| Aug 27, 2009
While researching a book on exercise and the brain, John Ratey learned that intense exercise releases a hormone that burns belly fat and adds muscle fibers. So the Harvard Medical School psychiatrist swapped out 40-minute jogging sessions on the treadmill...
| Sep 13, 2009
In the open desert outside Baiji, Iraq, a naked man with a thick black beard crouched in the dust of a railroad culvert at twilight. Hours before, he had been mumbling and praying in Arabic. Now he spoke few words. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna stood...
| Mar 29, 2009
How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and
the Ultimate Starvation Diet
Harper: 292 pp., $25.99
Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...
| Aug 30, 2010
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...
| Aug 30, 2010
Searching for a shortcut to weight loss? If so, you're part of a long tradition. For at least 100 years, people have been wearing full-body rubber suits in hopes of melting away pounds. The idea is simple: Heat up your body, and you'll supposedly burn...
| Oct 5, 2010
CrossFit may be the latest thing in fitness, but it's also a throwback to an era of medicine balls, calisthenics and free weights.
Maybe that's why CrossFit gyms throughout the country count among their aficionados a growing number of older athletes...
| Sep 25, 2010
| 10:36 AM
One push-up and another sprint down, the Grafton girls volleyball players are sweating profusely.
The Clippers, still fighting off fatigure from playing a match the night before, are struggling. And they are only halfway into the hard workout....
| Oct 12, 2010
Jen had been obese, had gastric bypass surgery and lost 80 pounds. She was walking five or six times a week — about 25 miles — and had started doing marathons. Then she started lifting weights twice a week to add some resistance training to...
| May 18, 2010
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...
| May 10, 2010
Weight training can be great exercise, building muscle and helping to prevent bone loss. But as it's gotten more popular, injuries have increased, according to a new study.
Researchers examined data on emergency room cases involving weights. The study,...
| Jun 3, 2010
| 10:03 AM
KEVIN BRYAN WEIGHTLIFTER OF THE YEAR
Bench/clean and jerk total: 660 pounds
OF NOTE: Bryan lifted a personal best 285 pounds on his final attempt in the clean and jerk to wind up third overall with a 660-pound total in...