March 16, 2008 |
UCLA point guard Darren Collison came alive Saturday. Off the dribble, shooting over the long arms of 7-foot defenders Brook and Robin Lopez, making hanging floaters in the lane, banking in shots while driving toward the baseline, all of it came naturally to Collison.
October 29, 2007 |
The next several days will likely be very shaky ones for the folks who run FEARnet. And they couldn't be more pleased. FEARnet, a multiplatform media outlet devoted to horror, will celebrate its first anniversary this Halloween week by unveiling its first original movie, "Catacombs," starring rocker Pink, and "Buried Alive," an original online interactive series that will allow users to "rescue" characters who have been trapped in underground coffins.
October 22, 2007 |
Twisting the spine after your body has warmed up helps bring the spine back to its correct alignment. This stretches the muscles along the spine, and the oblique abdominals. You'll feel a great stretch in the shoulders and fronts of the thighs. Be persistent; progress in twists is often gradual. --Karen Voight 1 Begin on all fours with your palms on the floor aligned with your shoulders, and your knees aligned under your hips. Stretch your left leg behind you, lifting it to hip height.
October 19, 2007 |
CLEVELAND -- Josh Beckett's back couldn't have been too sore. If it was, how could the Boston ace have hoisted 24 teammates, a manager, six coaches and the hopes of an entire Red Sox Nation on his shoulders and all but carried them from the shores of Lake Erie to the banks of the Charles River, like he did Thursday night?
September 24, 2007 |
Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett's remarkable progress after a recent spinal injury has ignited hopes that one component of his treatment -- therapeutic hypothermia -- could represent a breakthrough for other victims of spinal cord injuries. But while promising, rapidly cooling the body following catastrophic spine injury may not become standard practice.
June 25, 2007 |
Here's an excellent antidote for all the movements we do that bend or crunch us forward. You'll feel a powerful stretch in the front of your shoulders and legs while you strengthen your back. As with all backbends, however, it's important that you do them after you are warmed up. Remember: Don't try to do too much too soon -- use this two-step approach to help you progress slowly and safely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2007 |
As Capitol politicians begin earnest negotiations on a new state budget, about the last place they should look for guidance is the public. They might as well consult a Ouija board. Or Tarot cards. Most voters don't know squat about state spending and taxes. They haven't really thought through how their tax dollars are spent or should be, a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California confirms. But while the public basically doesn't have a clue, it shouldn't need to.
April 9, 2007 |
Bending forward while trying to touch the toes is a very common way of stretching the hamstrings, but most people do the move incorrectly. Instead of bending at the hips, they round the back and fold at the waist, which causes undue compression of the spine. Avoid this mistake -- and protect your back -- by using this move to stretch the hamstrings. 1 Kneel on a padded surface or mat. Bring your right leg out in front of you, resting on the heel, toes pulling back.
April 1, 2007 |
It's the midway point of the city's annual marathon, 13 miles to go, when I detect a slight tightening in my back. I add the sensation to the list of twinges to monitor: possible blister on left middle toe, ache in left hamstring. I liken this mid-run analysis to absentmindedly absorbing those quirky sounds the car makes and ranking them in order of concern. Click. Ping. Clank. Something every adult American experiences at one time or another, back pain, is the clank.
December 25, 2006 |
Incorporate this simple exercise into your daily fitness program. Moves like this one challenge your core and help you build strength in the muscles that stabilize the spine. This one targets your abs, back and butt, and trains them to work together to protect your spine. With a strong core, you're less likely to be injured and your posture will improve. --- 1 Start by kneeling behind a large stability ball.