December 24, 2012 |
The best way to weave through all the convolution concerning Andrew Bynum is to heed the response last month of 76ers general manager Tony DiLeo. When asked about developments regarding Bynum's knees, DiLeo asked reporters: "What did Andrew say?" Quite frankly, what Bynum has said and continues to say - if you really pay attention - is clearer than what has been heard from any other source. The latest bit of news from the Sixers is that Bynum's knees are "healing. " But what does this mean?
October 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Some teams gradually rise to the top, like a long-distance runner completing his first marathon. Others are stagnant, the equivalent of riding a stationary bike. The Phillies, meanwhile, would be that stationary bike if it came off its hinges and rolled down a hill. In each of the last four seasons, the Phillies have gone backward in their pursuit of a second championship. They followed up a World Series win with a World Series loss in 2009 and lost to San Francisco in the National League Championship Series, two wins shy of returning to the World Series in 2010.
June 17, 2012 |
The ElliptiGo is a portable road bike you don't pedal the usual way. A hybrid between a bicycle and an elliptical trainer, the ElliptiGo is powered by long flat pedals you push your feet up and down on while standing (there's no seat). That action is easier on the joints than regular bike pedaling, and takes advantage of gravity, while providing a good cardio workout on the road. Available in three models, ranging from 3- to 11-gear systems, the bikes have adjustable and removable steering columns and removable front wheels for storage and transport.
April 29, 1999 |
The latest assault on the great national pastime of TV-watching comes from one David Wells, an obesity researcher from New York who has invented a torture device called the TV Cycle. When I think of the TV Cycle, I think of something that begins at 8 a.m. with "Dr. Katz," followed by the "Daily Show. " Then it's time for a short nap in order to build up strength for reruns of the "Andy Griffith Show," which begins at 11 a.m. An hour of Aunt Bea can put you in the mood for a little violence, which is why I usually tune in "Masters of War" at noon on the History Channel, or else live U.S. Senate coverage on CSPAN2.
July 23, 1996 |
Valerie Knight, the sexy, sassy co-host of the Q Morning Crew on WIOQ (102.1 FM), is an avid gardener. It's her passion, she says. Oh, how she loves to stick her hands in the dirt and enhance the verdant beauty of her home in Roxborough by arranging and cultivating flowers, shrubs and trees. Lately, though, she's been doing gardening of a more heavy-duty sort - "man's work," she calls it - moving loads of earth with a wheelbarrow, chopping out stumps, lugging around shrubs. "I don't plant flowers," she declares proudly.
April 21, 1996 |
Hunched over a machine that looked like the offspring of a railroad car wheel and a stationary bike built to hold a gorilla, Amy Calhoun pedaled furiously, sweating up her own spring shower last week. At the front of a workout room in the Center Club in Buckingham, her instructor, Lee Artur, barked out commands like a drill sergeant: "Stand up! We have a hill coming! Faster, don't slow down!" Ten minutes later, Calhoun was paying the price for being a good soldier. "I'm dying," wheezed the veteran of Stairmaster, aerobics and other fitness crazes.
June 9, 1991 |
Anthony Fortunato of Langhorne took first place in the 100-meter dash in his age group. So what if the 77-year-old former milkman ran alone? John Floeck won the mile-and-a-half walk in his group. Apparently losing track of the track, the 99-year-old from Northampton actually walked a quarter mile more in the scorching sun. The competition was friendly - and the emphasis was on the word "friendly" - at the 1991 Bucks County Senior Games. The events - softball, billiards, horseshoes, golf and bowling, athletics and other activities - were held at Delaware Valley College and other sites May 29 through 31. The games were organized, as usual, by the county Department of Parks and Recreation and the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging.
February 14, 1990 |
Our dieters are happily biking, running and jogging on a downward course. But one, Stephen Herbetko, is getting ready for a tough uphill battle. STEPHEN HERBETKO Wants to lost: 40 pounds Lost last week: 5 pounds Lost so far: 32 1/2 pounds Program: HMR liquid supplement Herbetko was elated that he will probably come close to his 160-pound goal by next week. And while he isn't sure when he will begin the part of the program that returns him to solid food, he's planning to increase his exercise this week to achieve his weight goal.
March 21, 1988 |
Medical schools teach anatomy with cadavers. The Flyers, brought into the Spectrum on a slab last night, twitched and beat Pittsburgh, 4-2, to end a five-game losing streak. The Flyers drew the breath of life, thus saving themselves from further dissection by fans and media. As they remain resting uncomfortably in the ward, however, they continue to be an excellent educational tool as to how many different ways the body can go bad. Class, let's begin: Groin: A pull suffered by captain Dave Poulin is, in his words, "coming.
July 29, 1987 |
Long before exercise became a fashion statement, working out meant showing up at the local Y in a pair of cut-off jeans and a faded T-shirt. Well, the YMCA is still a place to work out. And unlike some other places where the women put on their makeup before the aerobics class, or the men keep flexing long after they've warmed-up, the Y is still the gym for folks who don't have perfect bodies in perfect color-coordinated gym clothes. "You don't feel intimidated," said Michael DeMirjian, 25, a video editor.