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By Janene Holzberg | October 17, 2011
Deep furrows of concentration crease Dan Cenidoza's forehead. The Perry Hall native assumes his stance. His left leg forward, he braces an inch-and-a-half-thick White Pages against his muscular thigh. Staring intently at the book, he forcefully grips and then completely tears through all 1,300 pages. And this, with what he once considered his weakest feature - his hands. In short order, the phone book becomes a pile of scrap paper on the desk in his new studio called Art and Strength at 4115 Wholesale Club Drive - the chunky remnants a testament to his powerful grip strength.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, around 6 in the evening, eight adults gather in a garage in the Allview Estates neighborhood in Columbia. The garage, which has been converted to a gym, serves as the training ground for this small group of serious athletes - powerlifters who spend two hours squatting, bench-pressing and dead-lifting their way to better health. One of those lifters - and the owner of the house - is Caryn Daniel. At 51, Daniel is a fundraiser for the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, the mother and stepmother of four children ages 14 to 28, and grandmother of a 3-year-old.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer United Feature Syndicate | June 8, 1993
Everyone from chess and violin players to dancers and professional athletes should train for strength. Lifting weights and developing large strong muscles makes you stronger, faster and more flexible. It will not interfere with coordination you need for fine muscle movements to play the piano or shoot a basketball.Muscles are made up of two different types of fibers: The red, slow-twitch fibers are used for endurance; the white, fast-twitch fibers are used for strength and speed. When you make a muscle stronger, you train the same fibers that make you faster, so strength training helps you to move faster.
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August 15, 2014
Senior center Glenwood Senior Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville, offers the following events. Information: 410-313-5440: Basketball 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (players must be at least 50). Duplicate bridge 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Sittercize The hourlong exercise program includes seated aerobics, stretching and strengthening drills, 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $36 for 18 classes. Fit for Life exercises Participants do aerobics, strength training and abdominal work, 8:20 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Fridays.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | November 20, 2005
What is the appropriate age for children to begin a weightlifting program? I have been told that if you start too early, it may stunt their growth. - Faye Sherman, Moorefield, W.V. DEAR FAYE / / I was raised in an atmosphere that didn't understand the value of weight training. My Dad shared a philosophy of the day that baseball players need "long, loose muscles, not short tight muscles." Obviously, as I got older I realized that this mindset was outdated and I, along with most everyone else, see the benefits of weight training.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | December 3, 2006
DEAR CAL -- My son is a pretty good pitcher and throws fairly hard for a 9-year-old. Do you recommend any type of weight training for a young pitcher? Bill Delp, Baldwin DEAR BILL -- I get questions all the time about what type of strength training young baseball players should pursue and at what age young athletes should begin strength training. Since I'm not a fitness professional, I generally don't like to go into a lot of detail about these issues. So for more information please consult a certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS)
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By MARY BETH REGAN and MARY BETH REGAN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 7, 2006
I'm a woman in my 40s. I usually get my cardio in each week, but my friends tell me I need to be lifting. Is this true, and how do I get started on something that's not going to take over my entire day? This is one of those times that it makes sense to listen to your friends. Strength training is important for a woman of your age, in part because it helps keep your bones strong. It's not uncommon for women as young as 35 to enter a phase called osteopenia, in which the body starts to lose bone density.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Sun Reporter | March 14, 2007
Franklin coach Larry Meekins believes it's not a coincidence that the number of outstanding pitchers in the metro area is at a high point as more and more high school pitchers seek personal instruction and strength training in the offseason. Meekins, who serves as a pitching coach at former Oriole Larry Sheets' Players School and Clinic in Westminster, said he is amazed at the number of parents who are seeking personal instruction for their kids. "When I started with Larry seven to eight years ago, I thought it might not be worth it for kids to get the extra personal instruction, but I was wrong," said Meekins, an All-Metro pitcher at Franklin in 1970 who went on to pitch at Clemson and in the minor leagues.
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By Colleen Pierre and Colleen Pierre,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 19, 1996
If you're an athlete looking for "the edge," a new training technique or nutritional supplement that will put you ahead of the competition, there's good news. Sports nutrition researchers have zeroed in on what works and what doesn't, for both endurance sports and strength training.Bear in mind that following scientific advice usually helps you make the most of your genetics and training. Following testimonial advice ("I used this and feel great") usually costs you money and wastes your time.
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By Colleen Pierre and Colleen Pierre,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 10, 1997
The salesman argued that a pellet stove would save me from toting the firewood for a wood-burning stove."Strong women stay young," I retorted, "so I don't mind a little built-in activity."Before I started weight training, I'd have bought the easy-is-best routine. I had little energy, so I didn't want to waste any. Whether building a cozy fire, packing a picnic or doing daily chores, everything was too much trouble.Now that's changed. And research on the health of older adults backs up my personal discoveries.
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Krishana Davis and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
Even for the most avid yogi, doing a handstand or crow pose is inherently different when you are hanging more than a foot above the floor from a series of fabric slings. As the yoga craze has taken off across the U.S., quirky, modified classes such as hot yoga - practicing in a room heated to 95 degrees - or even naked yoga have gained cult-like followings. But a small aerial yoga class at The Arena Club in Bel Air might have them all beat with muscle lengthening, strength training and just plain fun. “It brings freedom back into the body,” aerial yoga instructor Kim DeAngelis says after a recent class.
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By Teddi Glaros Nicolaus | April 1, 2014
Owner, Fitness Together, Ellicott City fitnesstogether.com/ellicottcity What sparked your interest in your career field? My interest in personal training was sparked by my experiences with personal training. At the time that I decided to give personal training a try, I was unhappy with my physical endurance, lack of strength and my overall health. I met my trainer at Fitness Together. Felicia spent two years getting me to my optimal fitness level. I gained muscle, strength, endurance, balance.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | July 20, 2003
Breakfast is my least favorite meal, so I usually skip it. (I rarely have time for more than a cup of coffee anyway.) Is breakfast really that important? Yes, it is. Studies have shown that a balanced breakfast improves concentration and performance at work (or school) and helps with hunger management later in the day. Statistically, breakfast eaters are less likely to be overweight and have a lower risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. But eating the right breakfast is essential.
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By Teddi Glaros Nicolaus | April 1, 2014
Owner, Fitness Together, Ellicott City fitnesstogether.com/ellicottcity What sparked your interest in your career field? My interest in personal training was sparked by my experiences with personal training. At the time that I decided to give personal training a try, I was unhappy with my physical endurance, lack of strength and my overall health. I met my trainer at Fitness Together. Felicia spent two years getting me to my optimal fitness level. I gained muscle, strength, endurance, balance.
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