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He's Sailed Around the World Alone -- Here's What He Has to Say About Mental Toughness [VIDEO] | Inc.com

VIDEO • PEAK PERFORMANCE<p>He's Sailed Around the World Alone -- Here's What He Has to Say About Mental Toughness<p>He's Sailed Around the World Alone -- Here's What He Has to Say About Mental Toughness<p>Alex Thomson holds the record for fastest Brit to sail solo around the world. He breaks down his mental …

Dwyane Wade

Released memo points to Hirohito's role in Pearl Harbor raid

TOKYO (AP) — A newly released memo by a wartime Japanese official provides what a historian says is the first look at the thinking of Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust the U.S. into World War II.<p>While far from conclusive, …

Japan

5 Max Heart Rate Training Myths—Busted

Think you know everything about max heart rate and why it’s important? Think again.<p>For decades, athletes have used maximum heart rate as a way to figure out which zones they should be training in. The most common wisdom was to subtract your age from 220, and—<i>voilà</i>!—you had your max HR, a figure …

Heart Rates

23 of the best 2018 sportive bikes — great bikes for long, fast endurance rides in comfort

Planning some long days in the saddle? With improved comfort and steady handling, the latest sportive bikes are just the job

Carbon Fiber

How the GOP Embraced the World—And Then Turned Away

Decades ago, Dwight Eisenhower defeated the isolationist faction of the Republican Party. Now, Trump is toppling his legacy.<p>President Donald Trump has delivered on at least one promise: He has made “America First” the guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy. At this week’s NATO summit, when he …

Political Science

Six simple steps to indexing gears on a road bike

<b>Freddy Vangoidsenhoven</b>, team mechanic with the An-Post Chain Reaction UCI Pro Continental team, has some quick tips on how to index the gears on a …

How to descend safely on a road bike

Refine your technique and confidence at descending on a road bike, and you’ll get much more from your riding and boost your average speed …

Turn your fears into a fearsome cycling performance

<b>Facing up to her pre-race nerves, Michelle Arthurs-Brennan discovers that confronting fears head-on can help you ride faster</b><p>Nerves are not the enemy. …

Aereo bikepacking bag system is modular, aero, and highly adjustable

Bikepacking bags tend to follow a very narrow design path. Where there were once a few innovators in the space there are now dozens. Most of them …

How Safe Is Your Bike Helmet - Bike Helmets Safety Ratings

Any bike helmet bought in the US is required to pass a series of safety tests. Problem is, those tests have limits that make them irrelevant to many real-life bike crashes.<p>For instance, to earn approval from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), helmets must protect a dummy head when …

14 Foods You Can Eat As Much of As You Want

<i>This story originally appeared on ThisIsInsider.com.</i><p>While there's no such thing as a zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without …

4 Ways Tweaking Your Diet Can Help You Bulk Up

Carolyn Brown, R.D., hits you with the facts<p>If you want to bulk up, you can't rely on just hitting the gym. What you put into your body plays an extremely important part, too. From the sources of nutrients you choose to the amount of protein you consume, here are four tips from Carolyn Brown, R.D., …

The Best Food Combos To Eat Before Every Type Of Workout

Just like your gear needs vary by workout, so too should your fueling strategy. The smoothie that goes down easy before strength-training could cause digestive distress in spin class. And you don't need quite as many calories for a 30-minute brisk stroll as you would for a high-intensity interval …

Tip: Lose the Fat, Spare the Muscle

The so-called fat burning zone is a myth. To dump the chub, go hard and fast or low and slow. Here's why and how to do it.<p>Regardless of what it says …

Grim Economic Realities

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The Fading Battlefields of World War I

This year will mark the passing of a full century since the end of World War I—a hundred years since the “War to End All Wars.” In that time, much of the battle-ravaged landscape along the Western Front has been reclaimed by nature or returned to farmland, and the scars of the war are disappearing. …

6 Tricks to Climb Better on Your Bike

<b>The following is excerpted from Climb! by Selene Yeager—your guide to train for, conquer, and ultimately fall in love with hills. You can purchase a copy here, then go crush some elevation.</b><p>You can be a walking pair of lungs atop a set of monster quads and still struggle up climbs without the right …

Best Cycling Movies of All Time

1 of 26<p>Breaking Away<p>Follow Dave and his friends as they attempt to beat a group of local college boys in their town's annual bike race in this touching yet hilarious Academy Award winning film.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>2 of 26<p>RAD<p><b>Year:</b> 1986<b><br>Score on IMDB:</b> 7.2<p>A cult phenomenon, RAD tells …

Elite Borson Bike Case Makes Packing and Traveling Super Easy

Price: $800<br>Weight: 26.84 lb. (claimed)<br>Dimensions: 130x36x90cm<br>The right bike case for: Anyone who loves to ride in faraway places but doesn’t love the hassle of a big, bulky bike case.<p>Riding or racing your bike in another state or country is one of our sport’s great joys. Packing and traveling with …

4 Ways to Improve Running Speed

Looking to improve your 5K time? Or trying to PR in the half marathon? Whatever your goal race, you can benefit from incorporating these simple speed …

Marathons

8 fat-releasing habits that will help you slim down

It seems everywhere we turn, something makes or keeps us heavier than we should be. Food is obviously a biggie: We consume more than we used to, and today's overly processed foods often trick our bodies into craving seconds and thirds. Our diets also tend to fall short of certain healthy nutrients, …

Major Taylor - Wild Rabbit

On the evening of the first Saturday in December, 1896, Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor made his professional cycling début in front of 5,000 paying punters, …

Six Fitness Myths People Swear By That Aren't True

Even at my fittest, I never had a body that I felt was commensurate with the amount of effort I was putting in.<p>Getting in the best shape of my life at the ripe old age of 41 was an eye-opening experience. Beyond feeling and looking better, I became acquainted with how the human body functions, how …

Best exercises for fibromyalgia

Many people find that doing exercise eases their fibromyalgia symptoms. In this article, we look at which forms of exercise are most effective and …

Tai Chi

Road cycling: 8 ways to maximise your riding position

Revealed: the small tweaks you can make to boost your performance on the road<p>Taking part in a sportive or going for a long ride at the weekend is a …

Road Cycling

Why Seaweed Is Super Healthy and Nutritious

Seaweed is a common ingredient in Asian cuisine that's rapidly gaining popularity among health-conscious Westerners.<p>And for good reason — eating …

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Veterans

Can you improve on your weaknesses?

<b>Endurance came easy for CW’s Michelle Arthurs-Brennan, but could she train her body to improve on her weakest area - sprinting?</b><p>Let’s be under no …

Cycling

Improve Your Sprint Performance With Speed Drill Training

How can you train for sprints when much of your training focuses on endurance? Speed training through speed drills is one way to improve your sprint …