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July 4, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Get strong and balanced rear shoulder muscles by including this exercise in your weight routine. Sitting on a bench or chair makes it easier on your lower back when you lean forward. Begin with 3- to 5-pound dumbbells, then progress to heavier weights as you get stronger. Sit on the front edge of a sturdy chair with your feet together directly below your knees. Grasp dumbbells in each hand and lean forward, maintaining a long spine. Reach both arms down, straight below your shoulders.
April 7, 2014 | By Joel Rubin and Robert J. Lopez
A Los Angeles police officer was wounded, apparently in the shoulder or side, and the bullet may have been stopped by the officer's ballistic vest, authorities told The Times on Monday night. The officer was hit after a man walked into the West Bureau traffic office and opened fire around 8 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said. The suspect was wounded after at least one officer returned fire. Monday night, the suspect was still at the station on Venice Boulevard near La Brea Avenue.  One other person may have been wounded, Officer Sara Faden said.
April 2, 2007 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
IT'S not exactly how you want to spend your day off, but total shoulder replacement surgery beats knee and hip replacement hands down. A new report finds that shoulder replacement is no more dangerous than knee or hip replacement surgery. It also has half as many complications and is less expensive than the other two procedures.
April 7, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
For Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, the bottom line is being ready by April 16, the start date for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Doughty injured his shoulder in the first period against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday and did not return to action. He got back on the ice Monday and took part in most of the Kings' practice in El Segundo. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, true to form, did not elaborate much when asked about Doughty by reporters after practice. Forward Dwight King, who has sat out four games because of an unspecified injury, also practiced.
A tree stump could pick Florida No. 1 -- we get it. Everybody loves Raymond and the Gators. So why Texas? Think of it as déjà Bevo. The clincher is a story told by a nice young man wearing Harry Potter glasses while standing in the hallway outside Texas' weight room/military industrial complex. Hard to believe it was Colt McCoy, the team's superstar fifth-year senior quarterback, but he had a student ID card to prove it. McCoy was a redshirt freshman, standing next to quarterback Vince Young on the Rose Bowl sidelines in January 2006 when, in the climactic plot twist to one of college football's all-time page turners, Texas stopped USC on fourth-and-two with two minutes left in the Bowl Championship Series title game.
Wrapped Up: For a day at Disneyland, you might take along a pullover sweater that you can wear later in the day when the temperature drops. There's nothing wrong with the idea, except, what do you do with the sweater while you're not wearing it? If you don't want to leave it in the car or pop for a storage locker near the entrance, you can carry it, tie it around your waist or tie it around your shoulders. Two of these are fine, but one is a big no-no.
July 28, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Trainer Jackie Warner says she loves the exercise called sprawls because it is based on mixed martial arts practices. It focuses on the upper body and is very challenging, says Warner, whose latest book is "10 Pounds in 10 Days. " What it does Sprawls will work the chest, shoulders and body core. How to do it Stand on a soft surface such as grass, with legs straight and shoulder width apart. Lean forward and place your palms down on the ground in front of you, also about shoulder-width apart, then fling your body backward so that your body is extended, legs straight.
April 4, 2011 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you see professional athletes or weekend warriors with a crazy crosshatch of tape on their shoulders, knees or elbows, they probably aren't making a fashion statement. Chances are they're trying to tape over some pain. So-called kinesiology tapes — two prominent examples are Kinesio Tex Tape and KT Tape — gained worldwide attention during the 2008 Olympics, largely thanks to the heavily taped shoulder of American beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh. Unlike traditional tapes that wrap around joints to provide support and compression, kinesiology tape sticks directly to the sore spots like big Band-Aids.
July 7, 2008 | Karen Voight
Even everyday activities require upper body strength, especially in the biceps (which help bend the arms), the triceps (which straighten the arms) and the deltoids (which lift the arms). The traditional push-up is an excellent way to strengthen all these muscles at once. And for an extra challenge, try doing it with a yoga block. -- Karen Voight 1Start on all fours, positioning a yoga block just beneath your frontal hip bones. Now place your hands directly below your shoulders. Curl your toes under and straighten your knees.
December 18, 1988
Oh No! The fate of the entire American working class rests on the shoulders of "Roseanne"! Yeah, right. Get real Larry! PATRICK CERVANTES Los Angeles
April 4, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada  - The panicked hue and cry from the Kings' fan base when defenseman Drew Doughty left Thursday's game in San Jose was almost like that bleak November night in Buffalo when goalie Jonathan Quick suffered a serious groin injury. That's where the similarities end. Quick immediately went home to Los Angeles and missed a substantial portion of the season. By contrast, Doughty, who appeared to injure his shoulder against the Sharks in the first period, continued on the trip with the team to Canada.
March 28, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Matt Kemp rejoined the Dodgers on Friday for the first time since their season-opening trip to Australia. And after taking batting practice with the team for one of the few times this spring, he pronounced himself ready to play when his stint on the disabled list ends next week. "When the time comes, if they want to put me in the lineup, I'll be ready to go," said Kemp, who is eligible to be activated for Friday's home opener. "I feel really good. I feel really confident. I feel like I can help this team win. " Kemp made three trips to the disabled list last season, appearing in only 73 games.
March 28, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama is weighing whether to allow shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to be shipped to moderate factions of the Syrian opposition, possibly with help from the Saudi government, a U.S. official said Friday. Obama is considering sending man-portable air defense systems, known as “manpads,” along with other supplies to help opposition groups fighting the brutal regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, said the official, who requested anonymity to talk about the internal White House discussions.
March 25, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Matt Kemp is coming! Matt Kemp is coming! Exactly when is another matter. Currently on the 15-day disabled list, he cannot be activated until April 4 - and could be. "It's a possibility," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. Kemp also could be sent out on a rehabilitation assignment, the Dodgers trying very hard to be careful in the prognosis department as he returns from off-season foot and shoulder surgeries. Kemp did not join the team Tuesday when it practiced at Dodger Stadium for the first time since returning from Australia, where it swept two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks last weekend.
March 16, 2014 | Michael Hiltzik
How's the U.S. economy doing? If you're rich, the answer is "fabulously. " Here are some data points from Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago. " Spending at luxury retailers has come back," she told the Senate Finance Committee last week. High-end merchants routinely "sell out of purses with price tags in the thousands of dollars, before they even hit the shelves in New York. Spending at high-end restaurants is picking up.... Demand is on the rise for boutique hotels catering to the demands of the wealthiest clientele.
March 8, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Playing tough defense, hustling for loose balls and displaying the unselfishness always present in a championship team, Santa Ana Mater Dei won its 31st consecutive game Saturday night, holding off scrappy Chino Hills, 48-44, in the Southern Section Open Division final at the Honda Center. It was a wild fourth quarter, but in the end, Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei rose up and lifted his team to victory. He finished with 28 points and clinched the victory by making two free throws with 4.9 seconds left, giving him eight in a row in the fourth quarter.
December 8, 2012 | By Melinda Fulmer
Most people pay more attention to the muscles on the front of the body than the ones on the back, leaving them hunched and their shoulders prone to injury. The reverse fly, demonstrated by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and featured on his "Harley's Hollywood Workout" video game, is a great way to balance your strength, giving you better definition and posture. What it does The exercise strengthens the rhomboid muscles in your upper back and rear deltoids in the backs of your shoulders.
June 2, 2003
Thank you for the May 29 editorial on Edmund Hillary ("Pinnacle of Achievement"). It provided a moment to ponder humility, kindness and the knowing that we achieve only on the shoulders of many others. Heide Franke Santa Monica
February 12, 2014 | By David Whitley
ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics. Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's hockey team, 3,000 Olympians from 88 countries and Bob Costas' valiant battle with pinkeye? If a Martian just landed anywhere in America that has cable, it would sure think so. Then it would fly to Sochi to have dinner with Jeremy Schaap, who must be feeling pretty lonely.
February 9, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Darren Collison's job when Chris Paul sat out 18 games because of a separated right shoulder was to help the Clippers stay the course without their All-Star point guard. Collison did, leaving Clippers Coach Doc Rivers to say they "weathered the storm" with Paul down. Paul was back in the starting lineup Sunday night against the Philadelphia 76ers and Collison was back playing with the second unit. "DC was the key," Rivers said. "He logged a lot of minutes. Some of the things that he was doing well for us he couldn't do anymore.
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