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Best Microwave Vegetarian recipes

21 Microwave Cheats to Make Your Life Easier | Recipes

20. Peel Garlic in a Flash<p>Never worry about garlic fingers again with this effortless peeling trick for even the driest of cloves. For a single …

CES 2016: 10 Gadgets Runners Will Want

We combed the largest show floor in Consumer Electronics Show history to find the best new tech.<p>One of the world’s biggest conventions, the Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) in Las Vegas, is expressly for gadget manufacturers to show upcoming prototypes to store buyers. This year’s show from …

Sharpen a Chef’s Knife in Five Steps

In the long list of skills grandpa knew better than us, there’s the ancient art of knife sharpening. It takes more than a honing steel and a couple …

Does Greater Fitness Increase or Decrease Longevity?

Not a trick question, just a reality check.<p>Here's a new study that, a few years ago, I would have completely ignored. After all, its findings – greater aerobic fitness predicts longer life – are right up there with "water is wet" as a surprising discovery. However, in light of all the recent debate …

Intense Kettlebell Workouts Improve Aerobic Fitness

NCAA Division I soccer players improved VO2 max by 6% in four weeks.<p>Kettlebells are most often viewed as a strength-training tool, but they can also lead to significant gains in aerobic fitness, according to research published in the <i>Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research</i>.<p>In a small study …

Is VO2max Proportional to Weight?

Fat and muscle have different effects on oxygen transport.<p>Maximal oxygen uptake, or VO2max, tells you how fast you can deliver oxygen for use by your muscles. Its basic units are volume (i.e. liters of oxygen) per unit time (i.e. minutes). But the VO2max values we usually discuss are also scaled by …

How Exercise Protects the Brain from Depression

Study suggests a new protective role for fit muscles.<p>Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute published a neat study in the journal <i>Cell</i> last week that may shed some light on how and why exercise fights depression (press release here). It's fairly complicated stuff (to me, at least), and it's a …

The Brain

Mo Farah Sets World Record...in 100m sack race!

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt | The Art of Manliness

<i>Why talk about something so basic?</i><p><i>Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5?</i><p>Well, yes actually.<p>Just …

How to Perform a Muscle-Up: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

During this Rings 101 week, we’ve covered the basics of equipment, how to grip the rings, and a beginner’s workout to get you started with using the …

Pibal, A Peugeot Concept Vehicle Designed by Phillippe Starck That Is Part Bicycle, Part Scooter

Automaker Peugeot enlisted designer Phillippe Starck to create the ideal vehicle for getting around the streets of Bordeaux, France, where cycling is …

Will Running Too Much Kill You?

The annual look at the current state of the evidence.<p>Let me start with a simple truth: there <b>is</b> such a thing as "too much" running. This is just common sense. If your goal is to optimize health, there will come a point where running an extra 5 miles per week doesn't make you healthier in any …

Marathons

Is Fat Burning Such A Big Deal?

<i>Research suggests more fat burning does not necessarily equal better performance.</i><p>It is largely taken for granted in endurance sports that anything an …

The Seductive Lure of Supplements

Why do top athletes keep turning to unproven and ineffective boosters?<p>Two recent articles about sports supplements caught my eye -- very different articles about very different topics, but united by a common theme.<p>First, David Epstein's detailed investigative piece, co-published by <i>Sports …

Tracking Fitness With the "Heart Rate-Running Speed Index"

Finnish scientists propose a simpler alternative to lab testing.<p>This post isn't as complicated as the graph below might seem at first glance. The basic point is this: as you get fitter, your heart rate at a given running speed should decrease. (Or, conversely, your running speed at a given heart …

Running Beats Walking For Breast Cancer Survival

Even with similar energy expenditure, runners better off than walkers.<p>Many research studies have delved into relationships between exercise and various forms of cancer. While individual study results have been mixed, the big meta-analyses have generally found a connection between exercise and low …

Taking Flight

We chucked an Alta snob into Snowbird…and might have permanently altered her winter migration patterns.<p>Author:<p>Evelyn Spence<p>Publish date:<p>They were …

Skiing

How Humans Burn Fewer Calories Than Other Mammals

This one neat (evolutionary) trick may explain why primates live so long.<p>There was an interesting study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> last week that generated some discussion on Twitter and elsewhere (here's the press release that accompanied the article). The …

Fortnight of Coffee Archives • Gear Patrol

For Espresso, Pour-Over and More<p>The journey from clueless to connoisseur begins with fresh grounds. Find the best grinder for your tastes, no matter …

5 Cold-Brew Coffees that Fuel New York City

Some like it hot, some like it not. For the cold brew enthusiast, there is no substitute. Steeped for a minimum of 12 hours, cold-brew coffee is …

Kit: The Perfect Pour Over Coffee Set

Tested at the GP HQ in New York.<p>Occam’s razor: A philosophical principle suggesting that simpler explanations tend to be better than complex ones. It …

Christmas Book List for Endurance Nerds

Some running and sports science titles I've enjoyed this year.<p>'Tis the season to mention a few books that the endurance sports nerd in your life might appreciate finding in his or her stocking...<p>Okay, this isn't a running book. Pinotti is an Italian cyclist and prolific tweeter who retired a few …

Last-minute Christmas Gift ideas for Christmas Eve shopping

Share Email Comments<p>Ok, if you are reading this you really are in trouble. So, here’s some techy gift ideas that will go down a treat for that …

5 Swaps for a Better Burn

Learn how to stoke metabolism with foods in your kitchen<p>Everybody wants to know how they can get a high-revving metabolism. But even before you jump on a treadmill to crush calories and deplete your visceral fat, there are simple nutrition tricks you can use to get your flab-torched fast.<p><b>Related:</b> …

Nutrition

The New Rules of Marathon Nutrition | Page 2 of 7

<b>Old Rule:</b> Runners don’t rely as much as non-athletes on diet for weight management.<p><b>New Rule:</b> Runners rely <i>more</i> than non-athletes on diet for weight …

Calories Burned Running Calculator

This tool will show you the number of calories burned while running.<p>The general rule of thumb is that the average person burns 100 calories per mile of running. But sometimes, you don’t want to just go by the general rule of thumb. Sure, you could wear a running watch to track your calorie burn, …

How Many Calories Are You Really Burning?

If you think running and walking both torch the same number of calories per mile, you better put down that cookie.<p>A few months ago I got into an argument with someone who's far smarter than I am. I should have known better, but you know how these things go. Needless to say, I lost the argument. …

Short v. Long Intervals

Two sides of the same coin, or completely different workouts?<p>Here's an interesting graph to consider:<p>It comes from a paper by Nigel Stepto and his colleagues, then at the University of Cape Town, back in 1999. This particular version of it is redrawn in a review on physiological adaptations to …

Exercise