Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:42:55 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Catch Up <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Skill 5.1 - Front Crawl for 12 Yards With Rhythmic Breathing, High Elbows, and Body Roll </div> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:17:00 +0000 Head Start <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Skill 2.4 - Bob Five Consecutive Times in Chest-Deep Water Independently </div> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:11:00 +0000 After the Assessment <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Once you have obtained as much information as you can from the modified TWU aquatic assessment and from the interviews with the student and, if applicable, the family, you are ready to determine the level the student should be working on (i.e., the level at which you will begin teaching). </div> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:56:00 +0000 The Modified TWU Aquatic Assessment <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The TWU aquatic assessment, designed by Dr. Carol Huettig in 1998, is a curriculum-based assessment instrument that addresses the following: Water adjustment skills, Flotation skills, Basic propulsion and breathing skills, Swim stroke skills, Entry and exit skills. </div> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:34:00 +0000 Aquatic therapy specialist <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Aquatic therapy is an umbrella term used to describe water-based therapeutic exercises designed to improve functional activities. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:56:00 +0000 Mobile Apps Available from Human Kinetics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Whatever your sport or activity, Human Kinetics offers a wide variety of apps to help you achieve your goals while on the go. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:29:00 +0000 A Brief Historical Perspective on Intercollegiate Athletics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Poll a dozen people about their perspectives on the value of college sport to higher education and a dozen different answers are likely to be expressed. There will be those who extol the virtues of participation in college sport, the bonding, the camaraderie, the tests of courage and will. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:21:00 +0000 Enhanced E-books with Video Available from Human Kinetics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Whatever your sport or activity, Human Kinetics offers a wide variety of Enhanced E-books to help you achieve your goals. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:19:00 +0000 The three key elements of any speed development program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> World’s leading sport conditioning organization focuses its expertise on speed </div> </div> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:26:00 +0000 The risk of stress and inactivity for law enforcement <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> In an FBI (1988) training survey of local law enforcement agencies, stress management was rated the number one in-service training need. Several studies over the years have suggested that law enforcement is significantly more stressful than other occupations, and just slightly less stressful than firefighting. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 03:59:00 +0000 The 11 strategies for changing your behavior to reach fitness goals <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Whether it’s taking on the challenge of eating healthier, stopping smoking, or beginning an exercise program, relying on willpower alone will lead to nothing but failure. Setting out on a fitness journey requires strategies for achieving a change in behavior. As American Council on Exercise (ACE) master trainer Nancy L. Naternicola points out in her book, Fitness: Steps to Success, you need to be able to answer questions such as how you will exercise regularly instead of sporadically or how you </div> </div> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 03:59:00 +0000 Stride Jump <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> A long, sturdy bench, rectangular box, or row of bleachers or stadium steps is required for the stride jump. This exercise is excellent for any sport or activity that requires good projection of the hips from a single-leg or alternating-leg movement. </div> </div> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 03:27:00 +0000 The significance of CPGs in spinal cord injuries <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> The existence of locomotor CPGs in the spinal cord has considerable significance for individuals with spinal cord injuries. </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:30:00 +0000 Learn how age affects the function of neural pathways <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> As suggested by the reduction in motor neuron number (figure 9.35a), the number of neurons decreases and the functional capabilities of the CNS decline as we age. The adaptations that influence movement most directly extend from spinal reflexes to the coordination of multiple muscles in the performance of voluntary actions. </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:26:00 +0000 Analyzing the energy cost of running gait <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> The displacement of the CM during walking and running largely depends on how the involved muscles accommodate the ground reaction forces that act on each foot during the stance phase. </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:56:00 +0000