Michael Ray Saunders

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Atlas Wristband review: Finally, a fitness tracker for the gym rats among us

This $250 rep tracker is for those who do more than just run all day.<p>Let's face it, most fitness trackers are for runners. It's a natural progression …

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

A cardiologist who has run 29 Boston Marathons reveals 'intriguing' results on how exercising affects the heart

But is there an upper limit beyond which too much exercise is harmful?<p>For almost everyone, the answer is no.<p>As several colleagues and I write in the latest issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), the main problem in the United States and around the world is too little …

Best Fitness Tracker: Which Activity Monitor Is Right for You?

Elite athletes have always been data fiends, recording their speed, heart rate, and other workout information, often with the help of a personal …

What to Expect When You Start Working Out Again After a Long Break

If you’re just now getting back into a workout routine after a few weeks off for the holidays, or after injuries or laziness kept you grounded for a …

The Best Running Tech Gear of 2016 | Competitor.com

Stryd Powermeter<p>Power is the key metric for measuring performance in cycling. Stryd is the first true power meter for running, a tool that will …

Fitness Technology

Supersoft Winter Running Socks That Keep You Dry and Warm

<b>The Goal:</b> Find a winter running sock as adept at wicking sweat as blocking the chill when you’re rounding an icy Central Park reservoir. Marathoners …

The 74 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Fitness apps<p><b>42. Google Fit</b> (Free)<p>Let Google give you a …

Apps

The First Mile Always Sucks. Let It Go.

It’s not just you. The first mile of a run (or about the first ten minutes of any exercise) sucks for everybody. Go easy on yourself in that first …

This Guy’s Marketing Stunt Was So On-Brand That We’re Actually Writing About It

The cofounder of menswear startup Ministry of Supply ran a half marathon in a suit; it was part cunning PR, and part extreme R&D. It worked.<p>Gihan Amarasiriwardena, who trained in engineering at MIT, likes to run his apparel company, Ministry of Supply, like a tech company. When <i>Fast Company</i> last …

Marathons

All the Running Gear You Need to Help You Go the Distance

• <b>Nike Aeroloft Flash Vest</b><br>This vest might be featherlight, but it offers heavy-duty warmth. The 800-fill down provides superior insulation, while tiny …

Triathlon Training, Gear, Nutrition, Photos, Race Results & Calendars

Calendars

How to Prevent Workout Injuries: The Power of Pre-Hab

sex and the city<p>I first heard the term <i>pre-hab</i> in a Mile High Run Club class. After the 60-minute workout of sprints and hills, half the class filed out, but the rest of us who stayed were instructed to follow a series of stretching moves. “Let’s do some pre-hab to make sure this doesn’t hurt you in …

In Defense Of Working Out While High

<i>(Photo: Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images)</i><p>By Allison P. Davis<p>This October, a study suggested that "runner's high" was real. We're not talking about an endorphin rush or a school-counselor-approved "high on life" situation, but an actual high, akin to smoking weed. Running, scientists have found, …

This One Study Will Make You Want to Be a Runner

If you’re not a regular pavement pounder, odds are you’ve vowed to start more times than you can count. It’s the one workout that, in addition to countless health benefits and fitness cred, you can do <i>anywhere</i> and costs nothing — save for some new colorful running shoes. But for some, the halo of …

Essentials for Winter Running

Just because it’s cold and snowy outside doesn’t mean you’ve got to retire your running shoes or concede to the treadmill. In fact, studies show that people who run outside exercise longer and more frequently than people who work out indoors. All you need is the right gear to keep you warm, dry, …

Can Positive Memories Impact Performance?

Illustration: Oliver Baker<i>This article first appeared on Triathlete.</i>A workout gone wrong can make you wish you never had to put on a pair of running …

How to Run in the Winter Without Freezing to Death or Falling

It’s hard enough to get up and out for a run when it’s a balmy 70 degrees outside. But subtract 40, 50, or more degrees and it’s damn near …

High carb or high fat? The running diet debate

For years it’s been accepted that high carbs are needed to sustain performance. But is it really true, or should we be turning to fats instead?<p>In the mid 1960s, a group of Swedish physiologists based in Stockholm conducted a landmark experiment that would come to dominate the way every athlete, …

Carbohydrates