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The ultimate HIIT workout

High-intensity interval training is the No.1 fitness trend in the world, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's Worldwide Survey of …


10 questions dudes forget to ask their doctors

Paper hospital gowns and fluorescent lighting are no substitute for kicking back with beers during March Madness—but your annual checkup should be …


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Improve Your Deadlift

That's why I believe <i>everyone</i> should deadlift. From professional athletes to housewives to retirees, the exercise is a good fit for the majority of people that step into a gym. After all, most people deadlift on a daily basis anyway. Picking up a bag of salt? That's a deadlift. Hoisting a bag of …

Exercise Hormones to Know About

(And if you need some new workout inspiration, try these 10 Genius Exercises You Aren't Doing.)<p><b>The hormone:</b> Irisin<p><b>What it is:</b> Exercise causes it to break off into your bloodstream and circulate throughout your body. Hence its nickname: the “exercise hormone.”<p><b>How it works:</b> One recent study found …

How to Pay Off Debt While Saving for Retirement

iStock<p>In too many American households, the discussion about paying off debt while also contributing regularly to a retirement fund often goes like …

Personal Finance

Top 5 Ways To Boost Your Credit Score

Low credit score getting you down? While there’s no magical solution to instantly raise those ever-important three digits, thankfully there are ways …

Personal Finance

10 Apps That Help You Stay Organized in College

iStock<p>You’re not in Kansas anymore — you’re in college. That means you are responsible for keeping track of your life. Your parents aren’t there to …


3 Super-Easy Things Your Bike Mechanic Wishes You Would Do

Tips that will save you time and money—and prolong the life of your bike<p>So what if you’re not a virtuoso when it comes to repairing bicycles? You can still perform some routine maintenance that will not only save you money but also prolong the life of your bike—not to mention allow you to enjoy …

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Cycling Tips With Rapid Returns

We all want to get better, faster, and leaner, but the work involved can seem overwhelming—unless you take it one step at a time. Here are small changes that add up to big results.<p><b>Strike Oil</b> <br>Oiling your chain at least once a week (at minimum, every 100 miles) will not only make you faster due to …


15 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Here are 15 tips from top experts, recent scientific research and our own savvy staffers that will turbocharge your training without taking more time

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Your Best Cycling Body Ever

Get into Tour-worthy shape with these core, flexibility and high-impact exercises.


Are You Fit to Ride?

Find out where your body needs a boost with these cycling-specific fitness assessments.<p>Too many cyclists with bulging quads still struggle with a squishy core, wobbly hips, or stiff shoulders. On the bright side, fixing those issues will make you a more efficient rider, says Darcy Norman, a trainer …


101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

How to Wash Your Bike

Four common missteps—and three tips to a fast cleanup.<p><b>WHILE THERE ARE SOME OVERZEALOUS ODDBALLS</b> out there who meticulously polish their headset spacers with Q-tips, most of us treat bike cleaning as a quick chore—if we do it at all.<p>But in your rush to get the job done, you can make mistakes that …


Build Your Best Body

A gym-despiser's guide to easy off-season training<p>When it comes to cyclists and strength training, there are two immutable truths: We have to do it if we want to rebuild strength for next spring, and we'd much rather be organizing our sock drawers.<p>So here's our ultimate time-efficient gym workout: …


San Antonio’s Bookless Public Library Takes A Page Out Of Apple’s Playbook

Founder Nelson Wolff, a former mayor of San Antonio, claims he was inspired after reading Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography of Steve Jobs, and the speed at which the late Apple co-founder was able to introduce new products.<p>Within a year, Wolff (who is in his seventies) managed to launch the library …