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  1. A Weighty Issue for Exercise Buffs

    March 19, 2001 -- Weight training is no longer the exclusive domain of the flex and pecs crew at the gym. Today, many people seeking a well-rounded workout include some form of resistance training. But until recently, weightlifting was the Rodney Dangerfield of exercise -- it never got any respect.

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  2. No Quick Fixes for 'Ab' Flab

    March 5, 2001 -- From ab rollers to bun rockers, exercise devices have become TV infomercial staples, promising a fast path to fitness. The past decade, especially, has seen the world of home exercise equipment grow beyond the treadmill and stationary bike to gadgets that promise washboard stomachs

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  3. How 'Perfect' Care Saved an Athlete

    Feb. 19, 2001 -- With less than two minutes left in the game, Ohio State's football team held a commanding 45-6 lead and was running out the clock. The ball was snapped and handed off to a 231-pound running back. On the other side, freshman Penn State defensive back Adam Taliaferro, 18, saw that the

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  4. Gym and Health Club Safety

    Jan. 22, 2001 -- Fitness is phat. Whether Americans are sweating for a svelte, sexy body, or just trying to lose the grip on their love handles, health clubs and memberships to them are booming in the United States. In the last year, the number of health clubs in America has grown 5% to 15,910, acco

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  5. Exams Plus

    Jan. 08, 2001 -- Nestled between two ridges of the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia sits The Greenbrier, a grand, historic resort. With its three picture-perfect golf courses, The Greenbrier's 6,500 acres in White Sulphur Springs have served for decades as a sumptuous playground for presidents,

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  6. Exercise Excess?

    Nov. 27, 2000 -- Jessica Weiner's exercise routine was unlike that of most 14-year-olds, an age when many girls drift away from exercise. Weiner spent four to six hours every day working out. She devoted the wee hours of the morning to the gym, returning after school to take a turn on every exercise

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  7. Francesco Bertolotti, Soccer - Midfielder for Modena (Italy)

    NAME: Francesco Bertolotti SPORT: Soccer TEAM: Modena (Italy) POSITION: Midfielder INJURY: Coma from traumatic brain injury Last month, featherweight boxer Robert Benson, 24, lapsed into a coma after a televised 10-round fight. He never regained consciousness. Doctors operated on his brain to try to

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  8. Jim Miller, Quarterback for the Chicago Bears

    NAME: Jim Miller SPORT: Football TEAM: Chicago Bears POSITION: Quarterback INJURY: Torn Achilles tendon Ty Detmer, Cleveland Browns; Cameron Cleeland, New Orleans Saints; Shane Burton, New York Jets; Keith Sims, Washington Redskins Miller is 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. The 29-year-ol

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  9. Is Walking Enough?

    Nov. 13, 2000 -- Legs striding, arms pumping, I'm hustling down a long corridor at the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research in Dallas, alongside exercise scientist Andrea Dunn, PhD. Her studies have helped make walking more than just a way to get from here to there; she and her colleagues have elev

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  10. Adam Taliaferro, Cornerback for Penn State

    NAME: Adam Taliaferro SPORT: College football TEAM: Penn State Nittany Lions POSITION: Cornerback INJURY: Bruised cervical spine Curtis Williams, Washington (safety); Ryan Raymond, Washington State (offensive tackle). Adam Taliaferro came to Penn State from Voorhees, N.J. He is 18, weights 183 pound

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