Annika Brun

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1 Thing Cyclists Lack The Most

It is good idea to join some <b>local cycling club</b>. Doing so, you will not just ride with them, but learn tons of helpful stuff what will bring your …

Cycling

This Training Tweak Keeps Him Running at 70

Drop the term “fartlek” into a conversation and you’ll know if someone’s a serious runner, Jim Miller says. Non-runners will react with a giggle. Runners will fire back more running lingo.<p>Swedish for “speed play,” fartlek is a training technique that emphasizes endurance and a faster pace. In the …

Marathons

Crankworx: Village Vittles

Neat stuff from FSA, TRP, Yakima and Troy Lee<p>FSA Gradient WideR 29 Wheelset (Pictured Above)<p>The wide-carbon-rim game just got another player. FSA’s …

Washington State

Making the move from sportives to endurance cycling

If you’re an experienced sportive rider and you’re thinking about trying an endurance cycling I’d be the first to encourage you to give it a go.<p>It’s …

Cycling

Summer picnic recipes for mayonnaise haters

Mayonnaise is the stuff of strong opinions. Whether you’re pro, con, or deeply brand-loyal, there is no more polarizing condiment—and perhaps no more polarizing food—than the creamy emulsion.<p>Unlike, say, liver and onions, or black licorice, a clear stance on mayonnaise is required if you hope to …

Potatoes

Top 10 Best Chest Exercises For Building Muscle : Bodybuilding

Have you ever wondered what the absolute best muscle-building movements for your chest are? Wonder no more! Here are our top 10 pec-building …

Workouts

This Haircut Trend Is Perfect for People With Thin Hair

Ever wondered what the ideal haircut is for people with thin hair? Carolyn Aronson, hairstylist and founder of It's a 10 Haircare, as well as …

Hair

57 Funny Jokes for Kids (And Adults Who Like Dumb Jokes)

You can never have too many knee-slappers in your repertoire of bad puns.<p>Question: A pun, a riddle, and a knock-knock joke walk into a, umm, room …

Jokes

Tip: Eat This to Protect Your DNA

This food actually accounts for longer telomeres and prevents biologic aging and the diseases that come with it.<p>What Are Telomeres?<p>Telomeres are the …

Nutrition

Fitness in Body and Mind: Gaining Elite Cycling Fitness From Interval Training

Strength and Endurance Training Programmes can give you high threshold power, good recovery ability, aerobic endurance, muscular endurance, core …

Exercise

The Psychology of "Strava or It Didn't Happen" - Social Media Addiction

N<b>ot long ago</b>, I went on what may have been one of the most glorious rides of my life—a three-and-a-half-hour rural loop with a steep six-mile climb that is famous among locals. It was one of those days when everything—weather, training, rest, group chemistry, and caffeine—came together perfectly. I …

Social Media

Who should stand in for Claudio for World Cup Downhill previews? - MBR

Get well soon Claudio!<p>Claudio Caluori’s preview videos have been sorely missed from this season’s UCI World Cup Downhill racing. Who should step in …

Mountain Biking

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Yoga

Cannondale Introduces the New Jekyll 29

Riders can chose from either 150 or 120mm of travel on-the-fly via the Gemini air spring equipped Fox DPX2.<p>The rocker link location provides just …

Mountain Biking

DW's Health News: weekend sleep-ins could prolong your life

Did you know a lie-in could do you wonders? Or that there's science behind your 'hanger'? And that the type of underwear men choose could affect …

Sleep

Take an epic ride through Swiss mountain bike heaven in Visp

The Romans didn't have mountain biking on their agenda when they built Visp, but if they had it's unlikely they'd have found a better location for …

Incredible Photos From the Longest Bike Race in the World

The Tour de France is the toughest race in cycling, but even the iconic French spectacle has to doff its cap to the Trans-Siberian Extreme – the …

Tour de France

The Specialized Echelon II Is a Killer Road Helmet for the Money

It’s nearly as ventilative and comfortable as helmets that cost twice as much.<p><b>Price:</b> $70<b><br>Weight:</b> 308g (M)<b><br>Type:</b> Road<b><br>The right helmet for:</b> The person who bikes everywhere and needs a comfortable helmet to keep up.<p>The Specialized Echelon II is the company’s cheapest road helmet (the “Road” designation …

Helmets

Get Your Favorite Castelli Apparel on Sale

The brand makes some great gear, and it’s even better when discounted<p>1 of 10<p>2 of 10<p>3 of 10<p>4 of 10<p>5 of 10<p>6 of 10<p>7 of 10<p>8 of 10<p>9 of 10<p>10 of 10

Clothing

15 fitness 'tips' that are doing more harm than good

When even researchers seem conflicted about exercise subjects ranging from the amount of time we're supposed to dedicate to exercise to the proper time for a workout, it can be tough to feel motivated enough to get moving.<p>Because there's so much conflicting advice about health and fitness out …

Exercise

The neuroscience of pessimism: Why some people always focus on the negative

Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Some people seem to inherently focus on the negative when faced with a …

Neuroscience

Achieve Elite Fitness With Body Weight Training Workouts

Body weight training workouts can improve your fitness in ways you’ve never even thought about. For instance, if you’re used to doing the normal …

Exercise

The 17 Best Road Bikes You Can Buy Right Now

Aug 9, 2018<p>Any bike on a road is a road bike, but this roundup will focus on light and swift drop bar, pavement oriented (but not pavement specific), bikes. They might be classified as road racing bikes or endurance bikes, but they’re are intended for the traditional road riding experience: …

Road Bikes

These Gluten-Free Spring Rolls Are Only 230 Calories

Are you looking for a go-to recipe that won’t weigh you down or take you all evening to make? Enter these spring rolls stuffed with shrimp, juicy …

Food

Dusty and drifty at Davies Creek for Day 2 at Reef to Reef

Reef to Reef kicked a big goal yesterday when the Prologue was well-received. The sinuous trails at Smithfield were taken as a time trial, or team …

Mountain Biking

The Mechanic’s Trail Kit

Palmer's 300-gram insurance policy<p>One of the perks of being a mechanic is being able to help fellow riders out when their bike quits during a ride. …

Insurance

I Spent $200 on a Weighted Blanket, and It's Changed My Entire F*cking Life

<i>Editor's note: The author wrote this while curled up under a weighted blanket.</i><p>My Friday nights are typically saved for drinking wine, catching up on my DVR, and surfing the internet. (Do people still say "surfing the internet?") Late last year, during one of these weekly rabbit-hole sessions, I …

Barack Obama

Stretching after exercise isn’t actually doing what you think it’s doing

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

Naked 360-degree body-scanning mirror tracks body transformations

San Francisco's Naked Labs has started shipping its 3D-scanning smart mirror with rotating scale. Connected to a mobile app, the Naked scales build …

San Francisco

Tip: The SEAL Push-Up Challenge

This is easy... you'll think. Then you'll try it.<p>Since doing push-ups to infinity can get monotonous, it's always nice to add a bit of variety. This …

Workouts