Enhanced E-books with Video Available from Human Kinetics
Whatever your sport or activity, Human Kinetics offers a wide variety of Enhanced E-books to help you achieve your goals.
These enhanced e-books allow you to access valuable information on topics ranging from strength & conditioning, health & fitness, and dance topics to sports including baseball, basketball, football, softball, swimming, tennis, and wrestling. Available for purchase through both Amazon’s Kindle store and Apple’s iBookstore, they are compatible with iOS devices—iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch—using the iBooks or Kindle app. They are also available via Barnes & Noble for use on the NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet. See listing below for more details.
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In Abs Revealed: Enhanced Edition, award-winning personal trainer Jonathan Ross provides a complete program for strengthening, sculpting, and maintaining your midsection. More than a collection of exercises, Abs Revealed: Enhanced Edition shows you how to fire your ab muscles with 60 core exercises demonstrated through 30 video clips and 62 slideshows. Regardless of your current fitness level you’ll be able to identify your goals and develop a personalized workout program to fit your schedule with progressions built in for quick and clear results.
In Basketball Shooting: Enhanced Edition, professional shooting coach Dave Hopla presents the same skills and strategies that have helped players such as Chris Bosh, Gilbert Arenas, Ben Gordon, Brandon Jennings, Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Ray Allen, and Kobe Bryant achieve great success on the basketball court. Covering long-range three pointers, midrange jumpers, bank shots, and free-throw shots, Coach Hopla pulls from his extensive coaching experience—which includes stops in the NBA and with multiple international squads—to help you master every element of a correct shot, with over 20 drills. Included are 43 video clips that demonstrate exactly how to perform various skills & drills. Some of the clips are of Hopla discussing coaching tips and strategies that have made him one of the world’s most sought-after experts.
a YouTube video about the book.
Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy: Enhanced Edition
Increase strength, build mass, burn fat, and define your muscles. With full-color anatomical illustrations, interactive muscle identifiers, animated videos, step-by-step instructions, and training advice, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy: Enhanced Edition is the authoritative resource for sculpting your physique without free weights, machines, or expensive equipment. Compatible with your iPad, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy: Enhanced Edition features 61 interactive muscle identifiers and 5 animated videos. It targets all muscle zones and primary muscle regions—arms, chest, shoulders, back, core, thighs, glutes, and calves—presenting nearly 150 of the most effective bodyweight exercises that can be performed anytime, anywhere. With expert advice from renowned strength trainer Bret Contreras and an additional 10 exercises that work the entire body, you’ll learn how to modify, combine, and sequence exercises to ramp up your routine and avoid plateaus.
“Bret Contreras is hands down one of the top fitness professionals. If you want to learn the science and art of bodyweight training, there is no better resource than Bret’s book, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy.”
In Championship Tennis: Enhanced Edition, world-class coach and regular Grand Slam clinician Frank Giampaolo and long-time Tennis magazine editor Jon Levey bring you expert instruction and professional insights to eliminate unforced errors, increase winning percentage, and improve your overall game. This enhanced e-book with audio/video and full-color images will help you learn how to: assess individual skills, evaluate practice sessions, and analyze performance; identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement; customize your training and conditioning to your skill set, experience, and style of play; increase the consistency and accuracy of your shots; and control your emotions and mentally prepare for every match. You’ll find the most effective, unparalleled drills for mastering groundstrokes, serves, volleys, and specialty shots as well 24 technique video clips that will show you how to master those drills. You’ll also get invaluable advice for improving anticipatory skills and recognizing, neutralizing, and countering your competition’s strengths and playing styles.
Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden once said, “People say Morgan Wootten is the best high school basketball coach in the country. I disagree. I know of no finer coach at any level—high school, college, or pro.” Morgan Wootten has retired from coaching, but his knowledge of the game remains unsurpassed and keen as ever. Coaching Basketball Successfully, Third Edition: Enhanced Edition contains a wealth of Wootten’s timeless wisdom. And, in this third edition, Wootten adds even more value—the coaching experiences, methods, and tactics of his son Joe Wootten, a successful high school coach himself. Loaded with insights, instruction, drills, and Xs and Os, this is the best single resource on making the most of your program, team, and players each season. This special enhanced edition of the book adds several video clips of Morgan talking about his personal insights of the game and his experiences as one of the winningest high school coaches of all time as well as video clips of how to set up several offensive & defensive tactics and specific plays.
Complete Conditioning for Football: Enhanced Edition
Today’s players are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before. A focused conditioning program has become essential to on-field success. Complete Conditioning for Football: Enhanced Edition features a comprehensive training approach that builds players’ abilities as well as the football-specific skills their positions require. In this special enhanced e-book, authors Pat Ivey and Josh Stoner explain and demonstrate the same exercises and drills they use to develop speed, power, strength, and agility with the game’s premier collegiate and professional players. Their programs will help you generate explosive power to move your opponent off the line of scrimmage; increase first-step, reactionary, and closing speed; improve arm and shoulder strength for longer, more accurate passes; and maximize agility and leg strength to hold blocks and break or avoid tackles. In addition, 40 video clips take you onto the gridiron and into the gym to demonstrate the most effective exercises and drills for your position, skill set, and goals.
Complete Conditioning for Soccer: Enhanced Edition
In Complete Conditioning for Soccer: Enhanced Edition, renowned soccer strength and conditioning coach Greg Gatz provides a comprehensive training approach that builds players’ physical abilities as well as the soccer-specific skills required for dribbling, tackling, passing, heading, shooting, and goalkeeping. Complete with assessments for determining a player’s fitness status and specific programs that improve balance, quickness, agility, speed, and strength, this enhanced e-book will help you dominate your position. The video clips put the training into action by demonstrating the key tests, exercises, and drills.
Complete Conditioning for Swimming: Enhanced Edition
From more powerful strokes to quicker turns, propel yourself to improved times with Complete Conditioning for Swimming: Enhanced Edition. This multidimensional training program uses fitness assessments to tailor strength, endurance, and flexibility exercises to each swimmer’s individual needs. Dave Salo, coach of Olympic medalists Lenny Krayzelburg, Aaron Peirsol, Amanda Beard, Jason Lezak, Rebecca Soni, Jessica Hardy, Ous Mellouli, Vladimir Morozov, Larsen Jensen, Gabe Woodward, Staciana Stitts, Colleen Lanne, Ricky Berens, Eric Shanteau, and Haley Anderson, and Scott Riewald, performance specialist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, have created a comprehensive program that incorporates exercises and drills for each stroke; event-based workouts and programs; dryland training; tapering for peak performance; year-round conditioning plans; and nutrition before, during, and after swim meets. Included are 72 video clips that take you to the pool and into the gym to demonstrate the drills and exercises used by the sport’s elite.
Derek Johnson, named college baseball’s National Pitching Coach of the Year in 2004 and National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2010, led Vanderbilt University to the College World Series in 2011, led by eight players who would later be selected in the Major League Baseball draft. In The Complete Guide to Pitching: Enhanced Edition, Johnson offers the expertise that has helped him put together several other tremendous pitching staffs in a special book perfect for pitching coaches and dedicated pitchers from the club level to the minor leagues. Featuring 60 drills complemented by 226 full-color photos and 50 video clips, exercises, and Johnson’s personal insights as part of his overall plan for pitching, this book shows how to refine mechanics, develop new pitches, improve physical conditioning, recognize a hitter’s weaknesses, and shut down a running game.
“Without question one of the best resources ever on pitching… Every pitching coach and pitcher in the nation should get a copy...” – Collegiate Baseball
a YouTube video about the book.
Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball: Enhanced Edition
Here’s the missing guide for slowpitch softball. It’s not a fastpitch softball book adapted to slowpitch softball. It’s a comprehensive and unique instructional guide to the unique sport of slowpitch. With Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball: Enhanced Edition, you will learn basic to advanced offensive and defensive techniques. And the comprehensive coverage of slowpitch strategies and tactics, as well as expert advice on physical and psychological conditioning, will ensure you step out of the dugout confident and prepared. Senior softball Hall of Famer Rainer Martens and his wife, Julie Martens, put their wealth of expertise together in this special edition containing 62 video clips and 105 full-color photos. With over 45 years of softball experience and PhDs in the sport sciences, Rainer and Julie bring unique insight into all aspects of the game.
a YouTube video about the Slowpitch Softball Suite.
Rick Trickett is considered by many football coaches to be the greatest collegiate offensive line coach in the history of the game. In Complete Offensive Line: Enhanced Edition, he passes down his 35-plus years of coaching experience to players and coaches of all offensive line positions, with in-depth instruction for mastering positional play as well as individual and team execution in the most popular systems of play. Beginning with a chapter covering the most important characteristics of offensive linemen, this book moves on to cover pass- and run-game fundamentals, including stances, footwork, hand positioning, pulling, and cutbacks. It then builds toward more advanced techniques and schemes, making it appropriate for the wide range of skills and experience seen at all levels of the game. 61 drills are complemented by 109 full-color photos and 21 video clips.
For the past 25 years, Jay Norvell has helped lead countless college and pro teams to victory and has coached many elite athletes, including Reggie Wayne, Sage Rosenfels, Doug Jolley, Juaquin Iglesias, and Manuel Johnson. Now he presents advice for wide receivers and their coaches in Complete Wide Receiver: Enhanced Edition. Designed for skill development and refinement, the 48 drills featured in this book, complemented by 12 video clips, cover the techniques of catching, blocking, route running, ball security, and game preparation. The content extends far beyond the basics by detailing how skills are used in game situations and by explaining the techniques and responsibilities of wide receivers based on various schemes of the passing game. In addition to the in-season instruction, off-season training, physical conditioning and mental training are covered.
Valdosta State University hitting coach Todd Guilliams is no stranger to offensive success on the field. His squad has ranked as high as fourth in NCAA Division II history and finished eighth nationally. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he and his brother Greg built a dynasty at Embry-Riddle, where he served as the hitting coach for 44 NAIA All-America selections. Now Guilliams brings his hitting expertise to High-Scoring Baseball: Enhanced Edition, with expert advice on the four offensive team goals and the six ways to create offensive pressure that gives every team a chance to be high scorers. Geared toward generating higher run production, this book includes 18 drills to improve hitting, bunting, bat control, strike zone awareness, base stealing, and baserunning, complemented by 148 full-color photos and 26 video clips.
Kettlebell Training: Enhanced Edition is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide that will get you started setting goals, assessing fitness, and selecting exercises. It’s highlighted by 53 video clips showing kettlebell experts demonstrating various exercises, helping you learn how to exercise safely and efficiently to maximize results. All of the clips can be viewed at normal speed and in slow motion. Meanwhile, each of the 95 total exercises is accompanied by detailed full-color photo sequences, step-by-step instruction, and training tips—instantly accessible and perfect for at home or in the gym.
Brad Schoenfeld, one of America’s leading strength and fitness professionals, 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, and best-selling author brings his expertise to The MAX Muscle Plan: Enhanced Edition,with everything needed for completing a total-body transformation in just six months. Packed with 109 exercises, each complemented by a video clip that demonstrates proper form, and over 200 photos that reveal Schoenfeld’s revolutionary muscle-building program, the book revolves around MAX—short for mitogen-activated xtreme training. Mitogens are the chemical substances that encourage cells to remodel, a process essential for muscle growth. The scientifically proven program enhances mitogenic and other growth-oriented training responses to promote optimal muscle development and eliminate training plateaus. It features a three-phase, six-month program for increasing lean body mass, building muscle and dramatically transforming the entire body.
The Publishing Innovation Awards have awarded the QED Seal to the enhanced edition of The MAX Muscle Plan based on its quality, excellence, and design. This distinction is earned by e-books offering a high quality user experience which readers can buy with confidence.
"The MAX Muscle Plan is a rare combination of rigorous science and practical experience, without the hype or wishful thinking." – Lou Schuler, author The New Rules of Lifting
"Brad Schoenfeld knows muscle ’n’ might, where it comes from, and how it gets here because he’s studied it, practiced it, and insisted on it. Read his words and ideas in The MAX Muscle Plan, put them into action, and grow." – Dave Draper, Mr. America and Mr. Universe
Strength and power—which provide the ability to move quickly with great force—are absolute necessities for today’s athletes. Elite players, coaches, and trainers rely on plyometrics to improve quickness, speed, jumping ability, footwork, body control, balance, and overall performance. With this authoritative guide on plyometrics, you can, too. In Plyometrics: Enhanced Edition, Drs. Donald Chu and Gregory Myer present only the best science-based and tested exercises and programs to ensure optimal power with minimal risk of injury. Together, they provide the surest and safest strength and power exercises and programs ever presented in one resource. Featuring 30 video clips — 28 demonstrating exercises and two with Dr. Chu discussing plyometrics — this comprehensive guide includes sport-specific power training regimens for baseball, basketball, football, mixed martial arts, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball, while showing how to integrate those plans into a total athlete development program.
With Strength Ball Training: Enhanced Edition strength and conditioning coaches Lorne Goldenberg and Peter Twist offer the easy way to build your own strength ball program with 142 exercises, accompanied by 256 full-color images and 53 video clips, for developing strength, power, balance, and core stability. Preferred by elite athletes, fitness experts, and strength and conditioning specialists, these exercises train the body as a linked system instead of targeting muscles in isolation. Exercises start with the core, where most movements are initiated, and then move out to the periphery, combining strength and balance in all the major muscle groups and the supporting muscles. The exercise finder links directly to the exercises you choose, while photos, slideshows, and video clips display proper technique in an ideal package that delivers visual demonstrations and exercise descriptions seamlessly.
Compatible with your iPad, Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition: Enhanced Edition combines step-by-step instructions, visually stunning illustrations, interactive muscle identifiers, and several videos to feature the top stretches for the neck; shoulders, back, and chest; arms, wrists, and hands; lower trunk; hips, knees and thighs; and feet and calves. It also showcases nine dynamic stretches to use as part of a sport warm-up. In addition to clear instructions and illustrations, Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition: Enhanced Edition has 59 interactive muscle identifiers with which the user can expand the illustration and highlight key muscles individually or collectively according to most-stretched or less-stretched.
Social Dance: Steps to Success 3rd Edition: Enhanced Edition
Social Dance: Steps to Success-Enhanced Edition is written by master teacher and dancer Judy Wright and includes 174 video clips for practice and demonstrations of key movements, footwork, and the dances themselves. This enhanced e-book with video teaches all the moves for 10 of today’s most popular dance styles: Merengue, Four-count swing and hustle, Waltz, Six-count swing, Foxtrot, Polka, Cha-cha, Rumba, Tango, Salsa and mambo. The first learning steps introduce you to the foundational skills and concepts needed for success on the dance floor, each being a smooth transition from the previous one. As you progress, learn not only how your posture and footwork affect your balance but also how to connect your footwork with the music, adjust to a partner, make the transition between partner positions, and create sequences from variations of each dance’s specific rhythmic step pattern.
iTunes • Barnes & Noble Master key techniques on the soccer field with the 4th edition of Soccer:Steps to Success-Enhanced Edition. This comprehensive guide features step-by-step instruction, 32 video clips, and 11 animated illustrations, on becoming skilled in individual techniques and team tactics. Improve your abilities in dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, defending, tackling, heading, and goalkeeping with the help of detailed descriptions, full-color photos and illustrations of all fundamental techniques, and twenty video clips. Then learn how and when to apply those skills in game situations, such as winning one-on-one matchups, attacking, and defending. More than 170 exercises and small-sided games, along with 12 different games and drills video clips, test your readiness to progress to the next step through the use of an easy-to-follow scoring system.
Whether you are completely new to tai chi or have practiced for years, Tai Chi Illustrated: Enhanced Edition will be your guide to the path of better health and self-awareness. Internationally renowned instructor Master Pixiang Qiu and mind–body exercise expert Weimo Zhu demonstrate the most effective forms for harnessing the healing power of chi, or energy. Follow their lead and improve balance and coordination, relieve stress, and reduce pain and muscle stiffness. Tai Chi Illustrated-Enhanced Edition offers a comprehensive look at the mind-body exercise with full-color photo sequences and 13 video clips demonstrating the most popular tai chi routines. Photos are accompanied by numbered steps that explain how to execute each move, making the exercises accessible for beginning and intermediate audiences alike. The book and video clips focus on the most popular yang-style routines, including Grasp Sparrow’s Tail and Part the Wild Horse’s Mane, all of which can be performed in limited space with minimal training.
Lee Rose has been one of basketball’s most knowledgeable and respected coaches over the past 50 years at the high school, college, and professional levels. Winning Basketball Fundamentals: Enhanced Edition presents his proven program for success, the same one he used in taking teams from two different colleges to the Final Four. From offense to defense to transition play and special situations, Coach Rose covers every tactical facet of the game and adds his insights for improving execution in each.