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These Dali-Esque GIFs Will Make Your Brain Hurt In All The Right Ways

If Salvador Dali had had access to today’s animation software, he might have made GIFs like the ones Chilean photographer Jon Jacobsen makes. In these surrealist animated self-portraits, Jacobsen’s body swirls and drips as if seen through a melting kaleidoscope.<p>“As a child I dreamt of becoming an …

Art

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Cycling

A stronger core will help you pedal longer and more comfortably<p>Want to feel stronger on long rides? You need to strengthen your core. While experts may disagree on exactly which muscles comprise the "core" group, they almost all agree that improving muscular strength by developing the postural …

Exercise

Art & Painting

Jeffrey Jones - Spring In Gold, 1989<br>Posted by Lara

It Gets Easier: Cycling Advice for New Cyclists

These 14 simple tips will have you riding better than ever<p>The pro cyclists you saw swooping around France in July didn’t always have those wiry calves and ninja-like reflexes. At some point, they all had to learn how to train smart, to clip into their pedals, even how to shift gears. While only a …

Tour de France

Exercises That Will Increase Your Metabolism

<b>Answer:</b> Fire up your internal engine by tweaking your diet and exercise routine. BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of <i>Men’s Health</i> StreamFit, recommends eating at least 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal—that’s equal to a cup of Greek yogurt, a fist of meat, or four eggs. “During digestion, your body …

If The Bike Fits—Buy It

How to find the right frame and make adjustments for endless comfort<p>While there is no universal method for fitting a bicycle to the rider, fit theories do agree on most things, and proper training and equipment help bike-shop workers and fitters do their job consistently well. You'll have an easier …

Mountain Biking

Case Ma'Claim "Secured Liberty" New Mural - Frankfurt, Germany

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• May 6, 2014<br>• 0<p>Last seen last March in Berlin, Case Ma’Claim has now landed in Frankfurt where he just finished working on …

You Versus a Tour de France Pro Cyclist

Want to know how you measure up against the world's best riders? This review of Tour de France cyclist stats should give you some idea.<p>Ever wondered how you'd fare against a Tour de France rider? Now's your chance to see for yourself. We've taken a look at some key performance metrics (and some fun …

Two Cycling Workouts to Rule the Road

You’ve rolled the bike out of storage, pumped up the tires, and lubed the chain. Now the only thing standing between you and completing a 100-mile …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts

Quick Cycling Workouts for Power and Endurance

This is gonna hurt. But it’ll be worth it. These innovative interval workouts will make you faster and stronger—by next month. (Yes, we’re serious.)<p>This is gonna hurt. But it’ll be worth it. These innovative workouts will make you faster and stronger—by next month. (Yes, we’re serious.)

Cycling

Instafit: Super Burpee

What makes it so hard? The standard burpee entails going from a squat to a pushup position and back to a squat again as quickly as possible, working every last muscle in your body at a blistering pace, explains Gaddour.<p>Adding the reverse roll into the mix, however, further blasts your core. Your …

29 inspirational cycling quotes

It's amazing what people can come up with while on two wheels.<p>30 great benefits of cycling<br>• How does a bike stay upright?<br>• 20 signs that you're an …

Are You Fit to Ride?

Find out where your body needs a boost with these cycling-specific fitness assessments.<p>Too many cyclists with bulging quads still struggle with a squishy core, wobbly hips, or stiff shoulders. On the bright side, fixing those issues will make you a more efficient rider, says Darcy Norman, a trainer …

Health

The End Is Not Near

In his first gran fondo, a novice cyclist confronts slashing rain, slippery corners, champion riders, grueling climbs, and the most profound questions of human existence and life—such as, exactly how does one change a flat tire?<p>I'm not going to hold anything back, so I might as well tell you I got …

Cycling