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Muscle (INACTIVE)

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  • Weighing in on the Shake Weight

    Weighing in on the Shake Weight
    Of the hundreds of exercise gadgets that have graced TV airwaves over the years, only a handful ever become big-time sellers and even fewer become cultural phenomenons. The Shake Weight is definitely in that rarified category. Over 3.6 million people have...
  • A Botox gap in understanding emotion

    A Botox gap in understanding emotion
    Botox may be famous for erasing frown lines, but it also may disrupt an important chain of communication between the face and the brain. Not only do our facial expressions reflect our emotional ups and downs, they appear to send crucial feedback to our...
  • Greece's soothing hot springs

    Greece's soothing hot springs
    A fly landed on my nose, and I wanted to sneeze, but I didn't dare. Muscled masseur Manoli, who had just caked my face with a slime-ball of stinking sludge, warned me not to move a muscle if I wanted this sulfurous mud pack's miraculous properties to...
  • A cadaver gets under her skin

    A cadaver gets under her skin
    We enter the gross anatomy lab at 8 a.m. and spend the next two-and-a-half hours palpating bodies, cutting through skin and subcutaneous fat, probing muscle layers and searching for nerves and blood vessels. Before our first day, our anatomy professor...
  • The success recipe for fitness: Mix in the fun

    The success recipe for fitness: Mix in the fun
    Put away the eggnog and break out the tennis shoes — it's New Year's resolution time, and no doubt millions have made the pledge to get fit. Many of them will join a gym only to find they're bored with the monotony of cardio equipment and weight...
  • Surfing: Full-body workout and stress reliever

    Surfing: Full-body workout and stress reliever
    Surfing may be a clich├ęd pastime in Southern California, but make no mistake, it is physically and mentally challenging. The pros just make it look easy. Catching a wave may be harder than it seems, but after a class or two even the most challenged...
  • Muscles may get a boost from cool palms

    You're going for one last set of bench presses, but fatigue is setting in. Do you reach for a sports drink? Look to your trainer for motivation? A new study suggests you may want to cool your palms. Cooling muscles between weight-lifting sets has shown...
  • Strength training does more than bulk up muscles

    Strength training does more than bulk up muscles
    Strength training has strong-armed its way beyond the realm of bodybuilding. A growing body of research shows that working out with weights has health benefits beyond simply bulking up one's muscles and strengthening bones. Studies are finding that...
  • Resistance training that you can try at home

    Resistance training that you can try at home
    How much strength training is enough to build muscles and garner some health benefits? Kent Adams, director of the exercise physiology lab at Cal State Monterey Bay, says most healthy people can follow the basic guidelines from the American College of...
  • Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids

    Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids
    It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...
  • The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns

    The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns
    Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...