Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:58:32 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Three Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> This is a good warm-up exercise that gently works the legs, hips, torso, and upper body. With more powerful passes, it is a great torso rotation strength exercise, pertinent to so many sports. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:01:00 +0000 Injury <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> An injury occurs when a tissue (e.g., ligament, tendon, muscle, or bone) is subjected to an acute or chronic load that is too great. The damage triggers a response commonly referred to as inflammation. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:56:00 +0000 Energy bars <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Many parents and athletes want to know the best nutrition or energy bar to take to school or eat after exercise. What’s best depends on what you are using it for. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:43:00 +0000 Being Coachable <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Coachability is a key to performance breakthrough for individual players and whole teams. The one essential requirement is the willingness to listen and utilise external input and influences. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:39:00 +0000 Training for an 8K or 10K race <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Three training schedules are provided to prepare you to race your best at 8K or 10K. Each training schedule is twelve weeks in duration. Simply select the schedule that starts closest to your current training mileage. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:07:00 +0000 Internet influences leisure meanings, activities, and spaces <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The availability and adoption of Internet technology has increased exponentially since its introduction in the 1960s. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:07:00 +0000 Practice Plans and Program Goals <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Building a team involves developing a plan and working to execute it. Your practice plans are one of main ingredients in that blueprint. Practices have many components, and they will vary based on the coach’s or program’s philosophies. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Strings <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Let’s start with the facts. The energy created in a tennis ball that meets a racket breaks down into the following components: 60 percent of the energy comes from the string bed (the strings in the racket). 30 percent of the energy comes from the ball (a rubber object in motion with its own energy). 10 percent of the energy comes from you and your racket frame (frame only, not the strings). </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:51:00 +0000 Why HIIT <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> As mentioned, HIIT can offer amazing health and fitness benefits using workouts that are shorter and performed less often than aerobic activities, in which improvements come with a greater volume of training, meaning more time running, swimming, cycling, or using an aerobic machine such as a treadmill. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:42:00 +0000 What I Learned from the All Blacks Coaches <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> In early December I was blessed with the good fortune of learning firsthand from the head coaches of the last two world cup championship teams, Sir Graham Henry (2011) and Steve Hansen (2015). </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:33:00 +0000 Three Ways Obstacle Course Racing Will Make Your Life Better <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" 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> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:29:00 +0000 After the Run <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Because of the repetitive motion of the legs, running creates tightness in the hip flexors, hamstrings, and quads, often leading to low-back pain. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:16:00 +0000 Stretch to develop flexibility and mobility <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Flexibility is the capacity to move the limbs through a range of motion for optimally performing a given activity. Mobility is the skill of making coordinated movements in various planes, such as forward, sideways, and diagonally. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:46:00 +0000 Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" 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> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:40:00 +0000 The four primary types of yoga <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> There are as many ways to practice yoga as there are to unite with bliss and enlightenment. Essentially, however, current practice involves four primary types of yoga: karma, bhakti, jnana, and raja. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:49:00 +0000