Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:51:16 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Transform your body in just six months with award-winning enhanced edition of The M.A.X. Muscle Plan <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Brad Schoenfeld’s revolutionary muscle-building program now available through Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle store. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:24:00 +0000 Football Skills &amp; Drills App--A user-friendly guide to football success <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Veteran coach Tom Bass brings his expertise to this iPhone-, iPad-, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, and Kindle HD-compatible app featuring over 40 drills, 20 videos, and 140 full-color photos. Football Skills & Drills helps everyone from middle school to advanced-level players and coaches learn the proper techniques and master the skills essential for individual and team success. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:41:00 +0000 Mobile Apps Available from Human Kinetics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Whatever your sport or activity, Human Kinetics offers a wide variety of apps to help you achieve your goals while on the go. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:29:00 +0000 Principles of Attack <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The principles of attack will help a team in possession of the ball react to any situation during soccer. These principles apply regardless of the system of play and formation played by the team, and they will always apply, no matter how the game evolves. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:23:00 +0000 Functional Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The real teaching part of defending is establishing roles and responsibilities and emphasizing the importance of providing cover and distances. Here is an example of a functional defending exercise. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:21:00 +0000 Foam Rolling Techniques and Tips <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Rolling can provide great benefits both before and after a workout; however, rolling at the start of a workout is essential. Foam rolling before a workout decreases muscle density and sets the stage for a better warm-up. Rolling after a workout may aid in recovery from strenuous exercise. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:19:00 +0000 Power Development <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> A player’s capability to generate power is a key goal of many training programmes to improve the performance of explosive movements on the pitch. Training strategies encompassing the force-velocity continuum (figure 12.3) can be used to improve lower-body power in the soccer environment. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:12:00 +0000 Five Tips for Increasing Strength and Power <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Football is one of the most physical sports in all of athletics. The complete running back must have the strength to take the physical contact that happens every play. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:40:00 +0000 Special Moves and Skills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Running backs use several types of moves to escape a defender. These include jukes, spins, stiff arm, high step, forearm, and jump cut. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:37:00 +0000 Protect the Puck and Shoot for the Goalie <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> 1. The forward protects the puck for 15 seconds and then drives for the net and shoots. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:21:00 +0000 Changing Channels or Parking It = Being in Control <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Some sport psychologists have used the concept park it to describe the experience of tuning out distracting, negative, or irrelevant thoughts and staying tuned in to what’s appropriate. If a thought comes to mind that’s not going to help you perform or can interfere with your on-ice performance, change the channel and park it. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:29:00 +0000 The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Load-based power training involves explosively moving a weight or resistance throughout a range of motion. Exercises in this category include Olympic lifts, Olympic lift variations, pause squats, and resisted jumps. Technique and speed of movement should be the primary focus when performing Olympic lifts. The execution of proper technique and the speed of the bar are the factors that determine whether and when the athlete progresses in weight. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:58:00 +0000 Tennis and Energy Systems <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Applying the energy system continuum to tennis is easy and helps illustrate the reason that both anaerobic and aerobic conditioning are necessary for enhancing tennis performance. Because tennis ultimately involves repetitive muscular contractions and exertion, the aerobic energy system provides the baseline energy production over the duration of a tennis match or practice session. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:29:00 +0000 Program Preparation <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> If you are a coach, you must develop proficiency in writing training programs for your athletes. Training programs should be individualized to account for factors such as medical history, sex, biological and training age (experience), the sport, and the position played. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:04:00 +0000 Athletic formation stage of development <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> It is appropriate to moderately increase the intensity of training during the athletic formation stage of development. Although most athletes are still vulnerable to injuries, their bodies and capacities are rapidly developing. </div> </div> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:47:00 +0000