Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:23:43 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Each sport-specific program in chapter 9 includes three types of workouts: a conditioning day, a strength day, and a power or power-endurance day. A beginning athlete should perform the conditioning day two or three times per week for two to four weeks and then move on to the strength program. </div> </div> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:29:00 +0000 Training Variables <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> The two main training variables in periodization are volume and intensity. Volume can be expressed in total repetitions (sets × repetitions) or total tonnage (repetitions × weight lifted). </div> </div> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:27:00 +0000 Medicine Ball Single-Arm Push-Off <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Details and Benefits: Intermediate to advanced push-up progression of the bodyweight push-up, plank, and single-arm eccentrics; great lead-in to any single-arm plank or push-up variation </div> </div> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:22:00 +0000 Dumbbell and Kettlebells <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Once body weight and bands or cables are mastered, dumbbells (DB) and kettlebells (KB) are the equipment of choice to externally load any functional training exercise. Because they allow you to load each hand and perform exercises on the right side and left side, they can address muscular imbalances easily and naturally. </div> </div> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:02:00 +0000 Enhanced e-book offers an integrated approach to innovative musculoskeletal therapies <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> <p>With a dynamic text and video combination, Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries, Fourth Edition (Enhanced Version), offers comprehensive coverage of evidence-based therapies for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. The information aligns with the Board of Certification&rsquo;s Role Delineation Study/Practice Analysis, Sixth Edition, and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education&rsquo;s Athletic Training Education Competencies, Fifth Edition, and is a </div> </div> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:59:00 +0000 HIIT Workouts <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The HIIT workouts in this section are broken down into 20-, 30-, and 45-minute workouts. You can choose based on how much time you have to exercise, your level of fitness, and your training goals. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:52:00 +0000 Examination of Sense: Vision, Smell, and Hearing <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Unique to this region of the body is the examination of the sensory organs for sight, smell, and hearing. This includes a close inspection of eye and ear structures using an ophthalmoscope and otoscope, respectively, and testing for visual, smell, and hearing acuity. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 05:50:00 +0000 Ligament Dominance <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> The ligament dominance pattern, or the dynamic valgus, is the knock-knee position. To avoid this dangerous movement pattern, you need to strengthen your lateral hip muscles. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 04:37:00 +0000 Learn how to explain, demonstrate, and correct exercises when working with clients <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> First impressions about the prescription form in the demonstration stage and continue to be reinforced through subsequent workouts and all the stages of monitoring. There is a relative paucity of articles concerning the teaching and demonstration of new exercise skills, despite the fact that this often constitutes a vast majority of the time of a personal fitness trainer. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 04:30:00 +0000 Respect for Rules and Officials <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Another area that tests the integrity of coaches, players, and fans is the relationship we have with the rules of the game and those who are there to enforce the rules. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 04:17:00 +0000 Defending the Post <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Teaching young players how to defend a player who wants the basketball in close to the basket is another challenge. It requires defenders to get even more up close and personal with their opponents. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 02:45:00 +0000 Media Requests <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Full-text PDF requests for use by media staff </div> </div> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:16:00 +0000 Guidelines for agility training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> In comparison to sprinting, change of direction and agility have a large number of degrees of freedom due to the multitude of movements that occur during a change of direction. Further, agility performance as restricted or determined by opponents or other tactical restraints and scenarios cannot be trained through the use of a single technique. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:47:00 +0000 Why Recovery is Such an Essential Element of High-Intensity Interval Training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is among the top fitness trends reported by the American College of Sports Medicine over the past two years. And thanks to the increasing popularity of programs like P90X and CrossFit, HIIT will likely remain at the top of that list for years to come. That’s why recognizing the importance of recovery is crucial for people taking up a HIIT program. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:43:00 +0000 What to Eat and Drink Before, During and After Exercise <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> I came out with high energy, which I have been lacking in the last couple of games. I think it was the baked beans on toast for pregame. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 08:17:00 +0000