Ian Jones

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Dynamic Cyclist

EXPLAINER: Sweet spot training

<i>Learn how to find and stay in your sweet spot to get the most bang from your training buck. Picture: iStock.</i><p>Riders who are following a structured …

A biologist reveals why the human body gets older – and the surprising way you can reverse the trend

If you’re like me, you believe you can’t control aging.Sure, you can eat healthy and exercise a lot. That might add a couple of years to your …

The Danish concept of 'hygge' – and why it's their latest successful export

If you’re reading this in a comfortable chair, surrounded by tasteful soft furnishings and perhaps even a candle or two, that sense of cosiness …

The Japanese concept of ikigai: why purpose might be a better goal than happiness

Happiness is the subject of countless quotations, slogans, self-help books and personal choices. It is also being taken seriously by national …

yoga + pilates + fitspo

Core Competency: Pilates Moves to Strengthen the Core

Use these four Pilates moves to strengthen your core and help prevent injury. Do the moves three times a week.

Healing the Body — Enlightening the Spirit: An Interview with Qigong Master Chunyi Lin

Renowned Qigong Master Chunyi Lin came to America more than 20 years ago to learn how this nation educates its people. Since that time, he has …

Alternative Medicine

Mantra of Trees: Why You Should Meditate in Nature

The spiritual history of the East tells us that most of the meditators attained self-realisation by meditating under trees. These seekers meditated …

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Ikigai

No, You Don't Hate Running

<b>Of all the training modalities that I coach, none is so universally despised by its non-practitioners as running.</b> People go out of their way to …

Biomechanics

Couch potatoes may have smaller brains later in life

Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later, according to a study published in the February 10, 2016, …

6 Ways Meditation Can Improve endurance performance

The term <b>meditation</b> has seen much greater prominence in the modern lexicon of recent times. It used to be seen as a somewhat ‘alternative’ concept, …

Zuberant Life

Strength=Speed.<p>Try incorporating more hill work into your training routine to build power the legs and core.<p>You'll perform so much more efficiently …

Zuberant Life

"Endurance correlates much better with maximal sustained work rate. Sports scientists have several names for this: lactate threshold, anaerobic …

Zuberant Life

"There was a consistent trend among elite athletes of various sports in that they almost all follow a polarized training plan. Again, roughly 80% of …

Zuberant Life

Don't underestimate the benefits of Yoga in endurance training and overall well-being.<p>Try and yourself into class or at the very least, use an app …

Zuberant Life

Once reserved for Tibetan Monks and the 'oddballs' in society, meditation is gaining widespread recognition for its benefits across many facets of …

Zuberant Life

The legend Nelson Mandela on running and what it meant to him.

Can Alcohol Negatively Affect Your Running?

As I rolled toward the finishing chute of The Rut 28K in 2016, the time on the clock reading well over five hours, I knew I hadn’t run up to my …

ZuberCoach

Getting back into endurance sports after a lengthy break? If it’s been a while it can be challenging. Consider working with a coach to manage the …

Five Tips for Multisport Couples

According to USA Triathlon’s “The Mind of a Triathlete 2009 Study” nearly 62 percent of all triathletes are married and 11 percent consider …

ZuberCoach

Trained runners need less power and less oxygen and typically chose a higher cadence than untrained runners. Higher cadence does no unambiguously …

Rock climbing, strength training

It’s a well known fact that if you always train the same way, your body gets used to it and your results will plateau. This is why I’m always on the …

The Guardian

The winner managed it in 3 hours and 37 minutes.

A 75-year Harvard study has revealed the most important factor in human happiness

Have you ever heard of the Harvard study that ran for 75 years to assess what makes us happy? It’s a revolutionary study in psychology.<p>It followed …

Plantar Fasciitis

Article by John Miller<p>What is Plantar Fasciitis?<p><b>Plantar fasciitis</b> is one of the most common sources of heel pain.<p>Your plantar fascia is a thick …

How Often Should You Fuel During Long Runs?

Photo: John Segesta<p><i>Learn how to improve the critical fuel efficiency element of the marathon while maintaining consistency in your training.</i><p>Running …

5 Ways to Get Over Your Biggest Mental Barriers

Even if you love working out, it’s completely normal to battle negative thinking. Here's how to get over it.<p>Often the biggest obstacle to running has nothing to do with the legs and lungs; it’s about what’s on your mind. Here’s how to clear some common mental hurdles that can keep you from getting …