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  • Recovery exercises are also a controlled workout

    Recovery exercises are also a controlled workout
    Any athlete will tell you: Rest and recovery are critical to any workout regimen. John Platero, director of education for the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers, created this three-move pool circuit to provide a recovery workout that...
  • For Chris O'Donnell of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' yoga aids a battered back

    For Chris O'Donnell of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' yoga aids a battered back
    It's not easy being Batman's sidekick: It can cause a lumbar disk blowout, like the movie franchise did for Chris O'Donnell. Nevertheless, some yoga thrown into the fitness mix keeps him mobile and relatively pain free. It's not easy being a kid playing...
  • Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment

    Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment
    While going through treatment for breast cancer, many women are nauseated, sore, hormonal and cranky — and exercising is not on the top of their to-do list. But doctors are recommending that they prioritize it to increase their chances of...
  • New CrossFits help keep the Lehigh Valley in shape

    New CrossFits help keep the Lehigh Valley in shape
    As we get reacquainted with jackets and sweaters during fall's brisk weather, the excuses for not working out inevitably grow. If you're like me, you tell yourself everything from "I'm too tired" to "My favorite television show is on tonight." Whether...
  • Kristin Chenoweth learned fitness on the farm

    Kristin Chenoweth learned fitness on the farm
    When you're on Broadway, you can eat whatever you want. And Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth probably didn't worry too much about what she ate while she was growing up in Oklahoma either, because everything got burned off via either ballet or...
  • TRX exercises have simple premise but offer hard workout

    TRX exercises have simple premise but offer hard workout
    I've been curious for a while now about TRX exercises, using the straps that are suspended from above. It seems like a good workout for everyone, because it uses a person's body weight and gravity to challenge various muscles. By adjusting your position,...
  • Four new products designed to aid workout recovery

    Four new products designed to aid workout recovery
    Coaches and physical therapists call it the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compression, elevation. After a workout, runners and cyclists who want to reduce muscle injury and fatigue, speed recovery and safely get faster and stronger should take it easy the day...
  • Bounce back with a therapy-ball spine massage

     Bounce back with a therapy-ball spine massage
    A stiff, sore upper back makes it hard to take a deep breath and relax. The good news is that you can ease that tightness with the help of two rubber therapy balls (or tennis balls). Fitness instructor Jill Miller developed this upper-back soothing...
  • Put your workout foot forward at Best U Studio

    Put your workout foot forward at Best U Studio
    Dance exercise classes usually leave me sweat-free. More jock than ballerina, I spend much of the time trying to figure out where to put my feet. So I was a little hesitant to give Best U Studio a try: It combines dance, barre work and Pilates. On the...
  • A new breed of bikes built for 'gravel grinders'

    A new breed of bikes built for 'gravel grinders'
    The bike industry, always in search of the next big thing, stumbled upon it a few years ago in the form of hundreds of underground events and races being held on gravel back-country farm roads throughout the Midwest and the Great Plains. These "gravel...
  • Joe Flacco and Ravens begin preparation for new offense

    Joe Flacco and Ravens begin preparation for new offense
    On their way to the team facility Monday, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and his longtime backup, Tyrod Taylor, practiced calling out the cadence of various plays in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's new system. It was yet another reminder that this...