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Glutes in Motion

Glutes in Motion

The glutes are vital for functional movement. Walking, standing up from a chair, climbing stairs, picking up objects off the floor, and carrying objects across the room all require properly functioning posterior chain musculature. read more
Testing and Tracking Progress

Testing and Tracking Progress

The assessment process is an important aspect of a year-round hockey training program for older players (age 16 and above) to measure the results of all the work they put in as well as track their progress over time. Power, speed, strength, and conditioning are attributes that coaches and strength and conditioning coaches can continue to evaluate as a player matures. read more
Power Play Breakouts and Double Double With a Drop

Power Play Breakouts and Double Double With a Drop

To begin, the coach shoots the puck into the corner. The five players for the power play team are on the blue line. The five players then break out using one of the following patterns. read more
Six Physical Demands Tennis Players Must Meet

Six Physical Demands Tennis Players Must Meet

Players wanting to improve their games and reach the next level need to do more than simply play tennis to get fit; they also must get fit to play tennis. The use of powerful strokes, the repetitive nature of the game, the various court surfaces, individual game styles, and the variety of movement and stroke patterns and stances in tennis call for a proper tennis-specific conditioning program. read more
Practice Well

Practice Well

The message throughout Hockey Tough is that practice builds confidence and it also sharpens skills. Practice helps you know that you are physically and mentally prepared, that you have the energy, the focus, the skill, and the determination to execute your ABCs. read more
Three Ways Bodybuilding Can Improve Athletic Performance

Three Ways Bodybuilding Can Improve Athletic Performance

It’s well established that getting stronger can help your overall athletic performance. But what many people still don’t fully understand is how increased muscle size can indirectly transfer into improved performance. Renowned “trainer of trainers” Nick Tumminello pinpoints three specific ways in which using strength training and bodybuilding concepts to get bigger will also make you a better athlete. read more
Strengthen chest and arms with incline press

Strengthen chest and arms with incline press

Chest Exercise. Incline Press: Pectoralis major, anterior deltoids, triceps. Beginning Position: Adjust seat so that handles are below chin level. read more
Understand the complexity of eating disorders in dancers

Understand the complexity of eating disorders in dancers

Disordered eating is one of the biggest risks faced by dancers, particularly women. Though few dancers develop a clinically defined eating disorder (ED), many engage in some form of dysfunctional eating due to the physical aesthetic woven into the fabric of much of the dance world, especially in ballet. read more
Serving Tactics

Serving Tactics

Serving to different locations on the court can challenge your opponent and put your defense at an advantage. read more
Stress and Weight Gain

Stress and Weight Gain

If one of your goals for participating in a fusion workout is weight management, it is important to understand how mental anxiety and physical stress affect weight gain. When the body experiences eustress (positive stress) as in exercise, or distress (negative stress) as in worry, the body releases powerful hormones to combat it. read more
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