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Special to The TimesHere's a dynamic exercise to help you develop flexibility and strength without risking injury or building bulk. You'll increase your upper body strength while stretching the backs of your legs. Step 1 Kneel with your forearms and palms of your hands on...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSix-pack abs -- everyone wants them, but only some know the best ways to get them. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just about staying loyal to the standard crunches. The secret to the six-pack is more complex and incorporates a healthful diet to...
If you're new to yoga, here's a way to modify the classic chair pose. Practice half-chair for a while before progressing to the more challenging full chair position. This gives you a chance to learn proper technique without developing bad habits. --...
When performing upper body exercises, remember to play it safe with your shoulders by adding a simple rotation to front raises. This will reduce any undue stress on your neck and shoulders while still allowing you to reap all the benefits. -- Karen...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSly Stone, the Howard Hughes of the Woodstock scene, rolled up on a hulking three-wheel custom chopper painted the color of lemons. His straggly hair was tucked up beneath an ebony San Francisco Giants baseball cap with sparkly silver threading and draped...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe buzzards led Nick Bursio to his prized calf. He found the body just over a rise in the field, with a bullet hole in its left shoulder, near the heart. Bursio had heard of animals killed by rustlers for their meat. But not until that May morning had...
Tags: Agriculture, Personal Weapon Control, Buttocks, Farms, Ted Bundy
Times Staff WriterHer words hung in the air. I should quit. She looked away from her father. He was stunned. He didn't know what to say, but he knew he had to say something — and fast. To him, "quit" was a four-letter word. So long as she was his daughter, Seniesa...
Too many of us spend all day sitting at computers, not moving for hours on end. Being that sedentary can take a toll on the body: Hip flexors become stiff from the constant 90-degree bend, shoulders begin to slouch forward and necks and backs can start to...
If you suffer from low-back pain, the most important thing you can do is consistently perform a safe and effective exercise to strengthen the muscles supporting that area. -- Karen Voight Step 1 Begin on all fours, with your hands directly below your...
Tags: Back Pain
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGalapagar, Spain Angostura, hulking and black, with the number 12 branded into his side, probably doesn't know he's green. He is one of Spain's legendary "fighting bulls," and his benefits to the environment constitute a new argument used by...
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