September 23, 2011 |
Not long into the so-so action thriller "Abduction," Lily Collins is living every teen girl's dream, hanging out in Taylor Lautner's bedroom. No … it's not like that . They're two high-school seniors, sitting on opposite ends of the bed while researching a class project on missing children. They're scrolling through pictures of kids on their laptops, guessing what the children might look like today. For the Record, 7:26 a.m. Sept. 23: The headline on an earlier version of this online article incorrectly referred to Taylor Lautner as Tyler.
May 30, 2011 |
Your internal and external obliques are located on the sides of the torso. They are responsible for bending and rotating your torso and are used in almost every activity. To train them properly, incorporate twisting moves like this one. Lie face-up on a mat or a flat, padded surface. Raise your legs straight up and bend your knees so that your shins are parallel to the floor. Place both hands behind your head, elbows pointed to the sides. On an exhalation, contract your abdominals and bring your right shoulder toward your left hip. Pause.
March 10, 2011 |
Reporting from Phoenix ? The Dodgers said Thursday they hope pitcher Jon Garland will at most miss one or two starts when the season begins because of a strained oblique muscle in his torso. "We still have three weeks left in camp and we really don't need a fifth starter for a little while into the season, so hopefully he won't miss much more than a turn or two," Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said after an MRI exam confirmed Garland's injury. Manager Don Mattingly said John Ely and Tim Redding ?
January 3, 2011 |
Practice this classic yoga posture called "reverse warrior" to strengthen your legs, stretch the muscles on the sides of your torso and open your hips. Remember to be patient with this pose. With regular practice, it will help ease back pain and improve your posture and gait. Begin with your feet parallel to each other in a wide stance. Turn your right foot out and your left foot in slightly. Bend your right knee to a 90-degree angle so that your right knee is directly above your right foot.
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November 28, 2010 |
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who was slashing his mother's boyfriend with a cleaver Friday night in Rowland Heights, authorities said Saturday. Deputies were called to an apartment at the 18500 block of Colima Road shortly after 9 p.m. and flagged by a woman telling them her son was attacking the other man, said Deputy Mark Pope. It was unclear how many deputies rushed into the apartment, but once in there, they saw a man straddling the woman's boyfriend and slashing his head with a meat cleaver, Pope said.
November 22, 2010 |
If one side of your back feels a little tighter than the other, perform this stretch on a regular basis. It's a simple, excellent way to bring flexibility and balance to both sides of your torso. Start by kneeling on a padded surface or mat. Position a yoga block on the floor just to the right of your body. Place your right foot on the floor with your toes, knee and thigh pointing to the right. Be sure your right heel is lined up across from your left knee. Lift your chest and let your arms hang straight down.
November 15, 2010 |
Here's a simple way to gain flexibility in your lats, chest and shoulders using a wall to support your body weight. Remember to do it after training with weights or whenever your upper body feels stiff. Face a flat, stable wall, and stand a few inches away. Step your left leg about 3 feet behind you, with your right toes facing forward and your left toes turned slightly outward. Rest your arms straight above you on the wall. Inhale and lean toward the wall, bending at your hips. On an exhalation, press your palms together and slide your forearms down along the wall, bending at the elbows.
November 6, 2010 |
Shoulders are a very complex area of our bodies because they are highly flexible joints that move in many directions. It's important to train them with appropriate exercises, like this one, designed to improve joint stability and muscular balance. Sit upright in a sturdy chair (you can also perform it standing upright). Grasp a dumbbell in each hand. Begin with your upper arms hugging the sides of your torso, elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and tucked into your waist. Start with the ends of the dumbbell touching at the center of your waist.
July 4, 2010 |
I'm standing on a slice of paradise in Crete. The sun is burning down out of a blue sky, the sandy beach beneath my feet is stretching to crystal-clear sea, but terror is numbing my senses. Kayak instructor Russ is explaining that we're going to capsize our lightweight Rainbow Lasers, then unsnap the spray skirt holding us in, and eject from the submerged cockpit in a forward rolling somersault. "I didn't join this trip to become James Bond," says Jim, who's busy squeezing what he calls his "good-living gut" into a canary yellow lifejacket.
November 23, 2009
Incorporate this yoga pose into your routine to strengthen the muscles in your lower body while stretching the sides of your torso. Don't be surprised if you find that one side of your body is less flexible than the other side; just give adequate time to the tighter side to get in better balance. 1. Stand on a flat, even surface with your feet approximately 3 1/2 feet apart. Externally rotate your left leg out so that your left toes face toward the left. Rotate your right toes in slightly.