Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 00:59:49 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Making wrestling more appealing to the public <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Attempts at making wrestling more appealing to the public and appearing to be more fun for the athletes reflect a trend with many ups and downs over time. </div> </div> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 05:14:00 +0000 Jordan Burroughs&rsquo; struggle with adversity <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Jordan Burroughs’ struggle with adversity came after a poor performance in the 2016 Olympics and grew to epic proportions. From 2011 to 2015, no one in wrestling was riding higher than Burroughs. </div> </div> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 05:09:00 +0000 Toughness spans both genders <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Through the years, it has become obvious that toughness is not a quality exclusive to males, and there is no better example than Helen Maroulis. </div> </div> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 05:04:00 +0000 Power yoga poses for golfers <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Golfers require great hand grip and open forearms, symmetrical back muscles, and back strength. They also need open hips and deep spinal rotation for powerful torque. </div> </div> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:45:00 +0000 Alignment in power yoga <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Before you determine the yoga poses that best fit an athlete’s body and sport, you need to understand the movement skills required of that sport and how those movements affect alignment. </div> </div> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:39:00 +0000 Six facets of the Power Yoga for Sports system <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Over the course of creating Power Yoga for Sports, I boiled its effectiveness down to six components: balance, strength, flexibility, mental toughness, focus, and breathing. Each component has been carefully thought out and is pivotal to athletes’ ability to reach their potential. </div> </div> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:28:00 +0000 Trigger points in the rhomboids <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Trigger points in the rhomboid muscles (figure 6.1) cause pain in the rhomboid area but can also cause symptoms in the region of the supraspinatus. </div> </div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:30:00 +0000 Incorporating active-assisted STR with oil massage <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> The easiest way to incorporate active-assisted STR with an oil massage is to keep a facecloth or very small towel to hand and, at the time when you are ready to apply STR, cover the area with the facecloth and apply your locks through it, adjusting it if necessary as you move along the muscle. </div> </div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:18:00 +0000 How soft tissue release works <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Take a look at the pictures shown in figures 1.1 through 1.3. They represent what happens when a gross stretch is applied to a muscle. </div> </div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:50:00 +0000 Facing-the-basket post play <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> The technique used for high-post play or short-corner play (from the low-post position) combines back-to-the-basket and facing-the-basket techniques. </div> </div> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 05:47:00 +0000 Moves with either pivot foot (advanced) <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> These moves can be taught when either foot is used as the pivot foot (EPF) in live-ball moves. Both right-handed and left-handed players should be able to use this method to establish either foot as a pivot foot. </div> </div> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 05:35:00 +0000 Principles of passing and catching <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> The overall goal of passing and catching is for both the passer and the catcher to produce passes that are on time and on target. Table 3.1 presents three key passing principles and three related catching principles. </div> </div> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 05:18:00 +0000 Learn more about blood tests <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Blood tests can detect many different conditions in the human body and are used extensively and frequently in health care. After the blood is collected and stored properly, it is sent to a laboratory to be processed for the specific test the doctor ordered. </div> </div> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:14:00 +0000 Documentation and record keeping in athletic training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Data from injury reports should be recorded not only to reduce liability but also to track injury trends and make decisions about how best to treat these injuries. The benefit of computerized records is that they provide a database for future reference. </div> </div> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:07:00 +0000 What is an athletic trainer? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Athletic training is a profession dedicated to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of the physically active population and preventing athletic-related injuries and illnesses. </div> </div> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:02:00 +0000