Michael Trees

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Go Nuts

Spread the news—here are six mouthwatering twists on one of cycling's most traditional, revered, and effective energy foods: the mighty PB&J<p>The kind of cyclist who packs one is the sort who, suffering a puncture, is as apt to fix the flat in two minutes as he is to sprawl in the grass for a spell …

Breakfast

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Workout

Hugh Jackman reveals the muscle-and-mind tricks that transform him into Wolverine<p>The most amazing physical feat I’ve ever seen was performed not by an elite athlete, but by Hugh Jackman, who becomes Wolverine once again this month in <i>X-Men: The Last Stand</i>.<p>This miracle of physicality wasn’t as eye …

Weightlifting

The World's Most Effective Diet | Men's Health

But a few years ago, something began to turn. Knowing the way food soothed me, I started slipping—a shake from the diner, tangerine chicken from the local Chinese place. My eating became mechanical, joyless. This is an easy trap to fall into: From our hunter-gatherer ancestors, we retain a …

Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Maybe you haven't pedaled a bike since you were eight and need a nudge to start up again. Or you're still finding your way on a bike—but looking to get serious about dropping some extra pounds. Either way, this six-week blueprint is guaranteed to help you shed weight, get stronger, and feel happier.<p>…

Workouts

Reach Your Ideal Cycling Weight

Find it, reach it—and stay lean for life<p>Behold the mighty pound. Each one has potential. To put raw power into your pedals. To outsprint the masses to the line. To ascend the likes of Mont Ventoux. But pack on too many (especially of the non-power-producing variety—in other words, fat) and they'll …

Fitness

The Top Road Climbs With a View

Five mountain passes that promise jaw-dropping vistas along with major bragging rights<p><b>1. Alpine Loop, Virginia</b><br>This 104-mile loop starting in Harrisonburg delivers a quad-burning 11,000 feet of Blue Ridge Mountain climbing, complete with two dirt road sections (including a 10-mile haul to Reddish …

Hiking

Eat to Ride

Three nutrition tips every cyclist should live by<p>Whenever I advise athletes about bike nutrition, I tell them that they don’t need a special diet to fuel performance. The one that’s best for health is also the one that’s best for strong results. If you want all your systems firing at 100 percent, …

Nutrition

50 Rides of a Lifetime

We asked readers and staff to name their all-time favorite places to pedal. The result (in no particular order): classic destinations, must-do events, and two-wheeled adventures that should be on every cyclist's bucket list.<p><b>1. The Cobbles of Belgium.</b><br>Cyclists like to suffer, and the mystical mecca …

Hiking