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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.
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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."
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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.
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July 25, 1992 | MICHAEL GRUNWALD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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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August 29, 1993 | KIRBY LEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"American Gladiators" was an instant hit with Rhonda Williams when the television series made its debut five years ago. Lynn Williams, however, never found the show quite as intriguing as his wife. "It looked kind of phony," said Lynn Williams, 30. "I always thought I could whup a gladiator." Then the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Williams got his chance. He answered a casting call for a gladiator in January, 1992.
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