| Jul 6, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Adrian Pietrariu spends most of his time pushing other people to work out hard, make sacrifices at the dinner table and see the reward for their labors.
Last weekend, the La Cañada Flintridge businessman and resident reaped the rewards of his own effort,...
| Jan 30, 2012
There is something surreal about a former champion bodybuilder lifting up her shirt to show you her abs in the middle of a coffee shop.
Sandra Bueckert is a 45-year-old mother of two and one of the best-known personal trainers in my hometown, and she...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:44 PM
The Chinese buffet looms large in certain circles. Bodybuilders blog about how to load up on protein, with articles like “A guide to getting huge on the cheap.” For obesity researchers, the Chinese buffet is the mecca of behavior analysis,...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Chess, boxing, and cornhole will be among the lead-off events on Friday for the third annual Hampton Sports Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
More than 2,000 competitors already have entered the three-day event, which runs from 6-9 p.m....
| Mar 23, 2013
| 8:56 PM
Joe Weider, a Los Angeles-based bodybuilding pioneer who created a multimillion-dollar fitness publishing empire and mentored a young Arnold Schwarzenegger from the time the future actor and California governor was a struggling unknown, died Saturday, a...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 7:05 PM
A retired Chicago police officer who was the only bodybuilder to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Mr. Olympia competition has died.
Sergio Oliva, 71, a longtime Rogers Park District officer, was found unresponsive by a family member Monday and...
| Apr 18, 2013
South Florida action star Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, plays a bodybuilding criminal in the motion picture, "Pain and Gain." The meathead fest, featuring a trio of steroid-using personal trainers in Miami during the 1990s, is a truthy tragicomedy that'...
| Oct 1, 2012
My Unbelievably True Life Story
Simon & Schuster: 656 pp., $35
It's much too early to predict the nature of Arnold Schwarzenegger's final Wikipedia entry, much less his...
| Oct 26, 2009
| 5:29 PM