Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:47:44 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Sample stretches using the TRX Suspension Trainer&trade; <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Reaching Hip Flexor Stretch. Purpose: To stretch the hip flexor muscles. Prerequisite: No lower-body pain or injury. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:59:00 +0000 Basic testing exercises for gauging fitness progress <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> This section presents basic testing exercises for gauging fitness progress. Although any of the exercises in this book can be used as a test, these provide a good general assessment of current fitness level. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:49:00 +0000 Understand the foundation of Suspension Training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> It is generally well accepted that performing resistance training on a regular basis can help maintain and improve health, fitness, and quality of life. However, people often encounter obstacles to resistance training, such as time, space, equipment, and cost. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:46:00 +0000 Understand the General Adaptation Syndrome Model <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The seminal work of Canadian physiologist Hans Selye, the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) model, forms the basis of many discussions regarding the monitoring of physiological stress. As outlined in chapter 1, the aim of training is to provide a stimulus that improves performance. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:30:00 +0000 Learn the steps to create an effective in-house research project <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Many practitioners cannot afford to wait for published research to confirm the efficacy of a particular monitoring approach. Being able to design and undertake an in-house research project can be a useful skill. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:28:00 +0000 Review monitoring results to modify training plans <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Figure 8.3 shows a report provided to an athlete and other practitioners. Although electronic and paper formats are popular, practitioners should not be afraid to try alternative approaches to get their messages across. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:21:00 +0000 Emergence of a Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> A competency-based approach to outdoor leadership began to emerge during the 1980s through a series of studies aimed at identifying the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics considered to be essential to effective outdoor leadership. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:59:00 +0000 Ethical Decision-Making Model <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> The ethical decision-making model requires a leader to work through the following steps: 1. Identify the problem - Gather as much information as possible to clarify the problem. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:57:00 +0000 Facilitation Styles <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Facilitation keeps the learner - rather than the facilitator - central to what is happening. Therefore, a leader should be very thoughtful in selecting the style of facilitation used. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:54:00 +0000 Title IX and Sport Leadership <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Since the enactment of Title IX legislation in 1972, girls and women have gained access to virtually all sports, from Little League baseball to collegiate wrestling. Indeed, the feats of female athletes have been among the most impressive achievements in the generation since the enactment of Title IX. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:40:00 +0000 Discrimination at the End of the Twentieth Century <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> The Paralympic Games have accommodated disadvantaged athletes for more than a half century. An athletic competition for disabled veterans of World War II first occurred in conjunction with the 1948 Olympic Games; but the first formal Paralympics took place in 1960. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:37:00 +0000 Sport in the Cold War <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Although the happy days of the 1950s offered the American Dream for some, the era was fraught with the international tension known as the Cold War. The Communist Soviet Union, although allied with the United States against the fascist powers in World War II, emerged from that struggle as an international power espousing a competing political, philosophical, and economic ideology. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:34:00 +0000 Physical Education of Youth <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> At the college level, American educators adopted European gymnastics systems to improve the fitness levels of both male and female students. </div> </div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:28:00 +0000 Supplements <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Several nutritional supplements are marketed with claims of increasing muscular strength and size, but many of these claims lack scientific support. Investing in these ineffective supplements may be a waste of money for the strength athlete. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:53:00 +0000 Professionals should be prepared to serve the public <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Parks and recreation services is a human services profession. The human services field has the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention and remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of those they serve. </div> </div> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +0000