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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 25, 1997
I have remained in good shape at age 66 by jogging regularly for the past 10 years. A recent magazine article indicated that I might benefit from adding weight lifting to my exercise program. Is that true?More and more studies have shown that sarcopenia -- loss of muscle mass -- is a common and serious problem that accompanies aging, and that this loss can be prevented and even reversed by weight training. In both men and women muscle mass peaks between ages 30 and 35 and then begins a slow decline.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Veteran strong-side linebacker Elvis Dumervil arrived at his second training camp with the Ravens last week bigger than he did the previous year, but said Thursday that he's adapting to his added bulk well thus far. β€œIt was a little adjustment, but I think I'm on the right track, so I feel good about it,” Dumervil said Thursday. β€œ[I'm] just trying to maximize every opportunity in practice, in training camp, so by Week 1, we'll be hitting and ready to roll.” Dumervil said he added weight - he's now listed at 253 pounds - for physical and mental reasons.
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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 1, 1999
LEO TOTTEN IS ONE enthusiastic person.His passion: weight training. His mission: to get you in shape, regardless of your age, shape or condition.Totten, a weight training coach for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team and a competitor in weightlifting until recently, is athletic director at Francis Scott Key High School.He and Key football coaches Mike Coons and Carroll Seiler conduct a summer weight training clinic in the well-equipped weight room at Key.The clinic is sponsored by Union Bridge Area Recreation Council, and more than 150 attend the sessions to lift, grunt and groan to good health.
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July 12, 2013
Musical theater The Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts' Teen Professional Theatre presents "Shrek: The Musical" July 18-21 at 14025 Burntwoods Road. Tickets are $20, $17.50 for seniors, students and the military. For show times and more information, call 410-313-5528. Community band The newly formed Maryland All State Community Band, conducted by Harlan Parker of the Peabody Conservatory, performs its inaugural concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville.
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By Jennifer Keats and Jennifer Keats,Contributing writer | October 11, 1990
In the basement weight-lifting room in the Anne Arundel Community College gymnasium, 15 seniors are gathered around Coach Alan Pastrana as he explains where the axis, force and weight are positioned as he performs arm curls.Once Pastrana finishes speaking, the seniors disperse to various parts of the room. Some stand in front of the large wall mirror, using dumbbells to increase muscle tone in the biceps. Others are using the sit-up bench, bench press machine and the leg press.Although everyone works out at a different pace, the consensus is that working out gives them a general feeling of well-being.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer/United Feature Syndicate | January 26, 1993
The ideal exercise program for most people includes combining two types of exercise. The first is aerobic -- running, fast walking, dancing or cycling -- to make your heart more fit. The second is strength training -- lifting free weights or pushing on strength-training machines -- to make your skeletal muscles stronger.If you lift weights competitively, you need to focus on lifting weights.Extensive aerobic exercise may keep you from achieving your maximum gain in strength.You cannot train for heart fitness and skeletal muscle strength at the same time.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | September 9, 1998
Increasingly in the past few years, it has become easy to find the most dedicated athletes, regardless of their sport. They're in the weight room.Scientific, as well as athletic journals detail the advantages of weight training when done properly. More people are understanding how muscles are used in the performance of their sports.In the past, many people wrinkled their noses at the sport of weightlifting. Weightlifters attracted attention in Olympic years, but otherwise usually went unnoticed.
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By Carol Stocker and Carol Stocker,BOSTON GLOBE | August 5, 1997
Alice Campbell has lost 10 pounds without dieting. Barbara Carr has regained 8 percent of the bone mass she lost after menopause. Golfer Cecille Friedler can now drive a ball 30 yards farther than before.What each of these women, ages 55 to 72, share is a twice-a-week weight-training class. As its benefits become known, older women are lining up at gyms to use free weights and weight machines that used to be considered strictly guy stuff.The number of women doing weight training doubled between 1987 and 1995, according to the Fitness Products Council.
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By MIKE BOWLER | April 30, 1994
The ad in Vanity Fair shows a sultry woman in black shorts. Her head is tilted back, her eyes closed, her dark hair somewhat disheveled, her body a sheen of sweat. She's obviously been engaged in strenuous exercise.My eyes linger on the woman, then stray to the caption: ''Another Day, Another Chance to Feel Healthy.'' She's selling water, of all things -- Evian ''natural spring water.''And we have so much in common! Since the ice melted in February, I've been taking a course in ''circuit weight training'' at Catonsville Community College.
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By Clarinda Harriss Raymond | June 29, 1994
IN A move to cut down on the number of drive-by stranglings and drug-related wrestling matches, Deborah Price, an Ohio legislator, recently introduced a bill to ban weight training in prisons."
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
The stories started circulating long before John Simon first set foot on Ohio State's campus and became such a program favorite that his head coach talked about naming his next child after him. By the time he got to elementary school, Simon was already performing a daily regimen of pull-ups and sit-ups. He lifted 225 pounds 31 times as a 16-year-old. Before he graduated from high school, he had benched 450 pounds and squatted 700. "People really didn't believe us," said P.J. Fecko, the head football coach at Cardinal Mooney in Youngstown, Ohio.
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From Sun staff reports | May 5, 2012
In the four years since he made history at the Beijing Olympics, Michael Phelps concedes losing his focus. But with the London Games looming, the Baltimore swimmer told "60 Minutes" in an interview that will air Sunday that he has gone all-out recently and says he is now approaching the shape he was in before Beijing, where he won an unprecedented eight gold medals. His coach, Bob Bowman, predicts Phelps will again win multiple gold medals for the United States this summer.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2010
Losing is winning only when it comes to weight loss, as reality-TV trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper ruthlessly and repeatedly prove with crop after crop of heavy clients on NBC's pound-shedding series "The Biggest Loser. " With New Year's resolution making and breaking already under way and another round of the show launching Monday, the post-holiday season is the time when people are the most motivated to make changes in exercise and diet. Now, thanks to the Columbia Association, the somewhat overweight and the obese alike can forgo the vicarious satisfaction of watching others get healthy by getting themselves started on the road to physical fitness in a competition dubbed "The Biggest Winner.
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October 28, 2009
Football Undefeated Forest Park quietly leaving a 'legacy,' coach says With eight undefeated football teams remaining in the Baltimore area, there's sure to be one that gets overlooked. That one is Forest Park. The Foresters are quietly rolling along in Baltimore City's Division II, turning last season's 2-8 record into this season's 7-0 start. With no big stars and no huge victory margins, the Foresters are winning in true team fashion, and that's just the strategy first-year head coach Damon Bomar is looking for. Friday's victory over Southwestern was their closest yet, 18-12 in triple overtime.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,katherine.dunn@baltsun.com | November 13, 2008
At one point during summer 2007, the volume of mail arriving at Bailey Webster's Towson home so overwhelmed the postal carrier that she knocked on the door asking to meet the person getting so much mail. When the door opened, she met the No. 1 volleyball prospect in the nation, a 6-foot-3 powerhouse of a hitter for St. Paul's. More than 200 coaches initially recruited her, inundating her with letters and media guides. "At one point, we were getting 25 to 30 pieces of mail just for her a day, and that doesn't include e-mail," said her mother, Cedrina Webster.
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March 2, 2007
Free health fair to be held March 17 The Howard County Muslim Foundation will sponsor a free Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. More than 30 physicians, dentists and other health care professionals will provide information and clinical tests, including blood tests; mammograms; cancer screening; blood pressure monitoring; and screening for stroke, vision and glaucoma. Dental screening will also be available. Door prizes are planned.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1999
The Ravens concluded their final minicamp yesterday with a light practice that proved uneventful -- that is, until Pro Bowl linebacker Peter Boulware suffered a minor shoulder injury during individual drills. Near the end of the workout, Boulware partially dislocated his right shoulder while swinging his arm over a pop-up dummy. Boulware left the field immediately for treatment. According to Bill Tessendorf, the Ravens' head trainer, Boulware should be ready for full-contact practices when the Ravens open their fourth training camp on July 28 at Western Maryland College in Westminster.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | February 25, 1997
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- He'd play flag football, fall in a patch of dirt and that would be it. Another asthma attack. Another trip to the hospital. Another shot of adrenalin.This was life for the young Pete Incaviglia. He wasn't always a 230-pound slugger with a size-52 jacket. Heck, he might never have grown to those proportions if he hadn't started lifting weights at the age of 10.That's too young for most children, but Incaviglia's doctor and father saw it as the best hope for Pete to lead a normal childhood.
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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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