| Dec 14, 2007
Fans and teammates anointed him the "heart and soul" of the Dodgers, the late-blooming hard-charger whose 2004 trade stung like a betrayal to those who bleed blue.
Now, the explosive report by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell on the use of steroids and...
| Jan 28, 2008
In strength training, making a slight change in your position can often make a difference. Doing the same exercises the same way puts muscles on "autopilot." Changing hand position in bent-over rows focuses more on the biceps and mid-back.
| Jan 30, 2008
WE were wandering south along Tomales Bay a couple of months ago and stopped in for oysters at a little place called Marshall Store. I ordered up a dozen raw, and an icy Sierra Nevada. And then, just on a whim, I asked them to toss in another dozen...
| Sep 21, 2009
Update this popular abdominal exercise by performing it on a foam roller. You'll train multiple core muscles at the same time with one simple move.
1. Lie face up on a full-length, round foam roller with your head and hips supported on the roller....
| Oct 5, 2009
The more active we are, the tighter our hips tend to be. Perform this stretch on a regular basis and you'll keep those strong gluteal muscles flexible.
-- Karen Voight
1. Sit in a cross-legged position on the floor. Inhale and sit up tall. Hold your...
| Oct 12, 2009
The current economic climate -- not to mention fears of the H1N1 flu -- may drive some fitness buffs to skip the gym this fall and stay home to sweat.
In that case, gear may be in order. We asked three personal trainers to recommend their favorite pieces...
| Jun 22, 2009
Nearly six decades ago, a 6-foot-2, rail-thin 17-year-old from Burbank High muffed the kickoff in the last football game of the season. "I kicked the ball about 15 yards -- then ran over and dove on it. Coach yelled out, 'Great onside kick, Wildman.'...
| Jan 8, 2007
SWEAT glistens on 24-year-old triathlete Lauren Robertson's forehead as she pedals a bicycle hooked up to a computer measuring her power output. As Ashton Johnson, co-owner of Sundance Cycles in Agoura Hills, adjusts the seat and handlebar height on...
| Oct 16, 2006
THE role models are all around us: 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone looking trim and muscular, 65-year-old singer Aaron Neville sporting bulging biceps, and a robust Harrison Ford, 64. What do they have that other men their age don't?
Maybe a good...
| Oct 16, 2006
THE job description of little boys includes running around, screaming and fidgeting. But by the time those boys reach midlife, a sea change has often happened. They're falling asleep in front of the TV at 7 p.m. and laboring up stairs they would have...
| Aug 17, 2009
Denise Austin has made a life out of motivating people to get moving. For more than 25 years, the San Pedro native has watched the fitness world transform, cheerleading along the way. She's sold more than 20 million exercise videos and DVDs, starred in...