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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 …

Road Bikes

5 Stretches That Will Make Your Knee Pain Go Away - Runner's World

<b>This exercise physiologist suggests the following stretches to help soothe your sore knees.</b> <i>– By Meghan Rabbitt for Prevention</i><p>The knee is one of the …

Stretching a Lateral Retinaculum of the Knee

The lateral retinaculum is a ligament that helps hold your patella, or kneecap, in place. When the knee moves slightly out of place or becomes tilted …

New minimalist furniture line takes cues from Le Corbusier

The ASH x WC collection is available in marble and oak finishes<p>ASH NYC, the development and interior design company—and a member of Curbed’s 2015 Young Guns class—has released a new line of minimalist, functional furniture that includes tables, stools, chairs, benches, and daybeds.<p>Created by ASH …

Furniture

Pre-Ride Glute Activation - Monthly Yoga with Abi

Let’s just call a spade a spade: yoga isn’t deadlifting. We’re not shooting for swole gains here. Instead, our objectives are to activate the glutes, …

Training Center: Core strength for cyclists

Years ago, I was out to dinner with a group of friends when an unassuming gentleman joined us. (I’m still embarrassed to admit that, at the time, I …

Yoga For Sore, Weak or Inflexible Wrists - Monthly Yoga with Abi

Mountain bikers are particularly prone to wrist injuries, which can result from crashes, excessive vibration and maintaining the same upper body …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Two Strength Exercises for Cyclists to Help You Beat Injuries and Fatigue

Riki Bryan, founder of the Hard Boiled Holistics “functional movement studio” in New York City, has a surprising perspective on gyms: He doesn’t like them. “I’d rather be cycling or surfing or doing something fun outdoors,” he says. “But in NYC, it’s hard to do that on a daily basis. So, I thought, …

Workouts

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Yoga for Lower Back Pain Video

Embed Add to Favorites Added to Favorites Make Feature Featured<p>Video player is disabled while the embed window is open.<p>Copy and paste the HTML code …

Mountain Biking

How to Layer for Winter Riding and Enjoy the Cold

If you're experiencing discomfort on a ride, it should be because you're working hard—not because you're dressed for the wrong season. Don't accept shivering or overheating while cycling in the winter as givens: Properly layering for the day's temperature will help you focus on the road and not bad …

Cycling

The 5 key areas of training for road cyclists

By paying special attention to these five areas of cycle training you'll be able to cope with most things, no matter what your level of ability. Give …

Fork Cork hides your stash in your steerer tube, Sticky Pod holds the rest

Ever thought you could make better use of that empty steerer tube on your tapered suspension fork? So did Miles Schwartz, so he spent three years …

IPhone 7

Do fasted rides really work?

<b>Whether it be losing weight, improving your on bike efficiency or utilising fat as a energy source. When executed correctly fasted rides can provide</b> …

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

Tour Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily By Bike, Following Your Stomach

Long-distance cycling tours are fun except when they aren’t. Meaning that eating bars and goo pouches, sleeping on the side of the road, schlepping …

A Quick Guide To The Most Effective Poses For Mountain Bikers - Monthly Yoga With Abi

"Yoga has remarkable brain-scrubbing attributes." - Joe Rogan<p>Practicing yoga has significant mental benefits for athletes including sharpening …

4 yoga routines for cyclists

Yoga has many benefits for cyclists. Yoga exercises the body and mind contributing to increased flexibility which can help in injury prevention, it …

8 Ways to Smooth Out Your Pedal Stroke

Drills and Tools<p>Flickr<p><b>Go One-Legged.</b><br>Among the best ways to achieve more fluidity in your pedal stroke are one-legged drills and riding a fixed-gear bike. One-legged pedaling forces you to pedal all the way through the stroke and develop your muscles accordingly. Whether you do this outside or …

Swimming

Top 5 quietly brilliant MTB products

Here at <i>BikeRadar</i> we’ve tested literally thousands of mountain bike products, some are good, some…. not so good. But some products come to be known as …

Stability and 3D Training will Improve Your Riding

Check out these four exercises to help increase your Stability, 3D integration, Movement and function.<p>Following up on last month's Pinkbike article …

Avoid These 7 Common Foam-Rolling Mistakes

You wouldn't trade those hours on the bike for anything, but sometimes, being hunched over the handlebars for miles on end leads to tight, achy muscles. The good news: You don’t have to shell out for weekly cycling-specific massages to fix the kinks.<p>Foam rolling, a form of self-massage that breaks …

Pain

This turbo trainer promises silence, glorious silence

Two of the biggest bugbears with turbo trainers may have been banished by Canadian startup STAC, which claims to have designed a model that's …

How to service Shimano SPD pedals: walkthrough guide with video

Even when left alone, Shimano SPD pedals will last seemingly indefinitely. However, servicing Shimano pedals is ludicrously easy, and performing this …

Five off-the-bike workouts you can do at home

Cycling is a fantastic way to develop cardiovascular fitness and leg strength. But because of the fixed position, largely linear motion, low upper body …