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How to make your own homemade energy drink and energy bars - MBR

Fuel your ride as nature intended<p>Many big-name products are little more than overpriced sugar bombs bulked out with cheap, processed fillers. …

Nutrition

Giclee Print of Original Abstract Oil Painting Bold Art Abstract Made To Order Large Fine Art Print Copper Gift for Men and Gift for Women

This is a FINE ART GICLEE PRINT<p>#PRT1069<p>Title: Stormy Collection<p>Shades of Black, Gray, Copper and White<p>Each piece is signed and dated by the artist<p>The drop down menu on the upper left of the listing shows a variety of sizes and materials available.<p>You may choose Fine Art Paper, Canvas, or Metallic …

Bulletproof your body: one hour per week to stay injury free

<b>Riding your bike without supplementing the pedal strokes with strength and conditioning training is a sure-fire route to injury. Here’s our crash</b> …

Workouts

All-Out Miracle Intervals to Improve Average Power for Endurance Events

The Workouts<p>Below are three examples of Bob's key power workouts:<p>Workout No. 1<p>Warm up for 20 minutes at an aerobic effort<br>• 3 x 20 seconds all-out power …

A Better Way To Pace Races: Race Screen Connect IQ App

One of the primary benefits of apps on any platform is to extend the functionality of a device to do something that the manufacturer didn’t otherwise …

App Store

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 …

Three Ways to Work Cycling Into a Running Plan

Riding a bike is a great form of active recovery, but it can also help you become fitter and stronger.<p><i>Nicolas asks: I love to cycle, and I’m training for a few running races from 5K to half marathon this season. Do you have any specific cycling workouts that will complement my training?</i><p>If I had my …

Review: HotShot resets your nerve-to-muscle communication to prevent cramps

Perhaps you’ve seen the ads for #ITSTHENERVE floating around Facebook, and perhaps you’ve even clicked on them only to find a tease of information …

The Easy Way to Make Your Own Sports Drink

Got tap water and a bag of sugar? You’re good to go.<p>Pop quiz: You’re kitting up and getting ready to hit the road with your crew for a Saturday morning ride. You open the pantry and crack open the tub of sports drink mix to discover—d'oh!—a mere dusting of mix remains. Do you: A) Get to the shop in …

Weatherneck neck gaiter makes temperature management quick & easy with magnets

From Brian Davis, the guy that brought us one of our favorite tools, Fix It Sticks, and the Back Bottle, is now promoting his third and once again, …

4 Supersimple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to …

Review: HideMyBell – The Bell That Stays Out Of Sight

If you’re a cyclist who appreciates the functionality of a bell aboard one’s bicycle, there are many options to choose from. However, many bell …

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Fantastic news for crunch-haters: doing this short core workout just once a week gives you the same strength benefits as doing it two or three times weekly.<p>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 …

Ease Your Neck and Shoulder Pain with the Band Neck & Shoulder Mobilization | Men's Health

Ease Your Neck and Shoulder Pain in Less Than 10 Minutes<p>It's not as enjoyable as a massage, but it works better<p>If you regularly get neck or shoulder pain—or even burning sensations down your arm—try this stretch from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>It’s designed to relieve the …

The Stretch That Loosens Your Quads and Hip Flexors

(For more awesome fit tips sponsored by EAS, check out <b>Next Top Trainer</b>, a MH competition to find the country’s best fitness coach.)<p>Combat the problem with the quad hip flexor stretch, which you can see Gaddour demonstrate in the video above. Do it for 2 to 5 minutes on each side every day. Make …

Shimano Components: Where to Spend Your Money

There are some places you can save money without giving up too much in the way of shifting quality. Photo courtesy of Art’s Cyclery<p><i>Editors Note: This</i> …

Scrawny Cyclist Arms No More! 10 Steps to the Perfect Pushup

These tips will tone your arms and core to fight fatigue in the saddle

The Beginner’s Guide to Riding With Power

You don't have to be a supergeek to ride with power—learn these five basic stats to get started<p>Power meters spit out a lot of numbers: current power, average power, max power, and all manner of derivatives. But what matters more, says Joe Friel, longtime coach and author of <i>The Power Meter Handbook</i>, …

The Stretch That Eases Back and Knee Pain

Stiff hip flexors are bad news for your back. The muscles are attached to your pelvis, so when they’re tight, they tilt your pelvis forward. That makes your butt stick out and your spine curve into a backwards “C,” jamming your vertebrae together, Gaddour says.<p>And if your quads are tight, they’ll …

FOUND: 9point8’s Torque Keys Make Proper Bolt Torque Affordable & Easy

9point8, the Canadian company that brought us the Pulse Dropper Seatpost, has created another unique idea. This time, using the inherent flex in a …

3 Easy Tricks to Better Mountain Bike Tires

Remove your tires, find the right pressure with ease, and more<p><b>One Simple Tire Trick That Will Change Your Life</b><br>Before you attempt to pull the tire off the wheel, work your way around the tire, pinching the sidewalls together as you go. This allows the bead to fall into the center of the rim where …

Get a Jumpstart on Your New Year's Resolution

In this simple-but-sinister sweat storm, “you never zero in on the same major muscle group in back-to-back exercises,” says Ballantyne. So you’ll finish one move and plow into the next with relatively fresh muscles, even though you didn’t have a rest period. “It allows you to push yourself for …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

<b>Feet</b><p>You probably don’t ever consider stretching your feet, but it’s a crucial step in the warmup process, says Stauffer. The muscles in the bottom of your foot connect to the ones in your calf and hamstring. So tightness by your toes can potentially contribute to things like poor ankle …

Why You Should Develop a Love-Hate Relationship with the Miniband

Minibands come in a few different grades of resistances. You may be tempted to use the thickest band right away. However, if the resistance is too high, you won't be able to perform all of the reps with perfect form, De Wispelaere says. Pick a resistance that allows you to finish all of the …

Ditch Your Dad Belly

The key: packing more work into less time. If you target as many muscles as possible, as hard as possible, you'll boost your metabolism for hours after you've stopped sweating, says Mack, who created the quick total-body routine below. And the benefits go beyond ditching your belly, too. Mack's …

MTB tips - body position

The attack position is fundamental aspect of mountain biking. So getting it right will reward the rider with a more comfortable and controlled ride. …

Weekend Challenge: Summer Body-Fat Sizzler

The Summer Body-Fat Sizzler<p>Make your metabolism soar like the temperatures outside with this three-move weekend challenge<p>If you want to fire up your fat burners in a short amount of time, then a jog around the block isn't going to cut it. You need to increase your heart rate and test your muscles …

The Best Leg Workout You Can Do without Weights

You don’t need barbells and dumbbells to make your legs scream. Attack your big lower-body muscles with this do-anywhere high-intensity circuit<p>The largest muscles in your body are in your legs, so you want to work them hard. But you don’t always need a heavy barbell or pair of dumbbells to truly …