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Four Ways to Stop the Dreaded Side Stitch

You can start by watching what you eat before a run.<p>Few things are worse than getting a side stitch during a run. Here are three ways to prevent the problem, and one strategy for stopping a stitch in its tracks:<p><b>Eat mindfully pre-run.</b> There are many theories as to why stitches occur, and one of them …

Today's #Dailychart looks at financial flows to developing countries. The flow of money to poor counties has surged over the past two decades, from under $500 billion in 1990 to over $2 trillion in 2011. For the poorest, official development aid is the main source of funds. But those governments that spend more see a greater diversity of funds flow into the country

Am I Overtraining for My Marathon?

Having trouble completing your workouts? Here's how to train smarter to avoid fatigue.<p><i>I'm running my first marathon since 1990, though I've been running consistently for nearly 30 years and ran two half-marathons last spring. For support, I've joined a local runner's group, and for our late fall</i> …

Wounded soldier first ever double amputee to complete gruelling Spartan Race

A soldier who lost both his legs while on duty in Afghanistan has become the first British double amputee to finish a gruelling Spartan Race obstacle …

Add 100 Pounds to Your Squat

<i>Here's what you need to know...</i><p>• Breathing paused squats could be the hardest, most effective tool in your the toolkit.<p>• By exhaling under a squat, …


Free diving with the humpback whales of Silver Bank, Dominican Republic. #freediving

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All trainees who lift in heavy gyms have performed a variety of rows—barbell rows, dumbbell rows, seated cable rows, T-bar rows. The latter is our topic this month. The traditional T-bar is a simple piece of equipment in which one end of a long bar is attached to a hinge and the other end can […]

All trainees who lift in heavy gyms have performed a variety of rows—barbell rows, dumbbell rows, seated cable rows, T-bar rows. The latter is our …

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Measure your fitness level with these simple tests

You probably have some idea of how fit you are. But knowing the specifics can help you set realistic fitness goals, monitor your progress and …


Walk This Way for A Total Body, Fat Burning Blast

On most days you head to the gym and ‘do the right thing’. You take out your training log, follow the reps and sets, add a little more weight than …


7 Hard Truths About Lifting

Here's what you need to know...<p>No matter what the goal, you simply can't go wrong by making strength a priority.<br>• Check your ego. Allow yourself to be …

Top Gear’s worst cars in the world

Kieren Perrow tearing up Pipeline. #surfing Photographer: Pat Stacey

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

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California... knows how to sunset.

200 barn find Porsches up for auction

16 Aug<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>A remarkable, 200-strong collection of Porsches will be coming to auction in Norfolk, UK, over the coming months, with the …

In Yokohama on August 6th Japan unveiled its biggest warship since the second world war. Officially, the Izumo is a destroyer; when it enters service in 2015 it will come with a complement of up to 14 helicopters that will be used for anti-submarine warfare and border-surveillance missions

Under Armour Speedform Review: I Wore A Bra For My Feet, And I Loved It

Constructed in a bra factory, the Speedforms look completely ridiculous--but feels great.<p>I wanted to hate the Speedform, a new running shoe from the Baltimore-based athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour. It's an unusual shoe, not least for the much-advertised fact that it was manufactured in a …