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

Personal Trainer - In tennis, powerful swings start with a strong back

Apr 21, 2014 6:00am

I like training sports athletes. It’s fun to create a program for people with sport-specific performance as their goal. It’s a diversion from my usual efforts to make a male athlete “buff” or a...

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Book Review - ‘Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act’

Jan 28, 2014 9:56pm

You haven’t had to hit the alarm for quite a few months now.

You haven’t had a whole lot of reason to look presentable, either; sweats and tees are just fine. You’re not even sure your...

Hang tough, suspension trainers work many muscles

Jan 25, 2014 12:59pm

Sore for days. My first day using a suspension trainer seemed easy until I tried to roll out of bed the next day.

My “everything” hurt. My core felt sorest. The soreness lasted for about a...

Movie Review - ‘Gimme Shelter’

Jan 25, 2014 12:35pm

If a Lifetime movie had a one-night stand with a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, and their Afterschool Special love child were weaned on a steady diet of “Teen Mom,” “Davey and Goliath” and “...

Book Review — ‘The Truth is in the Wine’

Jan 24, 2014 5:41pm

Over the course of your lifetime, you’ve shared a lot with Mom.

You’ve shared advice, ice cream, rides and arguments, to name a few; furniture, recipes, clothes and jewelry. She’s been...

(L to R) ICE CUBE and KEVIN HART lead the lineup in “Ride Along”, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy “Think Like a Man.” When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother - a hot-tempered cop - to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. (Photo/Universal Pictures)

Old dialogue, plotlines and action scenes slow down ‘Ride Along’

Jan 18, 2014 6:00am

He must have been a professional laugher.

You know, the ones you can hear enthusiastically busting their guts at any little thing as part of a sitcom’s laugh track.

There just aren’t...

Movie Review - ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

Jan 17, 2014 6:01am

Having clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite archenemy.

Cooling Russo-American relations have...

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 4:24pm

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 10:10pm

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...