Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:51:03 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Visit Human Kinetics at the 2018 NSCA Coaches Conference <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Visit Human Kinetics at booth #312 at the 2018 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Coaches Conference on January 3-5, 2018, in Charlotte, North Carolina. </div> </div> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:14:00 +0000 Arm strengthening exercises and routines <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Through the years, countless exercises, programs, and workouts have been developed for pitchers. Most of these training tools are designed to strengthen the pitching arm, improve durability, and decrease injury. </div> </div> Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:03:00 +0000 Stationary Partner Passing <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Technique: In this task, students learn the basic techniques of passing and catching a basketball without a defender. </div> </div> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:46:00 +0000 Organizing Content for Teaching <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> One of the truisms in teaching is that you must understand what you teach. Your deep understanding of content leads to deeper content learning by students (Ward, 2013; Ward, Ayvazo, & Lehwald, 2014). </div> </div> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:40:00 +0000 Basketball <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Basketball is the second most popular sport in the world, and it is played in more than 200 countries. In the United States, the home of basketball, it is a staple of many physical education programs in elementary, middle, and high schools. </div> </div> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:26:00 +0000 Performance Workout Programs <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The functional-spectrum training system not only allows you to train both your hustle (performance) and your muscle (strength and size) but also can be adjusted easily to emphasize a particular aspect of training. The programs presented here focus on improving overall athleticism and functional capacity. </div> </div> Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:24:00 +0000 The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> By implementing a year-round nutrition program in conjunction with their training program, endurance athletes can reap the benefits of enhanced health, improved performance, and better control of weight and body composition. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:40:00 +0000 Use movement to focus on spinal articulation <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> This series focuses on spinal articulation from a reclined, kneeling, and belly-down position. Perform the movements slowly while visualizing each vertebra as a pearl on a string, each pearl moving when it is ready. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:57:00 +0000 Learn the advantages of nutrient timing <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> There are several benefits of nutrient timing. These involve maximizing your body’s response to exercise and use of nutrients. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:37:00 +0000 Save a doomed workout with a better understanding of anatomy <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Dr. Nick Evans, a highly regarded authority on strength training, nutrition, and weight training injuries, believes that knowledge of anatomy is the key to success for any serious bodybuilder. By taking the guesswork out of bodybuilding anatomy, he emphasizes that efforts at the gym will be more productive and efficient, producing maximum results in minimum time. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:34:00 +0000 Managing Your Mind <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> The way you manage your thinking and feelings (your mind) is basic to how you perform. It’s up to you. Improving your game begins with taking responsibility for managing your mind. I believe there are three key operating principles for managing your mind effectively. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:15:00 +0000 Types of Layups and Related Drills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> The layup is one of the highest-percentage shots in basketball; it is second only to the dunk. Proper finishing fundamentals are important in this low skill, high-accuracy inside shot. Let’s review several of the most common layups. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:50:00 +0000 Change-of-Direction running drill <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> The short shuttle is a timed race in which players run a total of 20 yards, changing directions twice—once to the right and once to the left. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:41:00 +0000 Understand the mechanics of turnout <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Turnout of the legs is used in movements performed by ballet dancers. There are a few anatomical factors that determine your turnout: strength of the external rotators, flexibility of the internal rotators, and the bony alignment of the femoral head and neck. </div> </div> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:14:00 +0000 Abdominal stretch demonstrated <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Execution: 1. Lie prone with your palms on the ground and your elbows bent and close to your sides. Glide your shoulder blades down toward your hips. </div> </div> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:10:00 +0000