| 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...
| Dec 29, 2009
Q. Long ago, I was told that isometric exercises, like weight lifting, shouldn't be done by anyone with a heart condition. Is that still the prevailing wisdom?
A. Isometric exercises are those in which a muscle tenses but doesn't contract. Clasping...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2010
| 10:04 AM
Based on coaches ballots, and performances at sectional and state competitions.
Weight class: 119
Bench/clean & Jerk: 360 total
Comment: Won Section 8 title; placed 15th at state tournament.
| Jun 19, 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 that you, in...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 7:55 PM
Arm wrestling has brought Steve Stanaway 30 world and national titles, more than 300 trophies and a measure of fame.
But it hasn't done much — at least in one memorable instance — for his personal life.
In Maryland for a tournament years...