Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:56:59 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator A woman&rsquo;s metabolism <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Metabolism refers to all of the energy-requiring chemical reactions occurring inside your body. At any one time, trillions of reactions are going on inside of you, including the growth of new tissue, muscle contraction, and the breakdown of food for energy. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Enable students to assess their fitness improvements over time <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> A steady-state heart rate workout requires that students maintain exercise intensity and heart rate throughout the exercise session. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:42:00 +0000 How popular media distorts the way people look at core exercise <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Too often in American popular media, the primary focus of core exercise is placed on potential aesthetic benefits, such as “six-pack abs.” People should instead focus on the potential functional or sport performance benefits of core exercise. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Swimming Posture &amp; the Phases of Freestyle <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> How we walk, sit, stand, and carry our posture during daily activities affects how we move in our sport. It is especially important to learn how to move from the inside to outside of the body. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Personal trainers should display leadership during training sessions <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The personal trainer has a significant responsibility to the client, not only because he or she has a contractual obligation to the client but also because the client is depending on the personal trainer to reach the goals that were set in the beginning of the program. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Modify exercise intensity to train different energy systems <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" 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, 14 Sep 2014 09:21:00 +0000 When is an Athlete Ready to Return to Action After an Injury? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> One of the more difficult problems that the performance team faces is determining when an athlete is ready to return to action after injury. The athlete can be placed under enormous pressure from the owner, coach, fans and media to get out on the track, field or floor in record time. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Best Warm-Up Drills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> One of the basic tenets of all exercise programs is that major efforts of training should be preceded by lower-level activities. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:13:00 +0000 Create a healthy emotional environment <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> In addition to being positive role models, group exercise instructors need to establish a comfortable emotional environment for their participants. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:47:00 +0000 Injuries to the cervical nerve root and brachial plexus neurapraxia <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" 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> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:15:00 +0000 Video highlights illustrated guide to equipment-free workouts on the iPad <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> With full-color anatomical illustrations, interactive muscle identifiers, animated videos, step-by-step instructions, and training advice, "Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy: Enhanced Edition" is the authoritative resource for sculpting your physique without free weights, machines, or expensive equipment. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Aging and the Physical Demands of Running <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Aging and running each places its own demands on our bodies. Understanding their interrelated effects will help you plan your training and set your goals. You’ll be able to remain optimistic but also realistic. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:11:00 +0000 Considerations needed when using the shotgun offense <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Before discussing sets and plays in detail, let’s discuss some factors that must be taken into account when considering this offensive package. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Join us at the 2014 Club Industry Show <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Human Kinetics will be hosting the Official Club Industry Bookstore October 22-24, 2014 </div> </div> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:04:00 +0000 Join us at the 2014 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Visit the Human Kinetics exhibit booth #21. </div> </div> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:37:00 +0000