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You Asked: Is It Healthy to Sweat A Lot?

Here’s the tricky thing about using sweat as a barometer for health: “A lot of it comes down to biological variation,” says Dr. Craig Crandall, a …

Cycling Holiday Guide: Deadlift More

You have been enjoying the summer and late autumn on your bike. But once the weather starts to worsen, <b>it’s tempting to let your off-season extend</b> …

Weekly Workout - Carioca Steps

Use this move to increase the agility and flexibility of your hips.<p>This week, coach Budd Coates teaches carioca steps, which will help increase the agility and flexibility of your hips.

Here's Why TRX Training is So Effective at Strengthening Core Muscles

TRX, a new form of working out and training, is starting to rise in popularity–and for good reason. Basically a form of suspension training, TRX …

Workouts

The cyclist's guide to Yoga

Why you should step off the bike and onto the yoga mat<p>How do you relax after a cycling session? A hot bath? An ice bath? Or do you just collapse into …

Yoga

Is Sitting Truly the New Smoking?

Sitting is a part of life, yes. But we’re sitting so much these days, and it’s catching up to us. “In recent years, more and more attention has been …

In Defense Of Steady-State Cardio

With the fitness world drowning in a sea of praise for high-intensity interval training, it’s hard to remember that other workout methods exist. HIIT …

I Got Faster by Breathing Better

Runner tries rhythmic breathing technique—and snags a PR.<p><i>*Editors Note: This article originally appeared on menshealth.com. It is being reprinted here with permission.</i><p>If it weren't for the pain in my legs and my quickly deteriorating coordination, I might appreciate the words of encouragement. …

How to Eliminate Walk Breaks During a Run

Walk breaks during a run? What’s next, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria?!Sorry, I got ahead of myself there…Walk breaks …

Dogs

How to Manage Off-Season Training

For many athletes, fall is the harbinger of the off season. The end of racing season is approached by athletes in many different ways. With so many …

One-Hour Workout: Strength And Speed Session

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!)</i>This week’s run and strength workout comes from …

Exercise

What is Performance Nutrition? (and is it for YOU?)

<b>Why are nutrition and diet so complex?</b> No matter where you look online, there’s conflicting advice on how to eat.Paleo and fat-adapted advocates will …

Carbohydrates

10 Best Interval Training Exercises

The great thing about adding interval training to your workout routine is that you can build both strength and endurance fast. Try a 20 to 30-minute …

Exercise

Here's How You Can Take Rest Days And Still Get Fast Results

When you picture yourself “just workin' on your fitness," a laid-back Sunday morning brunching with your besties probably isn't the first thing to …

Weight Loss: Busting 4 Myths About Intermittent Fasting

Curious about intermittent fasting? Perhaps you’ve seen the best-sellers about fasting diets, but they seem too difficult.<p>Cleveland Clinic is a …

10 common run problems and how to fix them

<b>1 Problem: A small decrease in performance</b><p><b>Symptoms</b> Generally fatiguing slightly earlier in a race.<p><b>Cure</b> Consume a sports drink. Even a small degree of …

How Swimming, Biking, and Running Cultivates Self-Reliance

It’s widely known that swimming, biking, and running are great for both our biological and psychological health. Yet, an often overlooked benefit of …

Swimming

I Tried Intermittent Fasting for a Week—This Is What Happened intermittent fasting diet| Women's Health

Though specific calorie-count suggestions for each goal aren't listed on the website, I didn't sweat it: Because chronic anxiety perpetually suppresses my appetite, my problem has never been how much I eat, but what I eat. I've always sucked at healthy eating and am often stuck between two …

Shape Up: The Adventure Run Workout

Often times when it comes to running people want to know “How far can you run without stopping?” or “How fast can you run a mile?” or “What’s your …

Workouts

Take a Day Off Between CrossFit Workouts, Study Says

Yeah, we know, your CrossFit gym has completely changed your life, you’ve never looked/felt better, and all other exercise programs pale in …

Stay Fast As You Age

Lower-leg strength training might be the key to maintaining running speed over time.<p>It’s a running fact of life: Runners get slower as they get older. But a new report suggests that strengthening the ankles and calves could help aging runners stave off the slowdown.<p>A new Army-funded study conducted …

The Best High-Intensity Interval-Training Workouts for Cyclists

Do these bike and ‘bell routines when time is tight and you need to get fit fast- on and off the bike<p>By now you’ve heard all the (well-earned) hype surrounding high intensity interval training, or HiiT for short. These short, very intense workouts boost your aerobic and anaerobic fitness, improve …

Lose Weight Fast With Resistance Cardio, HIIT and Kettlebells

Want to get the weight loss benefits of increased mitochondrial function without potentially damaging your metabolism?<p>The good news is that there is a way to lose weight fast and it actually has a ton of other benefits too. It’s called HIIT – and you’ll see what makes it so effective in a moment. …

The Turkish Get-Up: A Beginner's Guide by Juan Lugo

What if I told you that you could work on strength, stability, mobility and flexibility all in one movement. That you could make your body more …

Workouts

Do Older Runners Respond to Interval Training Differently?

A new study finds how fit you are matters more than how old you are.<p>The standard rule of thumb is that your VO2max, a measure of aerobic fitness, declines by about one percent per year after your mid-30s, and perhaps more when you reach your 70s.<p>Of course, you can certainly beat the averages, and …

The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Distance Athletes

And two core exercises athletes should absolutely avoid.<p>There are things you come across when running that you can ignore: jerk drivers, annoying partners, random bad advice in the middle of a race. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.<p>“Your core stabilizes …

Walk Breaks for Faster Running

No matter your running experience, slowing down (sometimes) can speed you up.<p>Seasoned runners often view walking as a sign of failure: You walk only when you can no longer run. But the truth is that periodic walking, in training and even in races, can help you run faster and better. "Walking …

Marathons

30 Speedwork Sessions

<b>Ignore speedwork at your peril, says Paul Larkins. By mixing up your run pace, your overall run performance will come on in leaps and bounds…</b><p>For some …

We know intervals can hurt, but here’s why they may be worthwhile

My first Orangetheory class started with several short bursts of running on a treadmill and ended in the same place, with a minute of hard running followed by another of all-out effort. In between heart-thumping intervals on the treadmill and a rowing machine, there were multiple rounds of squats, …

Exercise