Welcome to the Friendly Games

23 July 2014, 10:12

MascotGlasgow’s moment has arrived after seven years of waiting as the Commonwealth Games will officially get under way following tonight’s opening ceremony.

The Commonwealth Games is a unique, world class event which is held once every four years and is often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’ and is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games

More than 4,500 athletes will compete across 17 events in the next 11 days.

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High Performance Training for Sports special offer

22 July 2014, 10:09

High-Performance Training for Sports changes the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance. This groundbreaking work presents the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols and programmes for developing today’s athletes.

Editors David Joyce and Dan Lewindon have gathered contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching and rehabilitation.

The list of contributors reads like a Who’s Who of world experts who share the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians as well as top athletes and teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, English Premier League, Tour de France and International Rugby.

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Around 30% of Alzheimers cases could be avoided

17 July 2014, 14:10

Aerobic Exercise for elders One in three cases of dementia could be avoided by changes in lifestyle, according to a study published in the August Issue of Lancet Neurology.

The research, undertaken by a team from Cambridge University, says that one in three cases of the condition could be prevented by a combination of regular exercise, a reduction in smoking and by tackling health problems such as obesity and diabetes.

The study examined seven potentially modifiable risk factors that have consistent evidence of an association with the disease – diabetes, midlife hypertension, midlife obesity, physical inactivity, depression, smoking and low educational attainment.

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The best-selling sport and exercise psychology book

17 July 2014, 12:05

The the best-selling sport and exercise psychology book on the market, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides a thorough introduction to the key concepts in the field.

Written by internationally respected authors, it provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Normal Price: £64.99 l €84.50
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £51.99 l €67.60

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The Grandest ever Grand Départ

16 July 2014, 09:47

sw07_TDF_Stage_OneAlthough the Tour de France has now départed these shores, for those of us who witnessed first hand the incredible scenes over the three UK stages the memories will linger on for years to come.

Any fears that the people of Yorkshire would not come out to support the event were soon dispelled when it became clear that this event was going to be something very special.

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Free Podcast on High Performance Training for Sports

14 July 2014, 16:26

PodcastDavid Joyce, joint author of High Performance Training for Sports has recorded Part One of a Podcast series based on the book, with Jeremy Boone (Coach Your Best). In the podcast David discusses his background and what inspired him to write this book? He details exactly who can benefit from the book and what he means by the concept of the modern athlete. He goes on to explain the difference between Movement Freedom and Movement Control and the relationship between low back pain and a hula hoop. The concept of ‘Injury as an Opportunity’ is also discussed as is why the psychology of injury is so important to address in a return to play programme. Listen to it now >>


International Sports Science & Sports Medicine Conference 2014

11 July 2014, 15:34

ISSSMCInternational Sports Science & Sports Medicine Conference
Northumbria University
Newcastle
19th – 21st August 2014

As usual this years’ Conference will feature presentations by, and discussions with, 30 leading global experts in all aspects of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, including HK authors Iñigo Mujika and Vicky Tolfrey.

Human Kinetics will also have a display of books at the event where visitors can browse some of the latest books covering a whole range of relevant Sport Science and Medicine topics, including the eagerly anticipated new release, High Performance Training for Sport.

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McGeechan and Murray join line up at Global Coaches House

11 July 2014, 14:19

GCH logoGlobal Coaches House
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Saturday 26 July to Saturday 2 August 2014

Former Scotland and British Lions Coach Ian McGeechan and current British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray join an impressive list of leading coaching exponents supporting an eight day celebration of coaching during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Surface palpation techniques for physiotherapists

11 July 2014, 14:11

This comprehensive guide is supported by photographs demonstrating palpation techniques of surface body landmarks and will assist students and healthcare professionals in becoming proficient in surface palpation techniques.

Employing a step-by-step approach, Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation describes each stage in using palpation as a key component during a physical examination, covering the bony tissue, soft tissue and neurovascular structures of all body regions.

Normal Price: £46.99 l €61.10
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £37.59 l €48.88

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Chokers or Champs, the art of the penalty shootout

10 July 2014, 11:14

Sneider penalty missFollowing Holland’s dramatic exit on penalties in the 2014 World Cup semi final, it is worth looking back at a report by researchers at the University of Exeter which showed for the first time the effect of anxiety on a footballer’s eye movements while taking a penalty.

The study showed that when penalty takers are anxious they are more likely to look at and focus on the centrally positioned goalkeeper.

Due to the tight coordination between gaze control and motor control, focusing on the goalkeeper means shots also tend to centralise, making them easier to save.

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