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Jen Sinkler, our fitness editor, wrangles leading experts to address your most perplexing workout quandaries and conundrums.
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For a brief period in my teen years, I had a friend who owned a set of barbells. It must have been a Christmas present, because I don’t recall him ever being interested in lifting weights prior to that time. He was more of a free spirit; and, now that I think about it, the barbells may have been… Read more »
At the dentist this morning, the hygienist took my blood pressure: 119 over 84, which she told me was “very good.” My resting pulse was 59. Also pretty good, I’m told. I’m trying not to feel smug, which is pretty easy, since I’m so sore from last night’s sweatfest. Or is it still lingering from… Read more »
A gorgeous autumn morning for a bike ride. The trees along the Mississippi are beginning to turn and the squirrels in Minnehaha Park are frantically building their winter food cache. The chill in the air gives me permission to pump a little harder on my way over the bridge and up the big hill to the office, but I… Read more »
Before Monday’s workout, I’d been away from the gym for a couple of weeks (vacation + procrastination), and I’m feeling the effects today: sore shoulders and arms from lifting, mostly. So, of course, I’m wondering whether there’s a less painful way for geezers like myself to come back to their workout regimen after a period… Read more »