Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:30:14 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Five reasons athletes should stretch <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Best-selling author says flexibility is an important part of physical fitness </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:57:00 +0000 Don't use boring drills for baseball practice <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> The games approach allows players to learn the game through enjoyable learning activities featuring gamelike practices that create realistic situations through which they can develop baseball sense. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:52:00 +0000 Learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for law enforcement officers <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> So far, we’ve discussed some of the negative effects of poor fitness. Here are some of the benefits of an effective fitness program. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:39:00 +0000 The significance of CPGs in spinal cord injuries <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The existence of locomotor CPGs in the spinal cord has considerable significance for individuals with spinal cord injuries. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 Dumbbell Row <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Grasp a dumbbell in one hand with your palm facing in. Rest the opposite hand and knee on a bench, keeping your spine straight and just above parallel to the floor. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:14:00 +0000 Analyzing the energy cost of running gait <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The displacement of the CM during walking and running largely depends on how the involved muscles accommodate the ground reaction forces that act on each foot during the stance phase. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:56:00 +0000 Save a doomed workout with a better understanding of anatomy <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Dr. Nick Evans, a highly regarded authority on strength training, nutrition, and weight training injuries, believes that knowledge of anatomy is the key to success for any serious bodybuilder. By taking the guesswork out of bodybuilding anatomy, he emphasizes that efforts at the gym will be more productive and efficient, producing maximum results in minimum time. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:34:00 +0000 Developing a Game Plan <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> When developing a game plan, players should keep in mind five basic offensive shots. When players develop each of the following shots, they will have a package of offensive strengths with which to build an overall offensive game plan. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:09:00 +0000 Total Knockout Fitness: Enhanced Edition <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Total Knockout Fitness: Enhanced Edition contains everything you need in order to burn calories and fat, increase power and strength, build cardiorespiratory endurance, sculpt muscles, and transform your body. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:46:00 +0000 The Modified TWU Aquatic Assessment <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> The TWU aquatic assessment, designed by Dr. Carol Huettig in 1998, is a curriculum-based assessment instrument that addresses the following: Water adjustment skills, Flotation skills, Basic propulsion and breathing skills, Swim stroke skills, Entry and exit skills. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:34:00 +0000 The three key elements of any speed development program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> World’s leading sport conditioning organization focuses its expertise on speed </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:26:00 +0000 Theories of negligence in sports-related injury cases <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Many different theories of negligence have arisen over the years in litigation concerning injuries sustained during contact sports. These theories are limited only by the innovative thought processes of skilled attorneys. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:12:00 +0000 Understanding supplements <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> The battle for regulatory power is likely to be an ongoing one, but the hope for the future is a dietary supplement industry that provides more scientific, rather than testimonial-based, evidence for the claims being made, and more importantly, one that requires independent testing from a third party to ensure the purity and safety of the ingredients for consumers. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 03:59:00 +0000 Lower-Body Power Development <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Plyometric training was originally developed to achieve more efficient and powerful movement patterns over and off the ground. Athletes were looking to run faster, jump higher and farther, and change direction more effectively, or in other words, negotiate the ground better. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 03:20:00 +0000 Power Assessments <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" 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, 12 Apr 2015 03:05:00 +0000