Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:34:53 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator The motion offense can be an effective weapon <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> The motion offense is an effective weapon that every team should consider adding to its repertoire, but it cannot be used as a complete offense because too many players have to handle the ball and make crucial decisions. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:24:00 +0000 Tai chi can have a significant impact on health <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> The industrial and information revolutions changed the world. Although they brought many advances to civilization, they also brought many social problems, including competition and its related stress and increased isolation among people. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:53:00 +0000 Lessons to prepare students before heading outside <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> This lesson is primarily used to prepare students for the rest of the ski lessons. Students will be doing ski, boot, and pole fittings at stations set up around the gym. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +0000 What type of skier are you? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Identifying skier profile improves performance on the slopes </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:38:00 +0000 Assessing Your Athlete <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> One problem that many trainers and coaches confront is how to effectively and efficiently evaluate human movement. To authentically evaluate movement, we must understand one main principle of training: The "test is the exercise and the exercise is the test" (Gray 2004). </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:27:00 +0000 Beginner Programs <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The goal of these programs is to wake up your muscles and joints and expose them to training. Avoid doing too much exercise too soon; otherwise you may experience long lasting and painful soreness. These programs are perfect if you have little time to train and no athletic background. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:24:00 +0000 Cable Push-Down <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> The push-down belongs in the isolating exercise category because only the elbow joint is mobilized. As a result, the push-down does not recruit many muscles except the triceps and the forearm flexors. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:04:00 +0000 Go Coach Basketball&nbsp;app just 99 cents for a limited time <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Mobile app for youth basketball coaches; great for practice planning and skill demonstration. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Training Goals <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Some want to improve their general health, some want to build larger muscles, some want to shed fat, some seek to get stronger, some hope to improve their functional strength and athleticism, and some strive to eliminate joint dysfunction and prevent injury. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:37:00 +0000 How did the internet help fantasy sports evolve? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> In 2010, the estimated 29 million Americans who participated in fantasy football leagues, according to Liberty Media, helped the NFL achieve unprecedented television ratings across all of its broadcast platforms. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:34:00 +0000 How much protein does my client need? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> For centuries, protein was considered the staple of the diet and the source of speed and strength for athletic endeavors. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:53:00 +0000 Classic Kettlebell Lifts <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Once you have become familiar with a proper warm-up and the introductory kettlebell movements, it’s time to learn the classical kettlebell lifts. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:29:00 +0000 What to Eat and Drink Before, During and After Exercise <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" 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, 16 Nov 2014 08:17:00 +0000 The Movement Screen Test Part I &ndash; Overhead Squat <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> The movement screen is composed of 10 tests. Seven tests - overhead squat, single-leg squat, ankle dorsiflexion, stability push-up, prone scarecrow, internal shoulder rotation, and landing competency - are scored on a 5-point scale in which 5 is excellent and 1 is poor. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:29:00 +0000 41 Wrestling Drills for Skill Development <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> With 41 drills for novice, intermediate, and advanced level skill development, a quick find feature, and the ability to tag favorite drills for easy access, the Wrestling Drills app will help every coach and wrestler win more matches. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:27:00 +0000