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Why do they grunt?

Does the ‘tennis grunt’ serve a useful purpose, or is it simply a bit of gamesmanship designed to put off opponents?

Ever since Monica Seles was psyched out of the 1992 Wimbledon title after demands that she reduce the noise level of her grunts, this issue has been of great debate particularly in women’s tennis.

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Academic News, Books

New edition of Physiology of Sport and Exercise has arrived

The new sixth edition of Physiology of Sport and Exercise has arrived at the Human Kinetics Europe office in Leeds.

We can start dispatching your copies very soon!


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Skinny Jeans
Fitness News

Squatting in skinny jeans can be harmful

A 35-year-old Australian woman had to be cut out of a pair of ‘skinny jeans’ after her calves ballooned in size, according to a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

The woman had been helping a family member move house which involved many hours of squatting while emptying cupboards.

She had been wearing ‘skinny jeans’ and recalled that her jeans had felt increasingly tight and uncomfortable during the day.

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Strength Training Past 50
Books, Fitness News

How to be active, healthy and look great at 50

Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Completely updated, the new third edition of Strength Training Past 50 features 83 exercises for free weights, machines, kettlebells, stability balls and elastic bands plus 30 programmes for endurance, speed and strength.

It’s equally suitable for novices and those who have been training their entire lives.

If you’re an HK Rewards member, you get the ebook free when you buy the print copy.

Normal Price: £15.99 I €22.40
HK Rewards: £12.79 I €17.92

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