Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 04:24:05 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator What is plantar fasciitis? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Plantar fasciitis can be such a painful condition that it often prevents any running at all. This sheet of fibrous tissue runs between the metatarsal heads and its insertion in the calcaneus (next to the Achilles tendon). </div> </div> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:43:00 +0000 Learn this exercise: bridge with leg kick <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> As mentioned in the introduction to these exercises, a runner who has weak glutes - or a problem with glute "firing" patterns - requires other muscles to assume the glutes’ responsibilities. </div> </div> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:36:00 +0000 Learn this exercise: frogger <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> The frogger is a propulsive exercise that requires the athlete to explode from the start position by engaging the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. </div> </div> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:32:00 +0000 Treating Common Dance Injuries <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Treatment for all injuries begins with the PRICED approach: protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation, and diagnosis. </div> </div> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:44:00 +0000 Defining Hip-Hop Dance <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Hip-hop is characterized by a high level of playfulness and exploration through "move-meant" concepts and techniques - that is, moves that hold meaning and value, informed by personal, social, cultural, and environmental experiences. </div> </div> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:43:00 +0000 The Spongebob <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The Spongebob was created in Baltimore, Maryland; it has nothing to do with the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants. The dance was performed with Baltimore club music, which is a type of house music. </div> </div> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:31:00 +0000 Spatial Concepts and Movement Drills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> The development of spatial and movement concepts should be an integral part of beginning players’ training. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:52:00 +0000 Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> The movements that make the golf swing unique also make it challenging. The swing begins with the golfer at a standstill, feet and pelvis perpendicular to the target. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:42:00 +0000 Dumbbell front shoulder raise <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Setup: Stand tall, with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides (see figure a). </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:13:00 +0000 Questions to ask yourself before the lift <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Evaluating your lifting program gives you the chance to see if you could be doing things more effectively. </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:03:00 +0000 Nutrition for fat loss: made simple <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> We can&rsquo;t talk about fat loss without talking about eating behaviors (a.k.a. diet). You won&rsquo;t find a more common question than, How should I eat for fat loss? </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:57:00 +0000 Managerial skills in sport settings <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Managers at all levels possess certain skills that aid in the performance of their day-to-day tasks. As noted by Katz (1974), the skill sets of effective administrators can be broken down into three categories: conceptual skills, human relations skills, and technical skills. </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:50:00 +0000 Critical thinking in sport sociology <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> The following is a guest column by a male student that was published in a university newspaper. The authors of this chapter do not necessarily agree with its position; this article is meant to stimulate alternative perspective taking and critical thinking. </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:38:00 +0000 Contemporary Sport Management (CSM) Sport Industry Sectors Model <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> The sport industry includes three organizational sectors: public, nonprofit, and commercial. These are important categories for the different types of organizations involved in sport and are central to the creation and production of sport products, services, programs, and facilities. </div> </div> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:28:00 +0000 Link training periods with a transition phase <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> After long periods of training, hard work, and stressful competitions in which both physiological and psychological fatigue can accumulate, a transition period should be used to link annual training plans or preparation for another major competition, as in the case of the bi-cycle, tri-cycle, and multicycle annual training plan. </div> </div> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:29:00 +0000