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6 Crazy Exercises Cycling Trainers Swear By

Side-to-Side Planks<p>shutterstock<p><b>Who swears by it:</b> Andy Sparks, director of track programs for USA Cycling <b><br>Why:</b> This series fires up your entire midsection for a full two minutes. Not only is this great for sculpting a strong core, but holding a challenging pose for so long will strengthen your mental …

The Total-Body Conditioning Move You've Never Heard Of

This 200-year-old exercise could be just the thing to round out your workout<p>Never heard of a Turkish get-up? You're not alone. The 200-year-old exercise isn't that common outside the kettlebell community, but that doesn't mean it's not a totally awesome full-body exercise that everyone should be …

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How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Core Strength Matters<p>Don Foley<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Your bulging quads and razor-cut calves are the envy of your cycling pack, and you start every ride strong. As the ride progresses, though, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you slow in corners. The …

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

First Marathon Advice and Tips

Self-sabotage is probably the biggest weapon of mass destruction when it comes to marathon newbies. Avoiding it is actually quite easy but it takes confidence, faith in yourself, courage, trust in your training and well-laid plans. You are about to have an exciting adventure and join an accepting …

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A Time to Build: Strength Exercises for Cyclists in the Off-Season

While winter weather can wreak havoc on your riding routine, the colder months are a great opportunity to build a foundation for spring. Off-season strength and mobility training will lower your risk of pulling a muscle while shoveling your way out of the most recent Snowpocalypse, and also help …

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after the next, with no rest. Repeat for another set. Yep, you just got more time to ride. You're welcome.<p><b>Rotating Side Plank</b><br>Start in a push-up position. Balance on …

Hydration and Sodium

Will Sherman was 10 minutes from his best result as an amateur mountain bike racer when his quads seized, causing him to crash hard on a flat section of Indiana singletrack. As his muscles cramped into what felt like knots the size of golf balls, Sherman watched competitors pass him on their way to …

7 Best Dumbbell Exercises to Explode Your Arm Muscles

Whether you want to bulk up or simply tone the arms, the right movements can make the difference. Some movements give muscles more definition and …

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The 30-Day Dare to do More Program

While it’s important to treat yourself, especially this time of year, it doesn’t have to mean you put on 10 pounds or let your abs go into …

6 Exercises to Improve Running Form

Target your glutes, hips, and arms with these pre- and postrun moves to make running feel easy and effortless.<p>Good running form happens on the roads, of course. But there are simple exercises you can do before and after you run to improve body awareness, strength, and flexibility that will carry …

Get Stronger to Run Faster

If you want to run faster, you’ve got to do more than just speedwork.<p>​<p>​<p>If you want to run faster, you’ve got to do more than just speedwork. Strength training is a critical—but often neglected component—to runners’ training plans. “I think a lot of runners feel intimidated or put off by weight …