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Why Christmas songs might be inappropriate for your festive workout

This infographic has been created by sports psychologist and Human Kinetics author, Dr. Costas Karageorghis.

Dr. Costas Karageorghis is renowned for his research into the effects of music in the realm of exercise and sport. He has published two books with Human Kinetics, including Inside Sport Psychology and Applying Music in Exercise and Sport. Continue reading

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Music to enhance enjoyment, motivation and performance

Applying Music in Exercise and Sport combines contemporary research, evidence-based practice and specific recommendations to guide you in your use of music.

Find out how to apply music to enhance your enjoyment, motivation and performance in exercise and sport.

Throughout the text, you’ll explore the psychological and physiological effects of music and learn how to apply scientific principles to a variety of workout settings.

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Kinetic Anatomy, Third Edition CE course

Our course of the week this week is Kinetic Anatomy, Third Edition Print CE 

Understand human anatomy for the purpose of studying movement with this continuing education course. Kinetic Anatomy, Third Edition Print CE Course guides you through the bones, joints, muscles, muscle attachments, nerves and blood vessels of the body with a full-colour illustrated text. In-depth knowledge of the anatomical structures involved with physical movement will help you to identify and correct postural problems, prevent injury, and individualise exercise programmes for your clients.

Take the course today and you will be able to identify the ligaments and tendons that attach the bones and form the major joints as well as the major muscles of the human body.

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The British Association of Exercise Sciences (BASES) endorse this course and a huge 13 BASES points are on offer upon completion. The course is also endorsed by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) for three points.

Course Objectives

  • Identify all the bones of the human body and their anatomical landmarks.
  • Identify the ligaments and tendons that attach the bones and form the major joints of the human body.
  • Identify the major muscles of the human body, their positions, and actions.
  • Describe the fundamental movements of the human body.
  • Identify the major blood vessels and nerves of the human body.
  • Communicate using the universal language of human anatomy.
  • Apply anatomy of the muscles to specific training exercises of the upper and lower body and the core.

At the conclusion of the course, you will take a continuing education exam to receive credits through participating organisations.
You will be able to retrieve your certificate of completion from the My Courses/Transcripts area of the Education Center and submit it to your certifying organisation. Instructions for retrieving this certificate will be e-mailed to you when your order is complete.

About the Author

Robert S. Behnke, HSD, is retired after 39 years of teaching anatomy, kinesiology, physical education and athletic training courses. Behnke has been honoured on several occasions for excellence in teaching – including receiving the Educator of the Year Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. During his 11-year tenure as chair of the NATA Professional Education Committee, he initiated the petition to the American Medical Association that led to the national accreditation process for entry-level athletic training education programmes.

Dr. Behnke spent most of his career at Indiana State University, where he was a professor of physical education and athletic training and director of undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs. He has extensive experience as an athletic trainer both in high schools and at the university level, serving as the head athletic trainer at Illinois State University from 1966 to 1969 and the University of Illinois from 1969 to 1973. He was an athletic trainer at the 1983 World University Games and for the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball trials in 1984.

During sabbaticals in 1982 and 1989, he served as an athletic trainer for boxing, men’s field hockey, team handball, ice skating, roller hockey, gymnastics, judo, and cycling at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He is still in high demand as a speaker and an athletic trainer throughout the world.

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AFPT Convention 2016

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Human Kinetics are pleased to be partnering with the AFPT Convention 2016. This year’s event takes place in Oslo, Norway from 26-28th August 2016.

The convention aims to provide enthusiasts of exercise, nutrition and health with a platform for learning and teaching. It hosts a number of lectures from the various different fields of expertise, with the speakers drawing on their knowledge. Continue reading

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Perform at the highest level with the lowest risk of injury

More than a decade after his original work, Michael Boyle brings an update to New Functional Training for Sports.

This new edition includes exercise programmes to maximise movements in competition. It’s the perfect guide for athletes, personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches.

Boyle draws on current research and his wealth of experience to offer programming advice and tips on stretching and dynamic warmups.

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Maximal Interval Training CE Course

New continuing education course bringing a proven plan to develop power, strength and agility.

It builds on concepts presented in Maximum Interval Training designed to help personal trainers deliver effective muscle building training programmes.

There are several ready-to-use programmes targeting muscle groups for strength, endurance, agility, tactical training and conditioning, plus the tools to develop individualised programme for your clients.

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Think, move and play with purpose

Running back is a position that many have played but very few have excelled in, Complete Running Back is the ultimate guide to help you succeed in the sport’s most important position.

Tim Horton brings his insights, advice and expertise, all allowing you to think, move and playing with purpose.

The guide features 81 of the most effective drills all designed to help you master field running, blocking and pass-catching. It’s the perfect resource for both players and coaches.

 
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