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The 10 Commandments of Training

1. <b>Have a Plan.</b> Winging it is fine sometimes, but it doesn't quite cut it when you want to achieve something great. Truly remarkable accomplishments, whether finishing your first century (100-mile) ride or lining up for your first race (yes, it could happen), require careful planning and …

Marathons

Nutrition for cycling: 10 tips to get your food and drink dialled

If you are keen on cycling, you’re probably interested in your diet, health and weight as well — but if you find nutrition information dry, chewy and …

Should you really train like a pro?

Watching pros battle for glory in your favourite race can make you want to emulate whatever it is they’re doing to go so fast. How many hours a week …

Could compression clothing benefit your recovery?

Train hard, recover and go again. We’ve seen the photos of the pros post-race in their compression clothing, but is this gear worth investing in for …

Not Riding It Right

Missing the important moves sometimes can be shrugged off—but missing authenticity can't<p>To stay with the group, Bobby and I had already crossed five or six fault lines just before they split wide open, one or the other of us each time sensing something in the clicking gears, and changing cadences, …

Cycling

Massage Benefits

Long hours in the saddle and hard workouts can leave your muscles riddled with knots and scar tissue created as they repair themselves. And because all your muscles are connected, those sore spots can spread throughout your body if not treated—a tight lower back creates an achy hip that leads to a …

Exercise

Keep your pedal-pushers strong today for a better brain tomorrow

If you can remember all your power metrics from a decade ago, you might chalk up your impressive memory up to having equally impressive quads.<p>We know that cardio exercise like cycling is good for your brain, and that lower-body strength training is good for your cycling. Now, a study published in</i> …

Workouts

8 Ways to Recover Faster from a Hard Ride

Cool Down<p>David Michalczuk/Flickr<p>Take a few minutes to spin easy after you’ve throttled your legs with a hard ride. The blood vessels in your legs expand while you’re hammering away: Stop abruptly, and the blood just pools down there. This not only makes you lightheaded, but also limits your ability …

Cycling

5th edition of Zinn & The Art of Road Bike Maintenance gets at old and new tech

Lennard Zinn’s maintenance books have been the gold standard for home mechanics for many years, and we’ve seen a number of shop rats who got their …

Road Bikes

Hill-Crusher Legs In 6 Easy Steps

Turn heads—and cranks—with these 6 strength-and-sculpt moves<p>As Ferrari, Pegoretti, and Cipollini all prove, a powerful engine and a sexy profile are not mutually exclusive. These six simple moves will not only deliver cycling-specific strength, they'll sculpt every part of your lower body and leave …

5 Reasons You're Not Getting Faster

<b>You “ride lots.”</b> Cyclists often have the notion that putting in big miles ought to automatically make them faster. It’s true that when you’re just starting out, any miles will make you faster because you’re getting fitter. But once you’ve reached a certain point, piling on the miles is just …

Fitness

USADA chief Tygart rejects Armstrong 'witch hunt' claim

SINGAPORE (AFP) — The U.S. anti-doping chief Wednesday dismissed accusations of a “witch hunt” against Lance Armstrong and said he was delighted with …

Is The Hour Record The New Pro Goal? Rohan Dennis of BMC Goes For It In February

Not that long ago, Jens Voigt crushed the hour record that had stood for 9 years, only to be immediately beat by Matthias Brandle. The hour record is …

Cycling

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Tour de France: Kristoff wins in Saint-Étienne - Sagan denied…

<b>Tour de France: Kristoff wins in Saint-Étienne - Sagan denied once again on stage 12 & Greipel crashes!</b><br>http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour-de-france/stage-12/results<p><b>Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the 12th stage in the Tour de France from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne. The Norwegian beat Peter Sagan (Cannondale), who was second for the fourth time in this Tour de France. Arnaud Démare (FDJ) came in third.</b><br>The breakaway of the day consisted of Sebastian Langeveld (Garmin-Sharp) who initiated it …

Redesigned Giant Defy Road Bike Is a Racer for the Real World

New genre-bending model is heavy on discs, light on weight<p>When Giant introduced its Defy endurance road bike in 2008, the bike was part of a broader movement to return more real-world abilities to bikes that had been designed chiefly around race-worthy attributes less relevant to regular, …

Hearst Magazines

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Piriformis Pain?

The cure to piriformis pain is finding the culprit.<p><i>My 50th birthday falls on the weekend of the 2014 Disney World Marathon. It has been my dream to celebrate by doing Goofy's race. Unfortunately, I have been struggling with piriformis pain since my last marathon, two years ago. Is my dream a wash,</i> …

Physiotherapy

Ferritin and Fatigue

"Normal" iron levels may not be enough for endurance athletes.<p>My column in the <i>Globe and Mail</i> this week looks at iron levels for athletes, and in particular at new evidence that you can have normal hemoglobin levels but still be suffering negative effects from iron depletion. Endurance athletes have …

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