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How to Cut Back on Carbs in Steps

People vary when it comes to diet change. Some are ready to plunge right in and make all kinds of changes. For others, it simply doesn't work that …

What a ripped guy would eat at every fast food restaurant ever

No one thinks fast food is healthy. Whether it’s for convenience or cravings, though, sometimes the drive-thru is unavoidable. You can definitely hit …

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>…

Exercise

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

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

15 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Here are 15 tips from top experts, recent scientific research and our own savvy staffers that will turbocharge your training without taking more time

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Fry Fat With Intervals

Intervals aren't just for racers and people who care about getting faster—they're also incredibly useful for anyone trying to lose weight<p>A few years ago, I took a new client I was training out for a ride. She had a significant amount of weight to lose, so she'd bought a bike and had been riding …

Paleo Diet

Ship Your Bike Safely

Don’t make packing your bike more hazardous than it already is. Here’s how to help your precious cargo arrive alive.<p>Shipping or flying with a bike is hardly easy. There’s the jigsaw puzzle of squeezing it into an impossibly small box, followed by a trip through the labyrinth of draconian post …

Core Values

Get faster with our midsection makeover—no crunches required<p>You probably know that a strong core is key to ­riding better. But you may be surprised that there’s more to your core than just abs, and that relying on crunches alone won’t do the trick. Too many cyclists forget the muscles that cycling …

Workouts

Perfect Pedaling: Get a Better Pedal Stroke

Get the most energy from each crank revolution with these tips for proper pedaling<p>Pedaling in a simple circle is a complex thing, but mastering it can save energy, says Todd Carver, biomechanist at Colorado's Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. He says that with proper ankling (shown here; not the …

Swimming

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

Get Fast Now

All you need is a watch, a little patience and just two days a week.<p>In a study of 38 highly trained cyclists and triathletes, researchers in Australia found that interval training done twice a week for a month improved the racers' 40k time-trial performances by 5 percent and boosted their peak …

Cycling

Personal Trainer: Weight-Loss Tips for Cyclists

Whether you’re trying to drop pounds to get healthy or to win your local hillclimb, here are five strategies for weight-loss success<p>Two-thirds of the adult population in the United States is classified as overweight or obese. As an active individual, you may not be inflating this statistic, but …

Fitness