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New CEO for Human Kinetics

CEO Brian Holding (left) and successor Skip Maier

CEO Brian Holding (left) and Skip Maier

Human Kinetics’ Chief Executive, Brian Holding, has announced he is to step down at the end of 2015.

“It’s time for someone else to take over and bring in some fresh ideas,” said Brian, who first broached the idea of stepping down as CEO with Human Kinetics President Rainer Martens last August.

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Children more familiar with beer brands than biscuits

Aaron-Lennon-004Campaigners are calling for stricter alcohol marketing regulations to protect children and young people after research has found that primary school aged children as young as 10 years old are more familiar with beer brands, than leading brands of biscuits, crisps and ice-cream.

The research also found half of children associate their favourite football teams and tournaments with the beer brands they are sponsored by, with 3 in 5 children associating Chang beer with Everton football club.

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New Face at Human Kinetics

Emma-Corson Meet Emma Corson, Human Kinetics’ new Sales Executive.
Emma will concentrate on sales of our trade titles to resellers such as bookshops and sports, health and fitness outlets. She will also be a regular attendee on the Human Kinetics’ stands at relevant events and exhibitions. In the meantime, if you’d like to contact her you can do so by email at emmac@hkeurope.com or call her on 0113 2555 665, ext 203.

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The essentials of coaching teenage runners

Updated, expanded and enhanced, this new edition further enhances its standing as the standard reference for athletes and coaches in cross country, track and field, and road. Athletes will learn to optimise performance through tempo running, interval training and technique work to improve form and gain a competitive advantage with expert advice and strategies for event-specific training, avoiding injuries, and overcoming setbacks. The book contains guidelines for designing customised daily, weekly and seasonal programmes as well as coverage of hot topics including nutritional supplements, barefoot running and minimalist shoes, and gearing training to the specific needs of girls and boys.

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Early birds and night owls perform best at different times

Ealy RiserOur internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold, say researchers.

A study by a team at the University of Birmingham and published in the journal Current Biology, showed performance times varied by 26% throughout the day.

Early risers reached their athletic peak around lunchtime, while night owls were best in the evening.

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