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The best carbs for cycling - what to eat and when

Carbohydrates sometimes get a bad press, but the right carbs at the right time are the cyclist’s friend. Research from the University of Bath in the …

Nutrition

How to break through a fitness plateau

The fitter you are, the more training stress or workload your body requires in order to continue to improve your fitness. Of course, proper recovery …

Atoms

10 Signs Your Wife Needs More Attention

Generations of men have complained that they just can’t make their spouse happy no matter what they do. A big reason for this is that men often miss …

The Ultimate Guide to Your Cycling Muscles

Learn about the muscles that power your pedal stroke, and how to make the most of them<p><b>A Big Muscle Breakdown</b><p>As cyclists, we tend to be all about the quads. Those dominant muscles are indeed the patrons of the pedal pushers, but it takes a team of domestiques to keep the cranks turning out the watts.<p>…

Cycling

Taylor Phinney: "I’m stronger than I was before"

<i>The following feature is a preview of the April issue of</i> VeloNews.<p>THE EXPERIMENT<p>It’s 20 degrees and snowing in Boulder, Colorado, which would be …

Cycling

Acceptance: The Key to a Happy Marriage

We seek acceptance from the time we are children through adulthood. As children we mainly seek approval and acceptance from our parents. However, once we become adults, marriage is often our most intimate relationship, and our spouse is the one from whom we seek acceptance.<p>When I accept my spouse, …

Gregarious

How to Crawl Your Way Back to Shoulder Health

<b>The shoulder area is one of the most neglected areas of the body, especially when an injury occurs and therapy is implemented.</b> Many therapists like …

10 Eternally Inspiring Quotes From Gandhi That'll Encourage You To Change The World

These quotes will give you a glimpse into the mind of Mahatma Gandhi, and empower you to change the world.

Boost Your Blood to Boost Performance

As a mountain bike racer, I’m pretty familiar with the sight of my blood. But barring blood donations—both accidental and intentional—I’d never thought a whole lot about what is in my O+ life-sustaining fluid until recently. What I learned surprised me.<p>This past spring, I had the opportunity to …

Nutrition

Cycling Instagram Stars

1 of 16<p>@jeredgruber<p>@JeredGruber<p>Jered and his wife, Ashley, make up Gruber Images and travel the world seeking the best cycling shots and shooting the biggest races, from the Giro to the Tour. This Instagram feed showcases their amazing race images and some fun ones from their travels as well. For …

6 Things That Will Happen When You Start Drinking Coke Every Day

This article will explain the 6 main reasons why consuming Coke every day can be detrimental to your health! Scientific references enclosed!

25 Best Foods to Eat for Muscle Definition

If you want to look fit and toned, your kitchen game has to be as strong as your game in the gym.<p>Pumping iron is important for muscle growth, but so …

48 Hours That Will Transform Your Relationship

One of my friends keeps talking about leaving his wife. The two of them are great together when they're good. But they stink when they're bad because each of them makes it all about the other.<p>In a recent article on the five stages of relationships, I wrote about getting to stage five, where "being …

10 Bicycle-Themed Movies on Netflix Now

If you need inspiration to get back in the saddle, or a little something to keep you motivated on the trainer, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 bicycling-themed movies to watch on Netflix now, as a supplement to our list of currently-available Tour de France documentaries. We’ll be updating this …

7 Rules For Raising Self-Reliant Children

Jessica Lahey’s highly-anticipated new book, <i>The Gift Of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,</i> looks at the unique challenges of child-rearing in current times. Lahey, who is best known for her writing at <i>The Atlantic</i> and <i>The New York Times,</i> is both a parent and …

Parenting

15 Things Dads Should Teach Their Sons About Dating

Buckle up, kid, it's a fun ride.<p>"That poor kid." "He has no chance." "Tough draw for him."<p>Statements like this are common when I talk to people about our son, the one boy out of our five children. Blanketed with three older sisters and a younger one. Their intentions are fine, I'm sure, but the …

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Get those pipes ready for tanks, strappy dresses, and bathing suits.<p>In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined …

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

3 ways to improve your life, even if you're really lazy

I don't blame you. Hey, some of that stuff is <i>hard</i>. (I should know. I write about it all the time.)<p>Isn't there an easy, passive way where your flaws start correcting themselves, you gain respectable goals and become much, much happier?<p>Well, at least in theory, there just <i>might</i> be. I called somebody …

Faster Than a Bobcat

When my e-bike stopped working on a remote hill in Napa Valley, I made sure to follow my go-to protocol during times of crisis: assigning blame. My malfunctioning bike was an easy target, though I made sure to berate myself, too. And that's when the bobcat found me.<p>What gave me the idea that a …

Cycling

From Meat to Muscle

How steak makes you grow—from the first bite to bulging biceps<p><b>1. Breaking Down the Meat</b>The process starts in your mouth with the mechanical digestion of food: Your teeth cut, tear, and mash the steak into smaller particles, mixing it with saliva to form a semisolid lump.<p><b>2. Digesting the Protein</b>Once …

How To Raise A Happy Child While Disciplining Less In 5 Simple Steps

Finish Your Workout with ‘The Face Melter’

This fast and furious routine will leave you standing (or lying) in a pool of sweat<p>This finisher only involves one exercise, but it’ll torch an insane amount of fat and leave you dripping from head to toe. That’s why <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour calls it the “face melter.”<p>“Sometimes you …

Fat-burning bodyweight circuit

At home<p><b>Perform each move as many times as possible for 25sec, rest 5sec then go on to the next. Repeat twice.</b><p><b>Elliptical press-up</b><p>We hope you like your …

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

The Ridiculously Easy Way to Improve Your Pullup and Overhead Press

It’s so simple you’ll wonder why you never did it before<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour wants you to just hang around at the gym.<p>Hanging from a pullup bar offers a long list of benefits, he says. For one, it decompresses your spine which decreases your risk of back injury and helps correct …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Our Legacy joins the fray.<p>By Tyler Watamanuk1 day agoView More<p>Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee …

26 Genius Tricks To Help You Deal With Too Much Stress

Welcome to the chill zone.