| Apr 29, 2013
Parkland High School placed second overall at the Pennsylvania State High School Powerlifting Championships at the Glen Mills Schools on Saturday. Perennial state champion and national powerhouse Glen Mills won its 28th consecutive state high school...
| May 3, 2013
More than 100 area football players competed in the ninth annual Blue Bomber Football Invitational Weightlifting Competition in a packed Palmerton gymnasium. For the second consecutive year, Whitehall captured the team championship on the strength of...
| Feb 3, 2013
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Dnner is coming up a month from today, March 3 at the Northampton Community Center and Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien is the main speaker. I...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2009
When I was speed skating, we cross-trained year-round by lifting weights a couple of times a week. I found weight lifting so satisfying that even today, no matter how busy my schedule gets, not a week goes by that you won't find me out in the garage...
| Mar 3, 2010
Growing up, my parents taught us that the best activities are the ones that you can enjoy your entire life. As the senior tennis champion of Madison, Wis., my mother set a good example. According to a meta-analysis published in The British Journal of...
| Feb 3, 2010
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...
| 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 9, 2010
Weight lifting is an effective—if often overlooked—exercise for achieving a number of different fitness objectives. It can help you lose weight, build endurance and strength, or serve as an aerobic workout.
The ideal weight YOU, in...