UK Cyclists think roads are too dangerous

1 July 2014, 14:48

CyclistThe Grand Depart begins in Leeds on Saturday, but half of British adults believe their local roads are too dangerous to cycle on according to a BBC poll.

The poll showed older Britons were more likely than their younger counterparts to believe the roads were too dangerous: 61% of those aged 65 and over, compared to 45% of 18 to 24 year olds.

Chris Boardman, Olympic medallist and British Cycling policy adviser, said: “It’s clear…people don’t feel safe when riding their bikes on our roads. “In order to rectify this we need a clear commitment from government and local authorities to prioritise the safety and needs of cyclists in all future transport schemes.”

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Bollettieri’s on the Beeb

23 June 2014, 16:29

Nick_BollettieriLegendary coach and bestselling HK author Nick Bollettieri is part of the BBC’s Five Live team of pundits at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

Bollettieri shows no sign of slowing down and his contribution to world tennis is about to be finally recognised at a special ceremony on the 12th of July when will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Bollettieri is credited with developing many world-class players, including Andre Agassi, Monica Seles and Mary Pierce.

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The Grand Départ is almost here

23 June 2014, 11:19

After almost two years of planning, Yorkshire is about to welcome the world’s third largest sporting event to the “broad acres”.

In less than two week’s time the Grand Départ of the Tour de France starts from Leeds on Saturday 5th July and enthusiasts and spectators from around the world are set to descend on Yorkshire to see the world’s greatest cycle race set off on the first of two stages that will take in some of the county’s finest scenery and some of its most demanding terrain.

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UKSCA’S 10th Annual Conference

20 June 2014, 16:05

UKSCA’S 10th Annual Conference logoUKSCA’S 10th Annual Conference
19th – 20th July 2014
Chesford Grange
Warwickshire

The UK Strength and Conditioning Association’s Annual Conference is being held this year at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire.

It offers a packed programme of Keynote Addresses and Breakout Sessions presented by leading figures in the industry, including Greg Haff, co-author of Human Kinetics’ bestseller Periodization.

Human Kinetics will be selling copies of High Performance Training in Sports at a specially discounted rate, so be one of the first to get your hands on one of the most eagerly anticipated books we’ve ever published.

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Jobs for the Girls – or else

11 June 2014, 14:57

Helen Grant Football, rugby and cricket could all face cuts in government funding if their governing bodies fail to appoint more female directors, according to sports minister Helen Grant.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, her first since being promoted to what she still describes as “the best job in Government”, she made it clear that getting more women into decision-making roles was a top priority.

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Download our free World Cup Wallchart

11 June 2014, 09:56

2014 World Cup WallchartTwelve stadiums, 32 teams, 64 matches, 736 extraordinary athletes, billions of spectators. The world’s biggest single-sport tournament brings the excitement of the “beautiful game” to everyone.

The Human Kinetics’ World Cup Wallchart is packed full of information about the venues, the fixtures and the teams to keep you informed and ensure you don’t miss a game.

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Fatigue in footballers playing too many games

5 June 2014, 14:47

amateur footballAt certain times in a season, football players are required to play up to 3 competitive matches in a single week.

Previous studies suggest that the period of time between 2 consecutive weekly games is adequate for complete recovery and to maintain subsequent physical performance.

What has never been previously researched is the effect on players of undertaking this frequency of games over an extended period of time.

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Football coaching for primary schools

4 June 2014, 11:28

Youth Soccer Drills is an indispensable tool for coaching young footballers aged five to twelve. It contains over 100 drills and games to make training sessions more fun and productive.

Through these practice activities, even novice coaches will soon have young players mastering the essential skills of movement, dribbling, passing, shooting and heading.

Youth Soccer Drills will make practice more productive, put the fun back into fundamentals and help young players execute skills and tactics at the appropriate stage.

Normal Price: £12.99 I €16.90
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £10.39 I €13.52

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National School Sport Week

3 June 2014, 16:24

School Sport WeekThe Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sport Week, 2014 will take place from 23-27 June.

Since 2009, 9.6 million young people and 22,000 UK schools have taken part. This year schools are being encouraged to pledge that pupils will take part in five hours of PE and sport.

The UK Chief Medical Officer’s report states the benefits of physical activity on children’s health include:

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No fads, gimmicks, or miracle claims – just results

22 May 2014, 15:23

Nick Tumminello, renowned trainer and innovator in the field of human performance, explains how to use the 3 Cs of metabolic strength training — circuits, combinations and complexes.

It provides more than 150 exercises using barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, machines and body weight, plus realistic nutrition recommendations for staying healthy, maintaining muscle and regulating metabolism.

Whether a beginner looking for a step-by-step guide to fat loss or a seasoned fitness professional looking for new exercises to spice up existing routines, Strength Training for Fat Loss is the safe programme that produces results.

Normal Price: £14.99 I €19.50
HK Rwards Members’ Price: £11.99 I €15.60

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