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Agility Training Drills
The following types of drills should be included in an agility training program: Line drills: Drills conducted in a linear fashion that incorporate change of direction, footwork, reaction time, acceleration, deceleration, stopping ability, conditioning, transitions between skills, and cutting ability.
Assessing Your Athlete
One problem that many trainers and coaches confront is how to effectively and efficiently evaluate human movement. To authentically evaluate movement, we must understand one main principle of training: The "test is the exercise and the exercise is the test" (Gray 2004).
Components of a weight training program
Although you may have a specific weight training goal, there are several components for all weight training programs. First and most important, beginning and intermediate exercisers should start with a 5- to 10-minute aerobic warm-up, such as walking on a treadmill or jumping rope.
Correct ankle and knee position
Your ankles should remain flexible during the stride. The more rigid they are, the more force your body will experience as your foot contacts the ground.
Eight types of running workouts
This book outlines just eight types of workout. However, within each type, the sessions are extremely flexible so you can vary the length and pace to fit your ability and goal.
Enhance pelvic position awareness with a segmental bridge
Purpose: To enhance pelvic position awareness while engaging the TVA and to improve spine mobility.
Externally rotate the hip without extraneous movement using the clam
Purpose: To increase awareness of pelvic pyramid stability while strengthening the gluteus medius by externally rotating the hip without extraneous movement.
Five areas of physical fitness
Each of the five areas of physical fitness plays an important role in being fit, and one is not more important than another. Think about the components of a car: What’s the use in having a nice-looking exterior if the motor is shot or the tires are flat?
Learn to isolate and contract the pelvic pyramid
TVA activation feels very gentle, more like a subtle tightening, or "cinching," inward of the abdominal wall rather than a forceful contraction.
Moving from Simple to Complex Core Exercises
Start by training the four basic trunk movement patterns with dynamic or static exercises. Beginners would do well to include exercises that train single-plane basic movement patterns.
Plyometric Drills
Stability Ball Impact Lockouts | Purpose: To strengthen the core and improve the body’s ability to absorb impact. Procedure: Assume a hand-on-ball push-up position, keeping the core (abdominal muscles, lower back, and hips) tight (see figure a).
Proper push-up form
Some of the most popular exercises can be performed with or without equipment. Upper-body exercises include the push-up or bench press, dumbbell row or pull-up, overhead press, biceps curl, and dip. Lower-body exercises include the squat, lunge, and calf raise.
Provide an estimate of total body volume with hydrostatic weighing
Hydrostatic weighing (HW) is a valid, reliable, and widely used laboratory method for assessing total Db. Hydrostatic weighing provides an estimate of total body volume (BV) from the water displaced by the body’s volume.
Strengthen the triceps
The triceps muscle is located at the back of the arm and is used not only to straighten the arm but also to keep the elbow from moving when performing fine movements of the forearm, such as writing. The triceps muscle is also involved in pushing actions, as in opening doors.
Technology can boost physical activity promotion  
Technology is a double-edged sword. Computers, for example, contribute to sedentary leisure-time behaviors (e.g., playing seated computer games). On the other hand, technology has been used to promote physical activity and change exercise behavior.
Ten strength promoting exercises
If you go to a gym, you can choose from many types of strength-promoting equipment, including free weights and almost any type of machine using any type of movement you can imagine.
The Benefits of Core Exercise on Swimming
Fast swimming relies on an athlete’s ability to simultaneously generate propulsive force with the arms and legs while attempting to minimize the drag resistance experienced as she knifes through the water.
The weight training programs you need for the body you desire—now with video
Expanded, enhanced, and improved, this new edition of the perennial best-selling guide provides an overview of weight training. From equipment selection to exercise technique, it has the information you need to get to work quickly, safely, and correctly, along with 40 videos illustrating many exercises found in the book.
Two weeks until marathon day
Marathons are hard work. They don’t begin at the starting line but in the training that begins many months earlier. They take hours to run, and they end not at the finish line, but with recovery that lasts for weeks.
Understanding food labels
You have already learned the importance of exercise, and this step will help you understand the importance of your nutrition needs and how to meet those needs. A nutrient is a substance the body needs in order to work properly.

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