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Juicing 101: Benefits, Ingredients And Recipes

<i>Stock up on farm-fresh fruits and veggies and break out the home juicer. We’ve got your DIY guide to whipping up flavor- and nutrition-packed …

Alternative Medicine

Study: Strengthen Hamstrings To Improve Your Running Economy

New research indicates that your quad strength and hamstring strength should be equal.<p>Distance runners have always known they need not look like super-muscular sprinters or body builders. Bulging muscles don't improve performance; they make you big and bulky when you want to be lean and mean.<p>Still, …

The REAL Best Foods for Runners

Use these "super foods" to power you through your next race.<p>Readers, when it comes to sports nutrition, I may not have the "right" background. I don't hold a "fancy degree," or have even a "rudimentary grasp" of things like "carbs and protein and fat." I'm not "certain" how glycogen is "pronounced."<p>…

How Do Morning Workouts Affect Sleep?

It's not just the night before that matters.<p>Ever wondered how morning workouts affect your sleep? A new study in the <i>European Journal of Sport Science</i>, from researchers in Australia (including Shona Halson, the head of recovery at the Australian Institute of Sport) tackles this question. The study …

Video: Three Tips For Buying Running Shoes | Competitor.com

<i>Here are three things to know before you buy your next pair of shoes.</i><p>Has anyone ever told you they just found the best pair of running shoes? They …

Richie Schley’s New Gravatron App Captures Air Time, Cornering Speed & More

Sure, you could Strava your next mountain bike ride, but that’d only tell you how fast you went. The new Gravatron app captures your air time, speed, …

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …

Marathons

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Clean Eating for Cyclists

Eating to ride shouldn't be complicated. Here's the lowdown on the latest nutrition trends—and how they can help you fuel up and feel good on the bike.<p>If you've been kicking around the idea of radically changing the way you eat but are wondering how it will affect your energy when you ride, here's …

7 Tips for Fueling Your First Marathon

Practice your nutrition during training and get to the starting line prepared.<p>As you log your miles, you also need to practice your nutrition, a crucial part of getting you through 26.2 miles. Even if this isn’t your first marathon, these tips can help power your training runs and race.

New Trail Running Gear for Summer

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Motivation

Monday Minute: The Hand Switch

<i>In this video we show you the hand switch, and it’s performed exactly as the name suggests. This maneuver is going to key in on some major muscle</i> …

Is There an Ideal Running Weight?

Reducing total fat mass could lead to faster race times.<p><i>Good afternoon Doc,</i><p><i>I am curious if there is an ideal running weight that I should shoot for and if so how do I calculate that weight?</i><p><i>I am a 44-year-old male, weighing 195 at 6' 2" and would call myself an intermediate runner. I have run</i> …

Great Snacks for Runners

What to choose to fill you up (but not out!)<p>My nephew, Lawton, loves to snack. He walks into the pantry, closes the glass door behind him, thinks no one can see him, and reaches for either the chips or the cookies. He's three years old. I'm decades older but in truth, I'm not that different. I too …

Happy Hammies

Dodge hamstring woes with multi-muscle exercises.<p>Use this series of exercises and stretches to strength and relax your hamstring muscles. Keeping your hamstrings strong and flexible is key to a healthy running routine.

The Maintenance Numbers Game

These routine measurements will keep your bike running smoothly—and help you avoid costly repairs<p><b>Personalize Your Pressure</b><br>For starters, you should know the maximum psi recommendation for the tire you're using (typically 100 for road, 25 to 35 for mountain, and 50 to 60 for city)—and avoid inflating …