Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:34:38 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Defend against common plays off the opposition rush <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> There are so many variations of offensive attacks that you need to be prepared for. The opposition attack is nonstatic. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:55:00 +0000 Strategies for coaching goaltenders effectively <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> As stated earlier, some head coaches build relationships with their goaltenders, whereas others communicate to their goaltenders through the goalie coach. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:46:00 +0000 The research behind foam rolling <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Foam rolling research is a hot topic, with a couple of studies published each month on either foam rolling or self-myofascial release. The following paragraphs take a brief look into the research on foam rolling. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:35:00 +0000 Exercise progressions to take your workout to the next level <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Using the correct exercises at the appropriate time in a training program is key to ensuring enough stimulation for a positive adaptation but without creating excessive stress that can lead to injury. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:17:00 +0000 Properties of muscle and tendon <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The muscle spindle fibers are the primary sensory mechanism for triggering a powerful concentric contraction in a plyometric movement. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:13:00 +0000 Why Should I Do Vigorous Aerobics? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Vigorous aerobic activities produce many of the same health and wellness benefits of moderate physical activities. One major benefit you get from vigorous aerobics that you can&rsquo;t get from moderate physical activity is cardiorespiratory endurance. </div> </div> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:41:00 +0000 How Can I Assess My Body Composition? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Body fat is one important component of body composition. Ideally, people shouldn’t have too much or too little body fat. The goal is to be in the healthy fitness zone for your level of body fat. </div> </div> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:26:00 +0000 What Is Physical Activity? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Physical activity occurs when your muscles contract to make your body move. The national physical activity guidelines for teens recommend at least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of physical activity each day of the week. </div> </div> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:57:00 +0000 Physical Activity as a Signature of Humanity <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Although it is tempting to think of physical activity experience as being inferior to mental activity, such a limited view does not do justice to this important and far-reaching concept or to the integrated nature of the human mind and body. </div> </div> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:07:00 +0000 Health Care Reform <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Health care costs, which have skyrocketed over the past decade, underlie many of the decisions made by companies about their worksite health programs. As a result, these costs may affect the types of job opportunities you will have when you begin your career. </div> </div> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:05:00 +0000 Physical Activity: The Focus of Kinesiology <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> In your college courses, you may have noticed that disciplines are not all learned or studied in the same way. Art, for example, may be studied through reading, writing, and experimentation with studio projects. </div> </div> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:04:00 +0000 What Are Coaching and Sport Instruction? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Coaching and sport instruction have a long and storied tradition, extending back as far as the ancient Greeks and Romans. </div> </div> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:59:00 +0000 Characteristics of an effective puck-handling goaltender <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> There are five main components that make an effective puck-handling goaltender. </div> </div> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:52:00 +0000 Using the tall stance and the low stance in play <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> The tall stance (figure 2.3) is used when the play does not pose an immediate threat. The goaltender stays in a more upright position than in the regular stance. </div> </div> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:41:00 +0000 Thirst as a Signal for Fluid Intake <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> "As to the taking of stimulants during the race, I will say that I know from actual experience that the full [marathon] race can be covered in creditable time without so much as a single drop of water being taken or even sponging of the head—I have done it myself. This of course is when in perfect trim." </div> </div> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:01:00 +0000