Michael Malanga

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The Ultimate Guide to Puglia, Italy: How to Travel Well in "the New Tuscany"

When Helen Mirren was on the Italian press tour for <i>The Queen</i> in 2007, she fell so in love with Puglia that she went back and bought herself a <i>castello</i> (a castle) a few months later. And who can blame her? Heralded as "the new Tuscany,” the region has attracted admirers from Bella Hadid to Tom Hanks …

Italy

Ten things to know before moving to Italy

You want to live in Italy, but where to start? Relocation coach Damien O'Farrell, who has spent 30 years helping foreigners make the move, runs …

Cycling in the Dolomites: when to go, where to stay and ride

<b>Take on the jagged mountain climbs of the Dolomites and enjoy awe inspiring views this summer</b><p>Ride in the Dolomites, and the resulting profile will …

Cycling

Hikers’ paradise: walking holidays in Dolomites Val Gardena

From high-altitude treks and mountaineering to wandering through bucolic farmland and vineyards, be sure to pack your walking boots when you go to the most northern province of Italy<p>The beauty of the Dolomites is beguiling. The minute you set eyes on the towering peaks, the stretch of the Alps that …

How to Use Your Brakes Properly

You never forget how to ride a bike. That’s true. It’s also kind of a problem. Not because anyone wants to forget, of course—but because so few of us learned as kids how to ride the types of bikes we’re riding as adults. That’s actually a problem.<p>There’s a massive difference between skidding down …

Hiking in the Dolomites

Italy is such a seductive place for the traveller. I don’t think that there is is another country that has so much beauty and difference in such a …

Italy

Here’s The Part Of Italy You Never Really See But Absolutely Have To Visit!

Thoughts of Italy conjures up images of beautiful rolling hills, basking in that famous Italian sunshine, stunning cities, ancient churches and …

National Parks

How to become Italian, or at least stay in Italy forever

No matter where you're from, if you're looking to stay in Italy forever, you might want to consider either getting a permanent residency permit or …

Immigration

The diet of a Tour de France rider: How the pros fuel themselves while burning up to 7,000 calories per day

<i>The 2017 Tour de France will see riders from 22 teams travel 3,540km in 21 stages, spread out over 23 days.</i><p><i>During the toughest stages, riders can</i> …

Tip: How to Lunge for Big Quads & Glutes

Some trainers call this bad form. Then again, some trainers are kinda dumb. Check it out.<p>1 – Lean Forward<p>Most people think a lunge is an upright …

7 Foam-Rolling Exercises for Cyclists

Roll It All Out<p>Bicycling.com<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Like a bicycle chain that’s gone through a few thousand revolutions in the elements, your hard-working cycling muscles can get a little gunked up over time, developing small adhesions that make you stiff and sore, which may prevent …

The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Cyclists

And two core exercises athletes should absolutely avoid<p>There are things you come across in cycling that you can ignore: jerk drivers, your buddy’s squeaky chain, anyone who calls you Lance Armstrong. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.<p>“Your core stabilizes …

This Is How Much Turmeric You Actually Need To Eat For Arthritis And Other Diseases

Turmeric is an ancient herb that comes from the root of the curcuma longa plant.<p>While you may be familiar with its warm, peppery and bitter flavor …

Kirk Cousins had chances to make big plays against Dallas. He didn’t.

Washington loses to Dallas at FedEx Field, 27-23, in its first division game of the season.<p>Washington loses to Dallas at FedEx Field, 27-23, in its first division game of the season.<p>By Jerry Brewer<p>Jerry Brewer<p>Sports columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For Kirk Cousins, the quarterbacking sins were …

NFL

6 hardcore training sessions to take your cycling to the next level

Former pro cyclist Greg LeMond summed up cycling progress succinctly: "It never gets easier, you just go faster." What he meant was that all the hard …

Upper Body Reboot

How To Release Chronically Tight Hamstrings - Monthly Yoga With Abi

<i>About Abi</i> -<br>Abi Carver designs yoga routines for mountain bikers looking to eliminate muscular aches and pains, gain an edge in competition and unlock …

Here's what the Tour de France cyclists eat during the race

That's why you often see pictures of the riders eating mini doughnuts, scarfing down banana and eating sandwiches while traveling at ultrafast speeds, according to Bon Appetit.<p>Each of the cyclists try to eat 200 calories an hour during the race, though they eat even more if they're at a harder …

Inside Eataly World, The 20-Acre Gourmet Theme Park Slated To Open In 2017

Going to Eataly—the Italian mega-food destination co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich—is one of my favorite pastimes. From binging on chocolate barks to staring at the making of fresh pasta, a quick visit to the upscale Italian grocery store is like a delicious glimpse of the country. …

Italy

How the Trek Domane SLR just revolutionized road bike design

The new Trek Domane SLR is the most important endurance road bike of 2016.<p>In completely rethinking how the tubes of a frame brace each other, Trek …

The Ultimate Guide to Your Cycling Muscles

Learn about the muscles that power your pedal stroke, and how to make the most of them<p><b>A Big Muscle Breakdown</b><p>As cyclists, we tend to be all about the quads. Those dominant muscles are indeed the patrons of the pedal pushers, but it takes a team of domestiques to keep the cranks turning out the watts.<p>…

A 35-Minute Yoga Class to Strengthen Your Legs and Butt

There's nothing like that stretched-out, super-relaxed feeling you get after an hour of moving to the rhythm of our breath during a yoga class. But …

Italy's seven best hikes: majestic mountains, dramatic coastlines and smouldering volcanoes

While Italy's natural wonders are well documented, it isn't until you strike out into the wild mountains and trek along its vertiginous coastlines that you realise how <i>bella</i> this country really is.<p>From the cliff-hanging trails of Amalfi to the colossal granite spires of the Dolomites, volcano climbs …

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Ways to Strengthen Without Using Weights

See ya never, barbells.

Workouts

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after the next, with no rest. Repeat for another set. Yep, you just got more time to ride. You're welcome.<p><b>Rotating Side Plank</b><br>Start in a push-up position. Balance on …

Video: How much faster can road disc brakes stop?

Global Cycling Network tests disc brakes head-to-head with rim brakes on the road.<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This video is courtesy of Global Cycling Network. …

5 Things I Fix Every Day Of My Life

In four measly years of wrenching in New York City, I've fixed thousands of bikes: high-end road and touring bikes, commuters' personal taxis, delivery bikes in all types of conditions, culturally tuned hipster masterpieces, kids' bikes that I couldn't believe were structurally sound yet remained …

WOD Recovery Yoga: Core and Hip Flexors

How many times during a WOD do think you bring your knees toward your chest? Not sure? Consider the following movements: toes-to-bar, wall ball, box …

Workouts