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6 Ways to Train Less and Still Get Stronger

How to work out smarter—not harder—so you can get the most out of your time on the bike<p>“I’m really disappointed in my performance today. I guess I need to train harder.”<p>If I had a dollar bill for every time a rider I was working with uttered one of those phrases, well, let's just say I wouldn't …

Cycling

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Cyclists

Make these moves part of your regular routine to ride longer and stronger for life<p>At this point, there’s really no question that cyclists (and pretty much everybody, really) should be doing some form of resistance training.<p>With age, muscle mass dwindles and bones weaken. Strength training helps …

Cycling

Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout?

If you’ve decided, this year, to start working out, you might have noticed a strange phenomenon: You’ll leave the gym feeling fine, and then two days …

Glow with flow: why bike safety starts with hi-vis leggings

Many cyclists wear fluorescent tops, but a recent study found that bright bottoms make riders far more noticeable. We put four reflective cycling leggings to the test<p>Good news for cyclists who refuse to wear a hideous fluorescent yellow jacket: an academic study has shown that you would be no more …

South Carolina

You Got This! Overcome the 4 Biggest Cycling Fears.

Don’t let fear stop you from crushing your cycling goals! Here’s how four cyclists faced down what scared them most—and how you can do it too.

New York City

Make Only One of These New Year's Resolutions and Change Your Whole Cycling Life

Don't switch everything up this year. Instead, any one of these simple changes can improve your weight, health, performance, and other fitness goals across the board.<p>It’s easy to get caught up in the New Year’s resolution frenzy, especially when you’re feeling the weight of too many Christmas …

Fitness

5 Tips on Getting Faster

How to maximize your body to squeeze out every last watt<p>Once you're up and riding regularly, it takes a brass-tacks approach to your training if you want to get even faster. So taking into account metrics like VO2max, lactate threshold, and power output, here are five ways to increase the …

Cycling

Your Comprehensive Guide to Faster Climbing

Want to get better at climbing? Here's (nearly) everything you need to know.<p>It's one thing to grind your way up a steep climb, body rocking back and forth, bike barely moving forward--or even staying upright. It is another to gracefully ascend into the high mountains, your movements a lesson in …

Cycling

8 Steps You Should Take for a Pre-Ride Checkup

If you've got the tools, these steps are manageable for even the most modest of amateur wrenches<p>It's Friday night. You have a long ride all planned and scheduled for the next day. You're fueled up, hydrated, and all your essential gear and riding apparel is laid out and ready to go. But what about …

The surprisingly cheap way to get onto a Roubaix

Last year, we tested the Specialized Roubaix Comp — the bike that went on to win 2017 edition of <i>Bike of the Year</i> — but here we’ve called in the …

3 Mistakes You're Making Every Time You Wash Your Bike

Get more life out of your bike components and enjoy a smoother ride with these pro cleaning tips<p>Giving your bike a bath on a regular basis keeps your machine running smoothly and extends the life of your pricey components. It’s especially important to properly wash your drivetrain, as the parts …

Mexico

April Meal Planner: 30 Colorful, Healthy Meals To Keep Your Table Fresh

April is conceptually the first month of REAL spring, so naturally, we tend to focus on light, healthy, refreshing meal options that will help us get in shape for summer. We also get to go *nuts* at the farmer’s market after months of limited seasonal food options. It’s the month of asparagus …

Cooking

The Best New Nutrition Products for Cyclists in 2017

Whether you eat paleo, gluten free, Whole30, or simply for taste or performance, there’s a new ride fuel for you<p>It’s an exciting time in sports nutrition. Inspired by the shift back to fueling with real, whole foods, companies around the globe are cooking up tasty ride treats that are more …

Breakfast

Emily Skye shares 30-second exercises you can do anywhere - TODAY.com

Emily Skye inspires millions of people to get in shape with her F.I.T. workouts and videos on Facebook. Yet, she knows how hard it can be to find the time to get moving! So, Skye stopped by TODAY to share three exercises that are easy to fit into your busiest days.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | …

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9 Calorie-Burning Cardio Exercises For Anyone Who Hates Running

Because why run when you can not?<p><b>1.</b> Choose 4-5 exercises from the list.<p><b>2.</b> Do the first exercise for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds, then move to the next one.<p><b>3.</b> Once you've gotten through 4-5 exercises, that's one round. Complete the circuit for 3-5 rounds total, resting a minute between …

Ten books you should read this September

A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.

Books

Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in the US and Canada, State-by-State (2016)

Each year Singletracks ranks the most popular mountain bike trails based on the number and quality of Singletracks members’ reviews, along with the …

Rhode Island

Make These Healthy Homemade Sports Drinks

These DIY beverage recipes will energize your runs while saving you hard-earned cash.<p>Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable …

Golden State Warriors

The Top 15 Pushup Variations

1 of 16<p>Take Your Pushups to the Next Level<p>Pushups are a barebones muscle-building exercise that’s incorporated in nearly every major athlete’s …

4 Tricks to Help You Make Health and Fitness a Priority

I consider myself one of the lucky ones - I've always enjoyed exercise - and hosting Boundless has been a great opportunity to maintain my fitness well into my thirties. in my early years it wasn't exercise, it was just playing. I'd only run because I wanted to get somewhere quickly and walking was …

Commuting

The Upper-Body Upgrade | Men's Health

And the wider your shoulders, the better, according to women. Females prefer men whose shoulders are 1.6 times the size of their waists, an <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i> study found.<p>But you don’t need to be an Olympic freestyler or a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer to get the coveted V-shape. The workout …

We Tried Weightlifting For Six Weeks And Here's What Happened

A three-times-a-week program that even fitness newbies can do.<p>Or, well, we decided we wanted to become at least a <i>little</i> bit stronger. Both of us are pretty fit people (averaging 2-5 workouts per week), but neither of us had any real prior experience with weight training. The free weight area always …

20 Ways To Cut 500 Calories A Day

Cutting 500 calories a day is an easy way to get started with your weight loss journey, and these tips make it even easier<p>Losing weight demands some serious life changes. After all, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose just 1 pound. But if you cut 500 calories a day, you …

Nutrition

8 Free Online Courses For People Who Are Never Tired Of Learning

Learning new skills and knowledge is a great way to advance your career, increase your income and make sense of the world. Today, you have access to …