Helen Hwang

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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 …

Make Your Own Veggie Burgers

The black beans have plenty of fiber; the quinoa, plenty of protein.<p>I'm a meat-eater, but I enjoy good quality veggie burgers. They're no substitute for beefy, greasy, barely-fit-in-your-mouth constructions topped with bacon and cheese, but I try to reserve burgers like that for days I'm feeling …

Faster Stride Rate Might Help With Knee Pain

Impact forces decrease 14% with 10% increase in turnover.<p>There's increasing agreement among experts that people with chronic issues in a given body part might be able to get relief by altering their running form. New research out of the University of Wisconsin suggests that a quicker turnover could …

Marathons

3 Simple Ways To Add Speed And Endurance

<i>Learn the benefits of developing VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold and Running Economy.</i><p>Over the past several years, athletes have continued to defy the odds …

101 Kicks in the Butt

You have 100 reasons for losing motivation to run. But we can top 'em with tips, inspiring quotes, and more. Pick your fix. Repeat as necessary.<p><b>1. Create a blog</b> where you post your daily mileage, then give out the address to your friends and family. Do you really want Aunt Ellen to ask why you …

What's Your Stride Rate? Chances Are It's Not Perfect

<i>Japanese researchers shed light on the complexities of a well-trained stride.</i><p>When you run, your stride rate is never perfectly, metronomically …

For Best Results, Train Your Age

<i>The best way to train depends on your age and how old you are and how long you’ve been in the sport.</i><p>To get the most out of your training, it’s …

9 Reasons Why I’m Not Complaining About Running in Heat/Humidity*

*Except maybe a little bit right now<p>Because, if you need to drop weight fast (Lose 4 Pounds in 12 Minutes!), it’s the best way to do so, with the exception of eating three-days-in-the-sun potato salad.<p>Because every step taken at 90+ is a big ol’ slap to the face of the weather gods who don’t think …

Painful Thoughts

When your body pleads with you to stop, your mind can keep you going.<p>In 2006, Michelle Barton tackled California's Orange Curtain 100-K, which is 10 circuits on a 10-K out-and- back course. "It stank," says the 38- year-old from Laguna Niguel, California. "It was one of my most painful …

Summer's Must-See Documentaries

Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a little brain food and air-conditioning. Fortunately, a …

Julian Assange

Best US Coastal Hikes: Escape The City Hiking 10 Of America's Best Seaside Trails (PHOTOS)

Looking to escape the city this summer? Get away from the urban grind and enjoy some of the stress-relieving benefits of nature with a relaxing weekend trip exploring some of the country's most scenic coastal destinations by foot.<p>Ranging in length and difficulty level from one-mile walks around the …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …