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Coping with that oh-so-troubling lumbar region

Don't sweat that impending trip — it's easy to keep in shape away from home

All recreational sport is really quite simple: You run. You jump. You throw. What's more, it's pretty easy to get good at these things.

Toughen your midsection, and hardy arms and legs are sure to follow

Along the 43rd parallel in North America, raising pumpkins isn't just a sleepy backyard pursuit—it's an extreme sport. And nowhere are the stakes higher, or the intrigues thicker, than at the annual weigh-off of the World Pumpkin Confederation, the Olympics of garden-patch gigantism.

CABLE CROSSOVER The Muscles: Latissimus dorsi, pectorals The Exercise: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your back straight. Position yourself with your weak side perpendicular to the cable pulley, about an arm’s length away. Holding the cable grip with your arm extended from your side, pull the…

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