Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:02:57 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Learn to play a game of Forearm Four Square <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Objective: To advance to the king’s or queen’s court by successfully using a forearm pass into each other’s squares </div> </div> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:58:00 +0000 Help students learn by asking effective questions <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> One way to help students learn game tactics and give verbal expression to what they are learning is to ask effective questions. Each game in this book includes a couple of important questions to get you started. </div> </div> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:50:00 +0000 Learn an offensive attack <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Objective: For the offensive team: to score on the defending team; for the defensive team: to get the ball away from the offensive team </div> </div> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:08:00 +0000 Lessons in Defense <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The first drill simulated attacking an offensive lineman, fitting in the offensive lineman’s body, gaining separation from the offensive lineman, and disengaging in the direction of the ballcarrier. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:34:00 +0000 How to Successfully Execute Blocking <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Good receivers play hard without the ball. Playing unselfishly is a big part of being a team player. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 Qualities of Wide Receivers <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> A receiver must be able to avoid obstacles and move his body in space. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 Five nutrition principles all strength trainers should follow <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Athletes serious about improving their physique and strength-training performance will do anything they can to achieve success. But according to Susan Kleiner, a registered dietitian and creator of the widely popular Power Eating program, advice given to strength trainers is often a confusing mix of fact and fiction. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:44:00 +0000 Chip Shots <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> The chip shot is a single, smooth motion. The club travels back from the ball and then returns to and through the ball with the golfer in a balanced position. Because the weight is loaded to the target side during the address, there is little lower-body movement. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:38:00 +0000 Learn the structure and distinct parts of ballet class <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Today’s ballet class structure evolved through history absorbing traditions, movement practices, and dance science. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Putting Techniques <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> With recent and impending rule changes relative to putting technique, the number of techniques will continue to change. We therefore recommend that a player master the conventional method of putting using a standard length putter. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:12:00 +0000 Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" 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, 27 Jul 2014 08:55:00 +0000 Determine and develop running speed for fast plays <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> In football, speed is generally measured by a player’s time in running the 40-yard dash. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:51:00 +0000 Treating depression and anxiety with exercise <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> It is important to understand the dose, type and context of exercise that are necessary or ideal for effectively treating depression and anxiety. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:21:00 +0000 Noninvasive methods of examining muscle architecture and quality <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> A relatively new noninvasive method to investigate changes in muscle architecture is becoming popular. The use of ultrasonography to image muscle structure has proven to be a valid and reliable method of examining changes in muscle. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:32:00 +0000 Carve a path to lifestyle wellness change for your clients <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> People do amazing things. They overcome unimaginable limitations. They thrive in the harshest of circumstances. </div> </div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:38:00 +0000