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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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Movie Review - ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Dec 13, 2013 6:01am

For a movie that’s all about literally going home again, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is further proof of just how hard it is to do so figuratively.

After 2003’s “The Lord of the...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the jumping pull-up exercise. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - Jumping adds to getting the heart pumping

Dec 10, 2013 6:01am

“I came to get down. I came to get down. So get out your seats and jump around!” No joke, “Jump Around” by House of Pain is the ringtone I set for all my clients.

Maybe I have been a trainer...

Mary Papenfuss

Book Review - ‘Killer Dads’

Updated: Dec 09, 2013 11:17am

Snow White had it pretty bad.

She had an evil stepmother who tried to get some poor schlub to kill Snow, to no avail. Abandonment didn’t work for Hansel and Gretel’s stepmom, either, but it...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the L-Sit exercise. (Justin Yurkanin, Las Vegas Review-Journal)

PERSONAL TRAINER - Put L-sits on list for better strength, stability

Dec 06, 2013 6:48pm

L-Sit is a powerful gymnastic basic. Gymnasts pass through the L-sit a few times during a routine as a transitional movement. It is a demonstration of strength, stability and virtuosity.

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Movie Review — ‘Out of the Furnace’

Dec 06, 2013 6:48pm

Shortly after announcing to the world that they’re expecting a baby, a couple of teens are sent to kill each other, as well as a beloved 80-year-old woman and other national heroes, all to...

Book Review - ‘The Dogs of Christmas’ by W. Bruce Cameron

Dec 02, 2013 8:02pm

This Christmas, you’re giving up a lot.

You’re giving up a corner of your home for a Christmas tree. You’re giving up money to make sure the best gifts are beneath that tree on Christmas...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the finishing position for the close grip push-up at Mountains Edge CrossFit in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - Working ‘go’ muscles aids ‘show’ muscles

Nov 29, 2013 4:47pm

Confusing “show muscles” with “go muscles” is a frequent mistake in the fitness culture.

“Show muscles” are everything you can see from the front: abs, chest, biceps and quads (if you don’t...

Movie Review - ‘Homefront’

Nov 29, 2013 3:20pm

James Franco is both the best and the worst thing about “Homefront,” the new backwoods thriller in which Jason Statham turns rednecks into broken-necks.

“My name is Gator Bodine,” Franco...

Book Review - ‘Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World’ by Mark Ellwood

Nov 25, 2013 9:02pm

You thought you’d never reach the door.

There you were, day after Thanksgiving, three o’dark a.m., and the Black Friday line stretched a mile in front of you.

What, exactly, possessed...

‘Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’ much better than it needs to be

Nov 22, 2013 3:42pm

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” should more than satisfy the cravings of fans who’ve spent the 20-month gap between movies quivering with anticipation.

Get it? Quiver-ing?

Oh, well....