Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Sun, 01 May 2016 02:05:14 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> By implementing a year-round nutrition program in conjunction with their training program, endurance athletes can reap the benefits of enhanced health, improved performance, and better control of weight and body composition. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:40:00 +0000 Offensive and Defensive Drills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> During a man-down defense because of a penalty, use your best six offensive players in an extra-man offense (EMO). Each must have a high lacrosse IQ, which enables them to read the defense and learn to take what the defense gives them. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:09:00 +0000 Execution of Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> One of the most important interventions is related to how an exercise is performed. The personal trainer must be able to intervene to help the client demonstrate safe and effective exercise technique. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:27:00 +0000 Testing and Tracking Progress <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The assessment process is an important aspect of a year-round hockey training program for older players (age 16 and above) to measure the results of all the work they put in as well as track their progress over time. Power, speed, strength, and conditioning are attributes that coaches and strength and conditioning coaches can continue to evaluate as a player matures. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:58:00 +0000 Sculling &ndash; Developing a feel for the water <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The next skill in developing a feel for the water involves sculling (figure 2.3) and putting pressure on the water with both your hands and your forearms. Your hand position should be loose rather than rigid. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:32:00 +0000 Stress-Based Periodization <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Training for triathlon can be one of the most complicated things to master in perhaps all of sport, especially as the goals and competitive levels get higher and higher. Think about all the variables that can affect it, from those in our control to the randomness of sicknesses, non-sport-related injuries, stress, crashes, race mechanicals, and more. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:25:00 +0000 After 22 NCAA Titles and a World Cup Championship: Winning Lessons from Anson Dorrance <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> In working with US Olympic and national team coaches I have a unique opportunity to interact with some of the most successful figures in the profession. One such coach is Anson Dorrance, the winningest team sport coach in collegiate history with 22 national titles in the past 36 years coaching the University of North Carolina’s women’s soccer team. Last week I participated in a session with him and this is what I learned. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:14:00 +0000 The state space in the presentation of biomechanical data <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Biomechanical data can be represented graphically in a variety of different ways. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 06:34:00 +0000 Five stages to reduce back pain through exercise <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Neurophysiological mechanisms of pain are highly modulated by movement and exercise. Endorphin release has long been known to occur with exercise, but the molecular basis for these links is not well understood. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:02:00 +0000 Kinetic Connections with bestselling author Hal Higdon <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Bestselling author Hal Higdon’s acclaimed book, "4:09:43 – Boston 2013 Through the Eyes of the Runners," focuses on 75 runners and their individual stories. It may be the first book ever written about a major sporting event that was researched almost entirely through social media. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 03:25:00 +0000 Power Assessments <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Is serious plyometric training a good option? Before getting too far in planning the specifics of a program, the prudent approach is to look honestly and carefully at factors that could affect safe participation in such intense training. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 03:05:00 +0000 Spotify's Ultimate Fitness Workout Playlist developed from psychological research <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Author Costas Karageorghis works with digital music service Spotify to select ideal music for exercise. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 02:19:00 +0000 Rare advice helps athletic directors handle coach termination <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Most managers agree that one of the most difficult tasks they face is firing an employee. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 02:18:00 +0000 Permanent Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> A variety of factors contribute to optimal cardiac functioning, including atrioventricular (AV) synchronization and the chronotropic and inotropic responses to neurohormonal stimuli. Alterations in the normal sequence of atrial and ventricular filling and contraction can result in deterioration of hemodynamics and subsequent symptoms at rest, during exercise, or both. </div> </div> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:14:00 +0000 Case Study: Diabetes and Obesity with Osteoarthrosis <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> "I intend to live into my 90s but I can’t get there unless I’m dancing." A 52-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes was referred for help on lifestyle. She had a family history of diabetes and tended toward a centripetal/abdominal fat distribution pattern associated with high CV risk. </div> </div> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:08:00 +0000