Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Fri, 29 May 2015 11:54:04 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Basic and Advanced Doubles Strategies <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> While the best players may use the strategies of the doubles game automatically now, they, too, were beginners at one time. Select one or two strategies to work on; when they become automatic to you and your partner, work on two more. </div> </div> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:17:00 +0000 Forehand and Backhand Serves <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Most commonly used is a forehand drive serve. Stand in a forward stride position behind the baseline with your left shoulder pointing toward the target and your weight on your back foot. The ball is in your left hand, and that arm is extended toward the net. </div> </div> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:08:00 +0000 One of the world&rsquo;s fastest-growing sports has its first official book <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" 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> Thu, 28 May 2015 08:41:00 +0000 Enhanced e-book combines animations, videos, and audio clips with the leading physiology text. <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> This integrated text is available through Apple iBookstore, Google Play, Amazon’s Kindle Store, and B& </div> </div> Wed, 27 May 2015 05:34:00 +0000 Become a game changer with enhanced edition of Complete Wide Receiver <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Oklahoma’s Jay Norvell covers it all in unique guide now available through Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle store </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:51:00 +0000 Dominate the competition with enhanced edition of Complete Offensive Line <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> One-of-a-kind guide from Florida State’s Rick Trickett now available through Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle store. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 15:47:00 +0000 Relaxing place technique calms players during competition <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> The relaxing place technique involves visualizing a real or imaginary location that carries strong associations of relaxation. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:59:00 +0000 Improve hitting precision <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Place hitting is more about accuracy than power. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:26:00 +0000 Join us at the 2015 NASPSPA Conference! <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Visit the HK booth at the NASPSPA Conference in Portland, Oregon, June 4-7, 2015. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 10:23:00 +0000 The Pros and Cons of Fitness Facilities and Personal Trainers <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> You can train in one of two places: in your home or at a fitness facility. The following section discusses the pros and cons of each option. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 09:45:00 +0000 Visit Human Kinetics at the 2015 ACSM Annual Meeting <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Visit Human Kinetics booth #409 at the 2015 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting on May 26 - 30, 2015, in San Diego, California. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 09:39:00 +0000 Executing pickoffs and rundowns <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> The consistent success of top-notch sports teams has long been credited to the high value these teams place on defense. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 09:29:00 +0000 Linebacker Technique <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> A linebacker or coach should be able to recognize styles of play similar to his own. To accomplish this task we need a common language to describe the techniques. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:31:00 +0000 Natick <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Departing Framingham and crossing into Natick, runners encounter a change of street names that few probably notice. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:20:00 +0000 Developing a Game Plan <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> When developing a game plan, players should keep in mind five basic offensive shots. When players develop each of the following shots, they will have a package of offensive strengths with which to build an overall offensive game plan. </div> </div> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:09:00 +0000