September 8, 2003 |
Anabolic steroids have long been chemicals of choice for bodybuilders wanting to bulk up. But the substances can cause men's breasts to grow, their hair to fall out and their testicles to shrink. The steroids also show up in blood tests. Insulin, however, does none of these things, which makes it especially appealing for bodybuilders who want help achieving a desired look.
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February 18, 2003 |
Rudy Sablo, 84, champion weightlifter, coach and Olympic official, died Feb. 4 in his New York City home of unspecified causes. Elected to the U.S. Weightlifting Hall of Fame, Sablo became a competitive athlete in 1935. His career was interrupted by World War II, when he became a fitness instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen. Sablo next had a 20-year career as a New York firefighter.
October 21, 2002 |
Male and female weight lifters appear to take different approaches to preventing injuries, a new study indicates, although both sexes report that the more years they've been lifting, the more injuries they've sustained. Men responding to the online survey from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons were almost twice as likely as women to use a spotter, and nearly five times more likely to use a weight belt.
November 1, 2001 |
USA Weightlifting President Dennis Snethen wishes Jackie Berube well at the world weightlifting championships, which begin Saturday at Antalya, Turkey. But he really wishes Berube had followed her teammates' lead and stayed home. "I'm going to pray for her, and I'm not going to sleep much while she's there," Snethen said. "But she's a grown woman, and she made her choice." Concerned about traveling overseas after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the U.S.
April 1, 2001 |
Lisa Garcia will never see her fingers grasping the weight above her body, never see her straining arms or her teammates cheering her on. But the 14-year-old girl from Castle Rock isn't letting that stop her from setting state and world records for her age group in the bench lift as part of the power lifting team at the Washington State School for the Blind. "A lot of people say blind people can't lift," Garcia said. "That's the silliest thing I've ever heard."
February 26, 2001
Stephanie Oakes is quite behind the times and current research ("Coaching Anchors Teen Weight Training," Feb. 19). According to a 1999 study by the University of Massachusetts and the YMCA published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, not only can 15-year-olds safely and beneficially avail weight training, children as young as 5 can do so. The authors concluded: "Beginning a resistance training program for children not only allows for positive changes...
September 21, 2000 |
Cheryl Haworth stands 5 feet 9, weighs 300 pounds, could very well win an Olympic medal in weightlifting and happily posed for photos last week wearing a shiny sleeveless peach bridesmaid's dress. This is no anorexic gymnastics pixie. This is a 17-year-old from Savannah, Ga., who excels at art as well as lifting and by all accounts seems to be incredibly well-adjusted. She's indisputably well-spoken.
September 20, 2000 |
In the latest Olympic disgrace involving the nation of Bulgaria and the sport of weightlifting, a Bulgarian lifter was stripped today of his silver medal and sent packing because he tested positive for a substance often used to mask the use of drugs. Ivan Ivanov, 28, who Saturday won silver in the bantamweight division, tested positive for the diuretic furosemide, the International Olympic Committee announced.
September 18, 2000 |
Naim Suleymanoglu, the 4-foot-11 weightlifter from Turkey by way of Bulgaria who over three previous Olympic Games had become a phenomenon known worldwide as "Pocket Hercules," had promised that the Sydney Games would bring him a fourth gold medal. Instead, he failed miserably.
September 18, 2000 |
Yang Xia of China set a women's weightlifting world record to take the gold medal in the 116-pound division. Yang lifted a total of 496 pounds. Li Feng-Yeng of Taiwan won the silver and Winarni Binti Slamet of Indonesia the bronze. Yang lifted 220 1/4 pounds in the snatch to break the record of 214 3/4 pounds set by Meng Xianjuan of China in May 1999. She then lifted 275 1/2 pounds in the clean and jerk to break the record of 267 3/4 pounds by Li set in November 1999.