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Double Your Efficiency With These Workouts

July 20, 1999

Question from July 13:

What other things should be incorporated into exercise equipment?

A rowing machine that pumps water out of flooded basements when you use it.

GRACE E. HAMPTON, Burbank

Winemaking can be incorporated into the StairMaster. The person can crush grapes while pushing the exercise platforms up and down.

MIKE ANTONOPLIS, Van Nuys

We don't exercise for ourselves alone: a data bank with pictures of eligible singles as an incentive to "firm up."

WERNER HAAS, West Hollywood

There are a few exercise motions that can be done with a Furby: (1) Bend over. (2) Pick it up. (3) Throw it on the ground. (4) Repeat process until it shuts up.

EMMANUEL RUSTIA, Chino Hills

Every exercise cycle should embody a beer and French fries dispenser so that you can accurately balance your caloric intake and output.

--NISSEN DAVIS

Rancho Palos Verdes

A treadmill with a nitroglycerin pill dispenser for when you have that angina attack, as you probably will.

WALTER E. HOPMANS

Santa Barbara

Question for July 20:

BFGoodrich now produces tires with colored stripes in the treads to match or complement your car (see story, this page). What other things should be color-coordinated with your automobile?

Send replies of 25 words or fewer to Smart Aleck, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA 99053, or e-mail socalliving@latimes.com. Include your name and hometown.

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