Human Kinetics is the world’s leading information provider on physical activity and health, and operates around the world, with divisions in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

This blog is designed to keep you up-to-date with our latest products, as well as delivering the latest news on sport, fitness and health. The European division of Human Kinetics is running this blog and we love feedback, so if you have any news or suggestions, contact us and don’t forget to keep posted.

Human Kinetics publishes books under a range of subject areas.
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Sport and Exercise Science

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Aging and Physical Activity

Sport Management and Marketing


Fitness, Wellness and Exercise


Strength and Conditioning

Physical Education and Health



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  1. I had planned to sumibt a review of Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy earlier, but upon its arrival my husband picked it up and has been reluctant to part with it. It fired his enthusiasm for getting back into shape because of its clear, simple text and precisely rendered illustrations and effective photographs. I have never seen him respond to exercise materials as he has to this book. The publisher, Human Kinetics, always produces quality books, but this particular book can fire you up to want to exercise because it reduces reluctance through a solid presentation that makes you feel that your understand how to achieve your goals and why other approaches may have been ineffective. My husband has tried to shore-up sagging abdominals for a long time, but always quit routines that were either boring or painful. Delavier gives him the insights into how the body works, a variety of approaches, and ways to avoid injury while training. I believe this time, with this book, my husband will achieve his goals.There are 460 visual depictions of the recommended exercises and the body itself. There is not guesswork. You know which exercise will impact which muscle group and why. Delavier ensures you know how muscles, joints and bones work together and are affected by the 100 exercises divided into 60 programs. There is truly something for everyone in this book, male or female, young, middle-aged or older. You can improve both your body’s health and appearance through the knowledge this book provides.This is not just another general fitness book. It targets the core specifically and then provides routines designed to the specific needs of its readers. Therefore, you can aim for sculpting abs, reducing fatty tissue, improving your heart health or reducing lower back pain, but you can also train for enhanced performance in over 20 different sports. You will be taught what you should do, how you should do it, and why it is important.The book is divided into 6 parts: a general introduction that helps you key into identifying your goals and how to achieve them by giving you the nuts and bolts answers you need to start and maintain a program, how to make your abs more visible,specific exercises complete with tips and cautions, advanced exercises and techniques to further your program, exercises involving machines and accessories, and finally, a section on sports and goal-specific programs incorporating those exercises allowing you to fine-tune your approach (e.g., of special interest to me as a woman is how to minimize bloating and digestive problems and how to minimize or avoid lower back pain.)Core muscle fitness is more important than looking sexier. It improves posture, protects and strengthens spinal health, avoids back pain, improves digestion and reduces risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Done properly, as illustrated and discussed in this book, you can also get cardiovascular workouts equal to hours of running, but without the risks of joint damage to your knees and back. Now, if that isn’t enough to tempt you, just take a look at the book itself. The quality of the information, illustrations and photography will blow you away. I always offer books I receive to review to my husband to get his take on it. This is the first book he has studied, whose recommendations he is trying, and the first one that he was reluctant to part with long enough for me review. I understand why. In fact, I may have to buy another copy so we each have our own. It is that good.


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