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6 Of The Best Leg Exercises That Aren't Squats Or Lunges

So you want more defined quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves in 2015, but you're sick and tired of squats and lunges. We hear you.<p>Squats and lunges are some of the most well-known -- and most effective -- lower-body moves, but it's never a bad idea to shake up your workout routine. And if shaking …

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All in the Hips

Strengthening this joint could cure your injuries.<p>Runners who are looking for the cause of their foot, ankle, or knee pain may need to look higher. Weak hips are often the culprit behind patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, and iliotibial-band syndrome, according to Reed Ferber, Ph. D., …

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The Trails of Lake Tahoe - Women's Running

Every winter, millions of mountain lovers descend upon Lake Tahoe for fresh powder and downhill slopes. Take to the trails, however, and you’ll find …

The Vegan Experience: Triple Garlic Pasta With Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Bread Crumbs

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Building up a strong vegan pasta dish isn't all that different from building a non-vegan pasta dish. Here, the pasta is, of course, the star. The rest is just made up of a few supermarket staples—plum tomatoes, lots of garlic, olives, and bread …

Slow Cooker Harissa Beef Stew With Lemon Yogurt

It's hard to find fault with a basic beef stew. Better, though, is one that riffs on the standby. And while it's a time-consuming endeavor to get it right, fortunately using the slow cooker means very little of that time is hands-on.<p>Here, a fragrant mix of harissa spices—paprika, chile, cinnamon, …

The Vegan Experience: Crispy Kung Pao Tofu

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Welcome to the third year of The Vegan Experience! All month we're exploring the vegan lifestyle, from dining out to eating in, developing a slew of delicious recipes for vegan appetizers, snacks, and entrées along the way. For more posts in the series, check here!<p>Things I …

Slow Cooker Lebanese Red Lentil Soup

Unlike most lentils, red lentils cook quickly. This version, a take on the traditional Lebanese soup, is done in the slow cooker. After it's done cooking, it's punched up with a bit of vinegar, puréed, and garnished with onions, cilantro, and a spurt of fresh lemon.<p>When cooking, even in the slow …

Burmese Salad Days and More at Laksa King in Vancouver

Even though its name has been shortened to <b>Laksa King</b>, Bo Laksa King's Bubbles and Bits—still in use on the sidewalk's sandwich board and receipts—is one of my favorite restaurant names of all time. ("Bo" was for Bo Han, a Myanmar native and the original owner of the restaurant.) A short ten minute …

13 Hearty Stews We Love

Gallery13 Hearty Stews We Love<p>Whether you're battling <i>the</i> cold or <i>a</i> cold, a nice, hearty stew is always a welcome wintertime cure. We've collected 13 of our favorite hearty recipes, from meaty to vegan. See them all in the slideshow or check them out below!<p>Get the Recipes!<p>Colombian Chicken Stew with …

The Food Lab: The Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe …

The Right Way to Do 5 Popular Body-Weight Exercises

<b>1. Triceps Dip on a Bench</b><br>Your triceps make up more of your arms than your biceps do, but most men pay their triceps less attention. At most, they may head to an empty bench and knock out a few triceps dips at the end of their workout. Unfortunately, that's one of the worst moves you can do to build …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

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Recover Better To Run Faster

Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor<p><i>Maximize your training and progress with optimal recovery practices.</i><p>Runners love to talk about their training. Epic …

Hard, Fast Rules

How to push the pace without crashing into a wall.<p>Runners tend to be a motivated lot, always compelled to do more and do it faster. Yet this desire to push our limits can send us over the edge. When our efforts to run faster leave us sidelined with injury or as flat as Frank Shorter's race-day …

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Motivation - The Running Bug

Is Training Making You Insane?

<i>Switch up your workout routine to keep things fresh.</i><p>Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over …

Taper Time

Scale back smartly and get to the starting line fresh, healthy, and ready to run.<p>After three or more months of hard marathon training, you'd think runners would embrace the R&R of the taper. Not always. Both veterans and newcomers often find it difficult to scale back their mileage, kick up their …

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Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

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Workout Of The Week: Billat's 30-30

The best runners possess two key characteristics: a high VO2 max (i.e. a high capacity to consume oxygen during running) and great energy economy …

Good Buzz

No more coffee guilt—caffeine boosts leg and brain power.<p><b>Run Longer, Think Faster</b><br>In a study done last year, researchers gave cyclists an energy bar with or without caffeine (equal to one cup of coffee) before and during a long, hard ride. They found that cyclists who have caffeine ride farther and …

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The Secret to High-Intensity Interval Training

Athletes have long used interval training to amplify performance, but recent research suggests you should crank up the intensity even more. Curious about how to maximize interval training, Jens Bangsbo, a professor at the University of Copenhagen and a former assistant coach with Italy’s dominating …

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The 10-Minute Plyometrics Workout For Runners

<i>Yes, you can get meaningful benefits for your running with a 10-minute workout.</i><p>You got home from work late. You were going to run for 45 minutes, but …