Author: Human Kinetics

Injury prevention methods every footballer should know

Photo by Pixabay (Pexels) Injury is something which can fill players and coaches with a feeling of dread, potentially hindering performance for both the individual and the team.  Preparing the body through conditioning, strength training, and developing power, speed and agility are all key factors in preventing injury in football, ensuring the body is primed and ready for the demands of the sport. However, preventing injury isn’t simply about physical fitness. In fact preventing injury starts before even stepping into the training session. In this post we explore the key aspects of daily training and match routines to help lower the risk of injury taken from Complete Conditioning for Soccer.  Sleep It’s probably not news to you that getting enough quality sleep is important. It’s vital for our overall health, but also for injury prevention too.  When preparing for a match sleep should be taken into consideration. Pre-match day training should help players return to their baseline levels, to perform close to their optimal standards. This includes the management and care of all fatigue and damage the body …

Active at home

Active at home

Image by Alexy Almond (Pexels) It’s tough to transition from a routine gym-goer to not having access to the spaces and equipment you’re used to. Staying active at home doesn’t have to mean a less impactful workout. We’ve got the resources you need to turn your home into a successful workout zone. Check out all our resources below, organized by the type of workout you’d like to do or the equipment you have available. Looking to keep your kids active while out of school? We’ve got help for that, too. What kind of workout do you want to do? What kind of equipment do you want to use? Stay safe, everyone.

Win Golf Anatomy 2nd Edition ebook

Competition now closed – Win Golf Anatomy To celebrate the release of this amazing new book, we’re giving away a copy of the ebook to one lucky winner. That’s right, you can win Golf Anatomy in our easy-to-enter and totally free competition! Golf Anatomy, Second Edition has proven to be the number one golf book for golfers at all levels. So why not enter now and see for yourself! Win Golf Anatomy 2nd Edition ebook Golf Anatomy includes 72 exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-colour anatomy illustrations highlighting the muscles in action. You will see how to improve mobility, stability, balance and body awareness, and muscle strength and power to add distance to drives, consistency to your short game, and accuracy to your putts. This competition is totally free to enter and open to all! Simply add your details to enter our competition and one lucky winner will be selected at random on Friday 29 June 2018. Good Luck! Competition now closed Win Golf Anatomy 2nd Edition ebook Competition Rules This competition to win Golf Anatomy is sponsored by Human Kinetics Europe Ltd. The closing …