| Jul 11, 2011
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...
| May 16, 2011
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...
| Jul 25, 2011
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...
| Apr 9, 2007
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...
| Dec 20, 2006
Total time: 3 hours, 35 minutes, plus 2 1/2 days refrigeration
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...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2010
A few simple techniques can make the difference between a sore back (or other body part) and a strong, healthy one.
Co-owner and director of Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Downward-facing dog: The body bends at the hips in an upside-...
| Mar 26, 2010
| 9:35 PM
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,......
| Jan 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
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,......
| Mar 17, 2008
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...
| Jan 26, 2009
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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...