with enhanced edition of The Complete Guide to Pitching <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" 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, 26 Jul 2015 08:36:00 +0000 The Six Major Benefits of Maximum Interval Training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Interval training has been used by athletes for over a century, but only recently has it become a mainstream concept for developing overall fitness among athletes, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts. While there are a number of different forms of interval training, the purpose of each is the same—to get the benefits of aerobic training, anaerobic training, and even strength training in a short, intense period of time. </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:06:00 +0000 Five Key Variables for a Comprehensive Training Program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Several key training variables must be addressed, manipulated, and successfully integrated to create an effective, comprehensive training program. The interplay of these variables can have a profound impact on the results you get. </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 05:48:00 +0000 Become a game changer with enhanced edition of Complete Wide Receiver <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Oklahoma’s Jay Norvell covers it all in unique guide now available through Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle store </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:51:00 +0000 What is Fat? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Having adequate body fat is also essential for health and performance. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:57:00 +0000 Mobile Apps Available from Human Kinetics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Whatever your sport or activity, Human Kinetics offers a wide variety of apps to help you achieve your goals while on the go. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:29:00 +0000 Sergeant Alvin C. York State Park <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Despite the fact that Alvin C. York is one of the most celebrated soldiers in American history, he actually set out to be a conscientious objector. In 1914, he joined the pacifist Church of Christ in Christian Union but was denied formal conscientious objector status when he was drafted for service in World War I in 1917. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:01:00 +0000