August 21, 1990 |
Before Deborah Bauer of El Toro got married and became a mother, going to the gym was "one of the social structures that kept me going," she says. But since her daughter, Jennifer, was born two years ago, Bauer's workouts have taken on a different meaning. Now the former aerobics instructor exercises solo, and she can't bear the thought of doing it any other way. What with a husband, a daughter and a full-time job in software sales, Bauer says she can manage "one hour--if that--to spend on me."
April 6, 2009 |
Five years ago, a serious man named Pavel Tsatsouline, a lean, muscular Russian who listed his former occupation as a physical trainer for Soviet special forces (which I assumed meant KGB), took me through a workout with an odd, low-tech device I'd never seen before called a kettlebell, a dense cast-iron weight, with a handle, that looks like a solid tea pot.
April 12, 1987 |
People who do aerobic exercises in short, intense bursts showed a significant improvement in fitness over people who do long workouts, a new study says. Nonstop workouts are the norm in aerobic dance classes, but the study at the University of Miami Human Performance Laboratory indicates that short rest periods during heavy aerobic exercise are more beneficial than continuous exercise for improving cardiovascular fitness. Dr.
August 11, 2012 |
With temperatures heating up, it's a good time to take your workout to the water. After years of getting a bad rap as "senior-cize," water workouts are finally moving into the younger mainstream, as they did years ago in Europe, Japan and South America, says Lori Templeman, a Sacramento trainer with the Aquatic Exercise Assn. "You can work hard in the water and maintain your intensity without banging up your body," Templeman says. Water's buoyancy protects your joints, while its resistance loads your muscles in a way that makes recovery easier.
January 26, 2013 |
How many times did you go to the gym last year? If the answer is somewhere in the low double digits or fewer, maybe you're better off getting your workouts from the Web. Streaming fitness sites offer the convenience and variety that many people need to stick with their fitness programs, at a fraction of the cost of gym memberships. Moreover, because you can access your workouts whenever and wherever you need them, it's harder to make excuses. There's also no DVD clutter to contend with, which is a plus in my book.
December 12, 2011 |
Some UCLA football players and members of the coaching staff were at odds Sunday after bowl game checks meant to help with living expenses were withheld. Some players did not receive checks for failing to attend what they called voluntary workouts during finals week, according to one parent who asked not to be identified because it could affect his son. The workouts were mandatory, plus those players had not turned in their academic exit forms for the quarter, said UCLA spokesman Nick Ammazzalorso, who added that players were told that the checks would be withheld.
December 12, 2011 |
UCLA players won't have to go hungry before playing in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. UCLA officials relented Sunday evening after Bruins football players expressed anger over living expense checks being withheld from those who had not completed three workouts and turned in an academic exit form during finals week. But some players were clearly still puzzled by the situation Monday. "We've got bills and stuff and we didn't get it so everybody was upset," center Kai Maiava said.
November 29, 2011 |
The NBA isn't officially ready for business, but its doors will open soon. Beginning Thursday, players can use team training facilities for voluntary workouts, according to a league memo to team officials. The facilities will be open to all players who are currently in the NBA, including free agents and players who were selected in the amateur draft last June. Players may use any team's practice facility, but coaches and front-office officials can't be present for workouts.
May 24, 2011 |
Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski, saying his team's pursuit of a Super Bowl appearance is too great to resist, has withdrawn from his June 4 undercard boxing match at Staples Center to return to workouts with teammates in Baltimore. Zbikowski was 3-0 in his return to professional boxing this spring. His novel pursuit of the sweet science during the NFL's lockout made him an attractive draw to both a March card in Las Vegas headlined by super-welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto, and to the June 4 HBO date pitting WBC middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik of Germany against Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Zbikowski (4-0, three knockouts)
September 7, 2011 |
Reporting from Green Bay -- The NFL opener between New Orleans and Green Bay on Thursday pits not only the past two Super Bowl champions but also two elite quarterbacks — the Saints' Drew Brees and the Packers' Aaron Rodgers — who took vastly different approaches to this unusual off-season. Whereas Brees staged six weeks of player-run workouts at Tulane University — even dipping into his own pocket to help pay for trainers, insurance and accommodations for teammates who needed them — Rodgers opted for a no-huddle offense.