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Weightlifting

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  • The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns

    The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns
    Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
  • Kettlebells work for Daniel Baldwin, but are they right for you?

    Kettlebells work for Daniel Baldwin, but are they right for you?
    For the past few weeks, I've been sporting big yellow bruises on my forearms. I blame actor Daniel Baldwin and his enthusiasm for kettlebells. As you may know, Baldwin has had issues with weight, alcohol and drugs. He's been on both "Celebrity Fit Club"...
  • Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids

    Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids
    It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...
  • USC football: Stafon Johnson files lawsuit against university and former strength coach [Update]

     
    Former USC running back Stafon Johnson has filed a lawsuit against USC and a former assistant strength coach Jamie Yanchar for unspecified damages related to a weightlifting accident in September 2009. During a news conference Monday, attorney Carl...
  • Art review: Dylan Vitone at DNJ Gallery

     
    Dylan Vitone makes wide-format panoramic collages that must be scanned, usually horizontally but in one instance vertically, rather than seen head-on as a single picture. Just over a foot high and as much as 7 feet wide, the color ink-jet......
  • When to choose cosmetic surgery, and when not to

    When to choose cosmetic surgery, and when not to
    I don't have anything against cosmetic surgery. No amount of running or iron pumping was going to do anything about the genetically programmed dark circles under my eyes, so I got those things zapped with a nuclear-powered laser that made me twitch and...
  • Little lady, big biceps

    Little lady, big biceps
    My fourth-grade teacher called me "the teeny weeny girl with the teeny weeny voice." My dad delighted in telling about the time he came upon a group of kids playing house in our backyard. He overheard one of my playmates find out I was the mom and comment...
  • NaNO Vapor: Strong claims, weak details

    NaNO Vapor: Strong claims, weak details
    Body builders and serious weightlifters aren't exactly known for modest understatement. They often talk about getting "huge" and "ripped," and many will flex at the slightest pretense. But for real over-the-top muscle mania, check out the body-building...
  • Getting and staying fit, the Harry Packer way

     
    For those making New Year's resolutions to get fit, we'd like to introduce you to Harry Packer. Packer is a 75-year-old mortgage broker from Porter Ranch. He had two knee replacements a couple of years ago. Oh, and he's a......
  • James Cameron biographer says the 'Avatar' director is half scientist, half artist [Updated]

     
    "AVATAR" COUNTDOWN: 9 DAYS All eyes are on James Cameron with the imminent release of the most expensive movie of all time. "Avatar" may very well be the 55-year-old director's masterwork in an already astounding film career. Yet most people......
  • Armand Tanny dies at 90; Muscle Beach bodybuilder won national titles in '49, '50

    Armand Tanny dies at 90; Muscle Beach bodybuilder won national titles in '49, '50
    Armand Tanny, a pioneering figure in bodybuilding who won national titles in 1949 and 1950 and was a popular figure on Muscle Beach in Santa Monica during its heyday in the 1940s, has died. He was 90. Tanny, the younger brother of gym pioneer Vic Tanny,...