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Ending position for battle rope slams with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain’s Edge. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Build strength with battle ropes

Apr 23, 2014 5:24pm

Every athlete has some weakness.

Whether it be speed, strength, flexibility, coordination or the ability to maintain proper movement mechanics throughout the course of exercise or sport....

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‘Peace’ is a priceless commodity

Jan 16, 2014 11:24am

It’s not the absence of problems; neither is it a cessation of conflict between two nations or the lull before the storm. Instead, it’s the inner equilibrium or calmness of soul that exists...

Phil McGarrah loves what he does

Jan 16, 2014 11:15am

For Arkansas native Phil McGarrah, it just comes naturally for him to sing a song that reflects his beliefs and feelings. That certainly holds true on “Red, White and Green.” Penned by McGarrah,...

Soups, stews and other cold weather dishes

Jan 16, 2014 11:10am

A hodge-podge of Shelley’s recipes from 1996 calling for limited or easy ingredients, and few steps to prepare, these are also good for crockpots to have something waiting for late arrivals; plus...

Trainer Chris Huth demonstrates the starting position for the glute and QL stretching methods. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Trainer Chris Huth demonstrates the starting position for the glute and QL stretching methods. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Stretch for success

Jan 14, 2014 6:00am

I recently took an impressive continuing education course with the Stretch to Win Institute. Owners Chris and Ann Fredrick have spent a few decades researching and perfecting their stretch...

Book Review - ‘The Goodbye Year’

Jan 13, 2014 4:23pm

You’ve been thinking about what you’ll do with the room.

You’ll probably leave it as a bedroom, just in case. You might put a desk in there, maybe a bookcase, perhaps a table for crafts....

Movie Review - ‘Her’

Jan 10, 2014 6:00am

He tells her jokes and runs through subway tunnels like a maniac just to make her laugh.

She composes music for him and encourages his writing career.

They talk in the middle of the...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the split squat exercise at CrossFit Mountain's Edge on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Split to get fit

Jan 08, 2014 10:09pm

Laura Salcedo is an accomplished trainer. She started as a group exercise instructor and has since moved into personal training.

I asked her which exercises she favors in training her...

Next year at the flicks

Jan 08, 2014 9:34pm

It may seem a little soon to start looking ahead to some of the big movies for next holiday season.

Especially since several of last year’s high-profile holiday releases — “Her,” “Lone...

Goals to chase in 2014: One body-weight squat, one pullup

Jan 08, 2014 9:21pm

New Year’s is about fresh beginnings and new goals. I have a couple of goals for you this year. I challenge you to be able to do one unassisted pullup and/or one body-weight squat by next year....

Book Review - ‘The Invention of Wings’

Jan 08, 2014 6:00am

Your best friend has been all a-flutter about something lately.

You haven’t seen much of her, in fact. She’s been sticking close to her nest but that’s OK. Next time you get together, it’ll...