Health Radar

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COMING TO GRIPS WITH IT

Want to increase your forearm and grip strength like Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout? Grab a rope and start climbing. You can also work your shoulders, back, arms, and core by doing timed-hangs, weighted rope climbing, hanging leg raises, and pull-ups.

I.P. FREELY

If you’ve ever had a jagged piece of calcified awfulness blocking your urethra, you know that kidney stones are no joke. The good news is that consuming a beer a day is suspected of helping lower your risk of developing kidney stones by flushing your kidneys and preventing the masses from forming. Protecting your pee hole should be a priority, so check out page 76 for more hops haps.

SHIN GUARDING

If shin splints are keeping you down, ditch the treadmill and hit the trails. Running on grass is much better for your shins than pounding the pavement or treadmills.

HEAR & NOW

Recent research suggests that one in four teens is in danger of suffering early hearing loss as a direct result of continuous exposure to loud music from iPods and MP3 players. Turn your tunes down or you’ll be paying for it sooner than you think.

SOUND AS A POUND

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The number of pounds that Chris Weidman cut in 10 days to make the 185-pound middleweight limit for his short-notice fight against Demian Maia at UFC on Fox 2.

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The number of pounds that UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar typically cuts before making his 155-pound lightweight limit. Edgar walks around at 157 lbs. during his training camps and naturally loses the weight.

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