Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:05:10 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Injuries to the cervical nerve root and brachial plexus neurapraxia <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Cervical nerve root and brachial plexus neurapraxia are known by several colloquialisms, such as "burners" or "stingers." Stretching of the upper trunk of the brachial plexus accounts for the majority of these syndromes. </div> </div> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:15:00 +0000 Theories of negligence in sports-related injury cases <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Many different theories of negligence have arisen over the years in litigation concerning injuries sustained during contact sports. These theories are limited only by the innovative thought processes of skilled attorneys. </div> </div> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:12:00 +0000 Neurological hand injuries in bowling <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Bowling can be traced back more than 5,000 years ago to Egypt. In the 1930s, a British anthropologist named Sir Flinders Petrie discovered a collection of objects in a child’s tomb in Egypt that appeared to have been used for a primitive form of bowling. </div> </div> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Professional teams face four major challenges in the future <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> As teams in professional sport move to the future, they face a variety of challenges (and opportunities), many of which are discussed in this chapter. Although the challenges are too many to enumerate in this section, we have isolated four major challenges that professional teams face in the future: maintaining reasonable labor - management relations, developing new revenue streams, managing new technology, and dealing with globalization. </div> </div> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:46:00 +0000 Key Factors in Determining a Pacing Strategy for Triathlon <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Triathlon is a complex and time-consuming sport to train and prepare for. Triathletes need a keen sense and understanding of their physical and technical capacities to position themselves correctly in races to optimise their performances </div> </div> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:54:00 +0000 Defending the Run <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Your defense will see a variety of running plays in the course of a season. The most important aspect of defense is being able to defend these different types of running plays in your base defense. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:39:00 +0000 Four places to use Best New Games outside of school <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> New Games in general don’t have quite the same hard edge as traditional team-building exercises because they are played first for fun. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:22:00 +0000 Nine ways dynamic stretching leads to powerlifting success <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Powerlifters who don’t take warming up and stretching seriously are setting themselves up for disaster. Dan Austin, a 2011 Powerlifting Hall of Fame inductee, believes that many intermediate and advanced powerlifters fail to properly warm up and stretch, which will not only lead them to experience a loss in range of motion but could also cause them to suffer injuries or develop arthritis. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:39:00 +0000 Improve overall conditioning with these basic jump rope techniques <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Techniques for establishing your training baselines and testing your conditioning and proficiency. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:31:00 +0000 Drills for executing goal-line pass routes <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Because of the limited area available to run pass routes when a team is near the opponent’s goal line, one or two special routes should be designed specifically for this area. Routes that can be effective in this area are the fade route and the pivot in or pivot out pass. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:17:00 +0000 Training for Stabilization, Strength, and Power <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> The muscular structures of the abdominal and back regions play a dominant role in postural control, lumbar stabilization, and proprioception (what we call total body balance). As we have said, a well-functioning core can help reduce the risk and severity of injury and promote greater efficiency. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:52:00 +0000 Understand the development of catching skills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Several manipulative skills are basic to sport performance. In these skills, a performer must gain possession or control of an object by reaching to intercept a moving object or stopping it with an implement. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:49:00 +0000 Frederic Delavier Books <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Develop the body you desire with help from Frédéric Delavier </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:28:00 +0000 Modify exercise intensity to train different energy systems <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Understanding the energy systems becomes crucial because of the need to train in a specific manner to improve in a certain event. First, recognize that all the energy systems are working together all the time. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Help students learn about endangered animals through play <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> We share the planet with millions of animals, insects, and birds, many of which are endangered. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:39:00 +0000