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Master standard and sport-specific auxiliary lifts

Master standard and sport-specific auxiliary lifts

Auxiliary lifts are special exercises that are sport specific and help prevent injuries common in a sport. Chin-ups and lat pull-downs would be sport-specific exercises for baseball players because the latissimus dorsi muscles of the upper back internally rotate the upper arms. read more
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Shift to a growth mindset and unlock your full potential

Shift to a growth mindset and unlock your full potential

I harbored a fixed mindset, which is the belief that traits and abilities are fixed and cannot be changed or improved (Dweck 2013). Whenever I violated any of my (admittedly arbitrary) diet rules, I interpreted my lapse as a sign that I simply was not destined to be in amazing shape. read more
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Phenomenon of Flow

Phenomenon of Flow

On the most important day of her life, Shelby Hyatt woke up unable to breathe. The 16-year-old high school junior from Bryson City, North Carolina, swept her hands all around the nightstand trying to find her rescue inhaler, but in the pitch-blackness of an unfamiliar motel room her effort proved futile. read more
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Learn the mental and emotional skills needed to win

Learn the mental and emotional skills needed to win

There is a 0.1 percent chance you might beat Brian physically, but there’s a 0.00001 percent chance you’ll beat him mentally. That’s why he has done so much winning over so many decades. read more
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Who should use the Bigger Faster Stronger readiness program?

Who should use the Bigger Faster Stronger readiness program?

Although many athletes will be ready to jump right into the BFS set - rep system, others are more suited to starting with the BFS Readiness Program. Here are some examples. read more
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Visit Human Kinetics at the 2017 NRPA National Conference

Visit Human Kinetics at the 2017 NRPA National Conference

Visit Human Kinetics at booth #1246 at the 2017 National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Annual Conference on September 26-27, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. read more
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Develop strength to add power to your stroke

Develop strength to add power to your stroke

To develop strength in the lats and the muscles of the upper back, some of the most important muscles for generating the power behind your pull. read more
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The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise

The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise

Load-based power training involves explosively moving a weight or resistance throughout a range of motion. Exercises in this category include Olympic lifts, Olympic lift variations, pause squats, and resisted jumps. Technique and speed of movement should be the primary focus when performing Olympic lifts. The execution of proper technique and the speed of the bar are the factors that determine whether and when the athlete progresses in weight. read more
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Gold Standards Versus Variability

Gold Standards Versus Variability

Instructors of physical skills sometimes teach with a template in mind (e.g., the movement pattern of a highly skilled athlete). After all, doesn’t it make sense to imitate the best? read more
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Motor Learning

Motor Learning

Motor learning is a subdiscipline of motor behavior that examines how people acquire motor skills. Motor learning is a relatively permanent change in the ability to execute a motor skill as a result of practice or experience. read more
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