Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:08:55 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Guided Discovery <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> A coaching method that goes somewhat towards combining aspects of both the drill and the games approaches is the guided discovery technique. </div> </div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:26:00 +0000 Assessments Help Develop Superior Athletic Performance <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and feet facing forward. Initially, place hands to the sides of the head with elbows pointing laterally. Then progress to arms overhead with elbows extended. </div> </div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:22:00 +0000 Jumps <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Many types of jumping movements can be readily arranged into a progressive curriculum by the imaginative coach who is able to link the principles of sound technique to the jumping context. </div> </div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:19:00 +0000 Musculoskeletal System <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The skeletal and muscular systems work together to produce movement. Collectively, they are referred to as the musculoskeletal system. </div> </div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:10:00 +0000 Overhead Pressing <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> As mentioned in the section on vertical and horizontal pulling, straight bars determine the bar path and the shoulder motion for the lifter. Like the individual handles on the newer functional trainers or the handles of a suspension trainer, dumbbells allow the shoulder to have more freedom. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:30:00 +0000 Frederic Delavier Books <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Develop the body you desire with help from Frédéric Delavier </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:28:00 +0000 Three types of Masters Athletes <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Not all masters runners are created alike. Because of differences in training background and motivation, some masters athletes experience a period of record-setting racing while others struggle to ward off a steady decline. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:13:00 +0000 Leadership Mindset <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Leadership is a way of thinking. It begins in the head of each player with a desire to achieve and a willingness to take responsibility. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:04:00 +0000 Foundational Movement 1: Squats <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> To use squats as part of a HIIT program, you need to understand why they are done and how to perform them. Squats are foundational moves because they are part of everyday activities in which body weight is evenly distributed through both feet (e.g., bending down to pick something up off the floor, lowering into a chair or onto a toilet seat). </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:49:00 +0000 Can good judgment lead to a misadventure? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Good judgment and decision making characterize effective outdoor leaders. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:37:00 +0000 Pose: Triangle and Extended Triangle <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Triangle pose and extended triangle pose represent a strong mental and physical foundation formed by the two bottom points of the triangle. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:08:00 +0000 When to start training children for distance running <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Research shows that, pound for pound, normally active 6- to 8-year-olds have V\od\O2max values as high as, or sometimes even higher than, recreational adult runners who train 30 to 40 miles (about 48 to 64 km) a week. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:39:00 +0000 General recommendations and strategies to better communicate <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Many students with ASD have trouble understanding spoken language. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:13:00 +0000 Back Squat Test <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> One of the best indicators of lower-body and core strength is the back squat. This king of exercises is a great way to assess the strength and flexibility of all lacrosse players, regardless of position. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:15:00 +0000 Dumbbell and Kettlebells <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Once body weight and bands or cables are mastered, dumbbells (DB) and kettlebells (KB) are the equipment of choice to externally load any functional training exercise. Because they allow you to load each hand and perform exercises on the right side and left side, they can address muscular imbalances easily and naturally. </div> </div> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:02:00 +0000