November 19, 2010 |
Groans and grunts by heavy-lifters and others at the gym? Over the years, many gyms and fitness bloggers have weighed in on both sides of the workout not-so-white noise. Julie Deardorff in this Julie’s Health Club blog at the Chicago Tribune writes about a buff and otherwise courteous dude who was recently asked to keep it down: "You don't get to bench press 400 by just showing up to the gym and magical osmosis when you are there," he says in the post. "You put in the work and that's what I do. I'm inspiring guys at the gym to do the same.
November 5, 2009 |
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that "we're disappointed and we're embarrassed" over his football team's 2-5 start. But that may not be enough to appease a frustrated fan base. In response to the team's recent ban on homemade signs inside FedEx Field, a blog at fire-snyder-sign.blogspot.com is asking fans to create a "Fire Snyder" sign that wouldn't require poster board. For the Redskins' home game Nov. 15 against the Denver Broncos, the website has instructed fans sitting in selected sections in the upper deck to wear either white or red, depending on their seat number.
September 29, 2009 |
USC running back Stafon Johnson underwent more than six hours of throat surgery Monday after he was injured in a weight-room accident on campus. Johnson, a senior, was still in surgery at California Hospital Medical Center as of 9 p.m., the school said. Johnson was in "critical but stable" condition, a hospital spokeswoman said at 7:20 p.m. Johnson, who starred at Dorsey High, was just starting a set of bench-press lifts near the end of a midmorning workout when he apparently lost control of the bar and it landed on his neck, Coach Pete Carroll said.
November 14, 2005 |
THE world is an unstable place. And your exercise routine needs to deal with that. Weight machines, most of them anyway, aren't enough. They may build biceps or tone thighs, but they won't strengthen your core or tune up your neuromuscular connections. But functional fitness will. The new buzzwords in the fitness industry are about building a body that looks fantastic in a mirror and breezes through the real world, with its pitted sidewalks, heavy grocery bags and rambunctious toddlers.
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October 4, 2003 |
The semi-annual bench press competition is a Los Angeles Police Department tradition, a contest that pits officer against officer, precinct against precinct. The intensely competitive event appears to celebrate one of the department's most controversial attributes -- brute force. But Lt. Paul von Lutzow, considered the contest's bench press mastermind, says otherwise. He argues the tournament reflects more nuanced aspects of LAPD culture and a changing department.
July 1, 2002 |
Question: I lift weights at home alone at 4:30 a.m., and I don't have anyone around to spot me. What would be my maximum weight, and how can I test it on the bench press without risking injuries? ERIC WEEKS Olema, Calif. Answer: Let's look at this mathematically. The amount of weight we can lift 10 times is roughly three-fourths of the maximum any of us could lift once. So if you can do 10 repetitions at 100 pounds, your maximum is likely to be about 135 pounds (100 divided by 0.75).