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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 5:25pm

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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Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the band press exercise at Mountain's Edge CrossFit in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.(Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Jump stretch bands enhance stability

Feb 26, 2014 9:02pm

Jump stretch bands are starting to appear in gyms.

In past columns I have used them to assist with pullups. They are stretchy enough to provide pullup assistance without compromising good...

Book Review - ‘Pure Grit’

Feb 26, 2014 8:48pm

When it comes to chores around the house, you have lots of responsibilities.

You’re in charge of mealtime twice a week. You take out the trash, clean your room, finish your schoolwork and...

Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar Isaac star in “In Secret.” credit Roadside Attractions Photographer: Phil Bray

Movie Review - ‘In Secret’

Feb 21, 2014 6:00am

You might think the marketing campaign for a movie called “In Secret” would play things a little close to the vest.

Nope.

In a complete reversal of the trailers for last weekend’s “...

Birth Announcements

Feb 20, 2014 6:01am

Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock announces the following births:

Lonoke

Amanda and Waylon Gold of Lonoke, announce the arrival of their daughter, born Monday, Jan. 20,...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the hanging tuck exercise at Mountain's Edge CrossFit in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.(Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

To boost your core, get the hang of these

Feb 18, 2014 6:00am

Believe it or not, some people actually use their abs as a lure to the opposite sex. Worse yet, some think that if they never achieve six-pack definition, they are lacking a crucial element to...

Book Review - ‘Confessions of a Wild Child’

Feb 17, 2014 3:09pm

Oh, the things you got away with when you were a teen!

Cutting classes and hanging out in the school parking lot. Sneaking out of the house when your parents thought you were asleep, parties...

Joel Kinnaman stars in "RoboCop." (Columbia Pictures)

‘RoboCop’ more concerned with machinations than machine

Feb 14, 2014 6:00am

From Coke to Bruce Jenner’s face, there are decades of proof that newer doesn’t mean better.

Yet Hollywood keeps trying.

A new version of “RoboCop” hits multiplexes this week alongside...

Book Review - ‘I’ll Take You There’

Feb 10, 2014 6:57pm

For as long as you can remember, there’s always been someone in your corner.

A sibling watched out for you on the playground. A teacher took you aside for extra tutoring. A neighbor watched...

Ending position for rhomboid stretch with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain's Edge on Wednesday January 15, 2014. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Listening to your pain can help you get stronger

Feb 10, 2014 4:00pm

Pain is a wonderful teacher. It instills a sense of caution and respect for our surroundings.

As a kid, I went camping a lot with my Boy Scout troop. In every troop there is a kid overly...

All levels of athletes can benefit from battle ropes

Feb 05, 2014 7:49pm

Two-minute sets. That sounded easy. By the fourth set I was worn out; lying on the gym floor exhausted! My love for the battle ropes was born.

Giving gym equipment an intimidating name like...