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September 11, 1998 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
College recruiters were apprehensive about Nevada Blonstein's ankle and back injuries, so the Notre Dame High senior setter began a grueling workout schedule. Sometimes she rises at 4:45 a.m., other days, she begins her workout at 9 p.m. Squats, bench press, more squats, more bench press. In less than a month of working with Mark Hoffman, a pro beach volleyball athletic trainer, Blonstein has added four pounds of muscle and lost 5% body fat.
July 25, 2011 | By James S. Fell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Cue Simpsons-Comic-Book-Store-Guy voice: Best. Band. Ever! If you're a good drummer, it's a physically demanding job. To be the greatest, you must follow a training regimen that goes beyond the lighted stage. A recent reader's poll in Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed my fellow Canadian Neil Peart of Rush to be the greatest living drummer, and I, many drum magazines and TV's "Family Guy" agree. Accordingly, I endeavored to snag an interview with a man who rarely gives interviews.
October 2, 1985 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Dave Elecciri, Capistrano Valley High School assistant football coach, sits in the Cougars' weight room with the same sense of pride that a young couple has in their first home. The room is filled with enough barbells, weights and weight machines to satisfy the body building appetites of Arnold Schwarzenegger or Lou Ferrigno. The walls are lined with slogans such as "If There's No Pain, There's No Gain" and "Whatever a Weak Muscle Can Do, A Stronger One Can Do It Better."
Coaches and scouts from some of the nation's top college football programs got a glimpse of the future recently at El Camino College. And they liked much of what they saw. More than 750 high school football players from as far away as Hawaii and Texas gathered at Murdock Stadium May 20 for the third annual Reebok Preseason Combine.
November 16, 2003 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Defenseman Maxim Kuznetsov, delayed in Russia for more than two months because of visa problems, continues to work his way into game shape after joining the team last week. "He needs work," Coach Andy Murray said. "He's going to get lots of it. He missed training camp and he's got to get quicker, get better endurance. He's got to do everything." Kuznetsov is expected to take a fitness test Monday or Tuesday that includes bench press, vertical jump and grip strength.
Cal running back Russell White will join 60 of the state's top graduated high school football players tonight at 7 for the 41st Shrine all-star football game at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. White, who played in the 1989 Shrine game after his senior season at Crespi High, has been designated the grand marshal this year. "Russell was chosen as a symbol of the new direction the game is trying to go," said Mark Tennis, the game's media relations coordinator.
July 10, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE
JIM TERRELL Canoe/Kayak El Toro's Jim Terrell is making his ninth U.S. Olympic Festival appearance and is the all-time Festival medal leader with 23. Terrell, 26, has won 13 gold, eight silver and two bronze medals. He is one of the nation's best Olympic-style canoeists and placed ninth in the 1986 World Championships. In 1987, he finished fourth in the semifinals of the World Championships.
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