Anthony Calanducci

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Shake Up Your Workout

Try these simple training hacks to go faster, ride longer, and pour on the power<p><b>Take a Stand</b><br>Cyclists typically try to build endurance by practicing long, seated climbs. But standing to pedal can lead to a dramatic spike in performance. <b><br>Tweak It</b><br>Find a straight stretch of road with a moderate …

Cycling

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

How to Fit a Bike Helmet

Make these four adjustments for maximum protection<p>We see too many riders with a helmet game so sloppy they may as well leave the lid at home. Follow this advice for proper fit from Randy Swart, director of the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute in Arlington, Virginia.<p>1. Place the helmet on your head …

Bicycle Helmets

You Are Frame Builder Dario Pegoretti

It's easy to understand the world's most confounding, experienced, and—many say—skilled frame builder. All you have to do is be him.<p>You have put a torch to more than 10,000 bicycles.<br>You smoke cigarettes.<br>Your standards are uncompromising.<br>You are not against innovation.<br>You suspect your father was …

New York City

Bust Out of a Rut

How to avoid burnout, stay in top shape, and have tons more fun all year long<p>You pushed yourself all summer.<p>You trained hard, ate right, and did some big rides and races. So why do you feel as flat an IHOP pancake? It's called burnout and it affects everyone from pros to weekend warriors. Just as …

Fitness

5 Reasons to Ride Outside This Winter

Don't let the cold keep you inside. Here's why it pays to brave the brrr.<p>Hands down, this is the hardest time of year for me here in the Northeast. As the soothing glow of autumn light, eye popping foliage, warm sunshine and cool air give way to dead leaves, persistently gray skies, and a steady …

Mountain Biking

Defy Your Age

Use our decade-by-decade guide to get the most from every mile for the rest of your life

Tour de France

Cadence Workouts

Improve the flow of your pedaling with these two workouts<p><b>1.</b> On flat terrain, warm up 30 minutes at 60-70 percent of your max heart rate, then go up to 80 percent. Do five minutes each of normal cadence (80-100 rpm), high cadence (110+) and low cadence (less than 70 rpm). Keep your heart rate at 80 …

Swimming

The 50 Most Unforgettable Photos Of 2014

And, as the old adage goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words."<p>We compiled the most unforgettable images from the past 12 months, captured by photographers from around the world.

Middle East

The best Android apps for kids of 2014

If your children are getting to grips with a new Android tablet for Christmas, here’s our pick of the most educational and entertaining kids’ apps this year<p>• The best iPad apps for kids of 2014<p>1. Endless Reader (Free + in-app purchases)<p>Endless Reader is full of character: an app where a troop of …

Time Your Protein to Maximize Your Muscles

Consuming protein before and after rides can help stave off muscle loss<p>It’s no secret that we lose muscle with age. And it’s no secret that lost muscle makes us slower. We know riding and strength training can help, as can eating plenty of protein. Now research shows that timing those two …

Nutrition

Language Learning App Lingua.ly Lands for iPhone

Lingua.ly‘s language learning mobile app is now available to download for the iPhone, following its release on Android back in April this year and its launch on the Web just a few weeks back.<p>The company said that in the month following its Android launch, the app attracted more than 100,000 …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity