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  • Gear: Heart rate monitors, vital sign trackers keep you in the know during workout

    Gear: Heart rate monitors, vital sign trackers keep you in the know during workout
    Whether you're 18 or 80, if you like to run, bike, row, swim, cross-country ski or climb mountains, you have to keep an eye on the old ticker — for training and safety purposes. Those aiming for victory have to know how hard to push it; those out...
  • Exercise equipment that makes routines less so

    Exercise equipment that makes routines less so
    Adding dynamic movement to strength exercises, such as doing a squat on a moving surface, is a good thing, forcing your body to balance, coordinate and challenge a wide range of muscle groups at once. Here are some dynamic new fitness products that...
  • Music to my ears: Not!

     Music to my ears: Not!
    A freak for fitness, I decided the other day to concentrate on what trainers call the "core muscle groups," the very struts of the human body. In my case, the core muscles are the tongue and the schnitzel. The schnitzel is unfamiliar to many folks, but...
  • Gear: Bicycles shift into high-tech mode

    Gear: Bicycles shift into high-tech mode
    The "retro-grouch" — that hard-core traditionalist cyclist who was riding before it was cool and grew to hate the carbon fiber frames, heart rate monitors and other technological advances that swept the bike world in the last two decades —...
  • Lap-Band maker needs to step up

    Lap-Band maker needs to step up
    Like most big companies, Irvine pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc. likes to project the image of an upstanding corporate citizen. Indeed, it devotes several pages of its website to its purported good works. Yet it's still proper to ask: When will...
  • Man About Town: At Hollywood Park, playing the ponies is family fun

    Man About Town: At Hollywood Park, playing the ponies is family fun
    With a caffeine headache and 60 bucks in my britches, I head out to the pony rides on a Friday night — to glittery, improbable Hollywood Park, now officially Betfair Hollywood Park. The Inglewood track's spring-summer semester has just started, and...
  • Gear: Sound systems to tune up workouts

    Gear: Sound systems to tune up workouts
    Music may be the ultimate performance-enhancing drug. It makes long runs shorter, big hills smaller and hard stuff easier. In fact, studies have shown it can speed your warm-up by raising your heart rate, motivating you to move faster, even enhancing your...
  • USC and UCLA as one big, happy family

     USC and UCLA as one big, happy family
    So I'm stuck at a light at Jefferson and Hoover, waiting for some freshman in a Bavarian sedan to finish texting all her boyfriends, when the idea hits me: USC merges with UCLA, into one mega-university. One great school, the envy of the world. One...
  • Man About Town: Lucha VaVoom draws this man out of the house

    Man About Town: Lucha VaVoom draws this man out of the house
    First of all, it's very loud. Loud enough to trigger menopause in mice. And the audience has this look, the same facial cha-cha you see in the third period of epic hockey games, when the fans' eyes start to suds up from too much beer. In this case, it'...
  • Jerry Buss and Earvin Johnson made magic together

    Jerry Buss and Earvin Johnson made magic together
    The beloved mentor and his favorite student spent their final hours together holding hands on a hospital bed. Jerry Buss was entering the final stage of his life after a long battle with cancer, and he wanted to spend some of it with Magic Johnson....
  • Man About Town: A new stage for National Lampoon

    Man About Town: A new stage for National Lampoon
    Like to laugh, don't care why or where. Don't care the occasion, formal or otherwise, though the formal ones always — to quote Jack Nicholson — "bring out the devil in me." Like to laugh with people and at people and for people, which is...