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  • Good Form: A knee-saving exercise for the hamstrings

    Good Form: A knee-saving exercise for the hamstrings
    Here's a terrific way to train your hamstrings (the muscles in the back of your thighs) and buttocks without overworking the fronts of your thighs. It's excellent for people who have sensitive knees and cannot perform squats or lunges. Begin on all fours...
  • Good Form: Pilates ring adds intensity to workout

    Good Form: Pilates ring adds intensity to workout
    Props like this Pilates ring can help spice up your workout by challenging muscles in new ways. To add intensity to your obliques (side abdominal muscles) and adductors (inner thigh muscles), try this new move. Sit upright on a mat or a padded, level...
  • Good Form: Back arches

    Good Form: Back arches
    Here are two variations of back arches that will help counter the effects of rounded shoulders. Slouching tends to shorten the muscles in the front of your body and can overstretch the muscles in the back. These moves reverse that action and help...
  • The cyclist's tight spot

    WHEN urologist Dr. Irwin Goldstein declared in 1997: "There are only two kinds of male cyclists -- those who are impotent and those who will be impotent," many bike riders scoffed. Saying the equipment housed in their spandex shorts worked just fine, they...
  • Recipe: Crispy spiced duck with roasted baby turnips

    Recipe: Crispy spiced duck with roasted baby turnips
    Total time: 3 hours, 35 minutes, plus 2 1/2 days refrigeration Servings: 4 Note: If you can't find the baby turnips at the farmers market or Japanese turnips (kabu) at a grocery, you can use four large turnips, peeled and cut in thick wedges. The duck...
  • Recipe: European peasant-style vegetable soup model

    Recipe: European peasant-style vegetable soup model
    European peasant-style vegetable soup model Total time: 1 hour Servings: 12 as a first course or 8 as a main course Note: Adapted from "Cooking" by James Peterson Pistou or pesto 1 large bunches basil 2 cloves garlic, minced then crushed with the...
  • Yoga advice from Christine Burke, Candace Morano and Anthony Benenati

    Yoga advice from Christine Burke, Candace Morano and Anthony Benenati
    A few simple techniques can make the difference between a sore back (or other body part) and a strong, healthy one. CHRISTINE BURKE Co-owner and director of Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles Downward-facing dog: The body bends at the hips in an upside-...
  • The following takes place between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.: '24' shuts down

     
    Jack Bauer has cheated death a few dozen times, but he couldn't avoid cancellation. Tonight, the news becomes official: The clock will stop ticking on "24." After putting the tireless Counter Terrorist Unit agent to work for eight extra-long days,......
  • Apple or pear body type? Getting to the bottom of the issue

     
    Having a big butt, wide hips and full thighs is generally thought to come with a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and other health problems, while having a high proportion of belly fat increases that risk. We know this,......
  • Firm up the back of the thigh for a stronger leg

    Firm up the back of the thigh for a stronger leg
    The fronts of our thighs are often stronger than the backs because the fronts get used more often in everyday activities. To balance your leg strength, add this move to your workouts. You can wear ankle weights for more of a challenge. -- Karen Voight...
  • New techniques may improve a swimming pool workout

    New techniques may improve a swimming pool workout
    Last in a series Many adults know how to swim -- that is, they can get from one end of the pool to the other without too much trouble. But to swim proficiently and with finesse, they must learn to properly stroke, kick and breathe. That's where swim...