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3 Efficient Bike Trainer Workouts

If you have the discipline to ride the trainer this winter, then it’s safe to say you want to make the most of time invested. You’ve probably heard a …

Beyond the Brick: 5 Drills to Protect your Run Form

Spending hours in the saddle can seriously hamper your run. Set things right with these simple, take-anywhere drills.<p><i>by Chris Johnson</i><p>We’ve all been …

The Best Way to Catch Your Breath During a Workout, According to Science | Men's Health The Best Way to Catch Your Breath and Slow Your Heart Rate down

The result: Bending over Michael Jordan-style reduces your heart rate by 22 more beats per minute (BPM) than staying upright does.<p>(Looking for a new workout program? Try <b>The Anarchy Workout</b>—one guy lost 18 pounds of fat in 6 weeks.)<p>So why should you care? After all, isn’t the whole point of a …

Why Can’t I Run Faster?

Every runner knows what it feels like to reach his or her limits. But what defines those limits?<p>Contrary to the outdated locker-room myth, the reason you hit your limits is not simply that lactic acid is scorching your muscles. Instead, the sensations you feel while running each correspond to a …

5 Bike Trainer Mistakes to Avoid

Get the most out of your indoor riding sessions by avoiding these common errors<p>Cold, darkness, and weather—or all three—can force many of us inside and onto stationary trainers to maintain some semblance of fitness over the winter months. Few of us truly look forward to these rides, but they can be …

Get In Gear: Understanding Your Bike's Gears | Page 3 of 3

<b>How to Shift</b><p>Now that you have the proper bike setup for your local terrain and riding style, here’s how to maximize its performance.<p><b>Front shifting</b> …

Ask Mario: What Is a Fartlek?

Q.<p><i>Mario,</i><p><i>I’ve seen ‘fartleks’ written into your training plans. What the heck does that mean?</i><p><i>Kevin C.</i><p>A.<p>Kevin,<p>Fartlek—Swedish for “speed play”—is a …

How To Train The 80/20 Way

The most fundamental variables of triathlon training are volume and intensity. In lay terms, volume is how much you swim, bike and run and intensity …

Swimming

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly …

Marathons

How to measure changes in your cycling fitness

You've just finished your local group run and thought: "I was really good today, I made those guys hurt" or maybe "I was struggling today, wow that …

Cycling

The Bowral Classic Series - Part 2

20 Post-Workout Recovery Recipes

Being an athlete—whether you do Crossfit, take spin class, run marathons, or dance in pointe shoes—means being committed and informed. You don't …

The 3 Best Core Exercises For Runners

Maintaining a strong core is key to staying healthy as a runner. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<i>Forget crunches. They’re not specific enough to running.</i> …

The IRONMAN Beginner's Run Gear Checklist

This foolproof checklist for run training and racing will free up your headspace to focus on getting fit.<p>The IRONMAN marathon comes at the end of a …

Aerobic Accelerator: Proper Recovery Between Intervals Is Key

It doesn’t take a research experiment to prove that aerobic fitness is important. Without input from scientists, coaches (and self-coached athletes) …

The 4 Phases Of The Freestyle Swim Stroke

<i>For pro triathlete and swim coach Anna Cleaver, swim insight is a sixth sense—she grew up in the waves of her native New Zealand and today is first</i> …

One Hour Workout: 2-2-1 Over-Unders Run

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).</i>This week’s run workout comes from USAT Level I …

Exercise

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

Here's What's Wrong With That Viral Coca-Cola Graphic

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.<p><b>Here's what it says:</b><p><i>10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don't immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.</i><p><b>Here's the …

Diabetes

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

You’ve finally figured out what you want to do with your life — start a company, launch a website, design an app, or found a nonprofit. The only problem is that you can’t afford to quit your job (and lose your benefits) in order to pursue it fulltime. So, where should you start? What’s the best way …

How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People

Twenty five years after the term “emotional intelligence” was first introduced by academics, thousands of independent scientific studies have highlighted the importance of managing your own and others’ emotions in relation to career success, job performance, entrepreneurship, and leadership.<p>But …

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Managing Performance When It’s Hard to Measure

Organizations of all kinds have long struggled to accurately measure the performance of individual members. The typical approach is to assess an individual’s performance against a metric usually tied to whether or not they performed a task and the amount of output they generated by doing so. …

How to Show Trustworthiness in a Job Interview

Most advice about job interviews is about how to assess a candidate’s skills, if you’re the interviewer, and how to demonstrate your skills if you’re the candidate – so that you will come across as smart and motivated. And there, right out of the gate, we’ve got a problem. Because the most …

The 8 Simple Habits of Incredible Bosses | Inc.com

Being a boss is hard. It doesn't always come naturally. Many who want to move up the ladder don't really consider whether they have what it takes to consistently motivate people to do good work.<p>Incredible bosses aren't always born that way. Most work hard to learn techniques that are useful and …

Leadership

Stop Believing That You Have to Be Perfect

The value of failure has become a mantra in Silicon Valley, with the rise of events like FailCon, a conference “for startup founders to study their own and others’ failures and prepare for success.” Failure, the thinking goes, is an intense form of hands-on education that — when done right — …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

The Remedy for Unproductive Busyness

Raise your hand if you feel busy. Keep it up, still, if you think the busyness is hurting your productivity. If your hand is still up, then you should keep on reading.<p>It’s very easy to succumb to the temptation of staying busy even when it is counterproductive: It is the way our brains are wired. …