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How to Dress for Vegas, Not Like Vegas

Forget about sharkskin suits. Vegas style is all keeping it simple, classy, and comfortable.<p>Las Vegas used to be where men dressed to the hilt. Rat Pack players basically created the suited iconography of the place. Of course, these days, you're more likely to see graphic T-shirts and baggy cargo …

Five 30-Minute Swim Workouts

<i>Need to get in a pool session but only have half an hour? Make the most of your short time frame with one of these workouts.</i> Maybe you had a long day …

4 Types of Running Workouts (and Why You Should Be Doing Them All)

Reinvigorate your workouts to go longer, run faster, and drop pounds<p>If you’re like most guys, you’re a creature of habit: You go to bed at 11 p.m., hit the john after your morning joe, and run the same loop at the same speed.<p>That’s great for sleeping and pooping, but not so good for your fitness or …

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Best Stretches for Cycling

The more flexible you are, the faster you can go, with less effort. Take our test to gauge your flexibility—then learn how to loosen up.

How to Buy a Bike That's Used, Not Abused

Buying a used bike can save you thousands. Here's how to avoid picking a lemon.<p><b>NARROW THE SEARCH</b><br>Whether you want a road, mountain, or commuter bike, identify three or four models that suit your needs. Make sure you know your size, then search cycling forums and sites like eBay and Craigslist. When …

The Swimming Skill Ladder

<i>This hierarchy will determine where you should focus your time in the pool.</i><p>There are only two or three technique/form things you can really think …

When Swimming, Should You Blow Bubbles?

When you are swimming with your face in the water (that means when you are not doing backstroke), do you hold your breath or not? While doing a …

How to Build Your Net Worth | The Art of Manliness

Do you feel like you’re not getting ahead with your finances? That no matter how hard you work or how much extra money you earn, you’re still in the …

15 Ways To Become A Faster Triathlete In 2015

3 Drills For A Better Running Stride

These three drills will help form the foundation for a smooth, efficient run stride.<p><b>A’s</b><p>This drill’s focus is on firing your hip flexors in a …

Triathlons

The Causes Of Neck Pain In Swimming

<b>Everything you need to transform your swimming:</b><p>The New SS Coaching System<p><b>Dorset Clinic March 7th</b><br>Full information here<p><b>Abingdon Clinic Jan 24th</b><br>Full …

10 Classic PC Games You Can Play Right in Your Browser

Here Are Three Variations On A Classic Puzzle – Can You Solve Them All?

I've always enjoyed water-distribution puzzles. They are simple in structure and usually straightforwardly posed, but their plain presentation belies …

Mathematics

This just got installed at my school. A public work bench for your bicycle compete with tools and a QR code for common repair help!

The Big Eat Oakland: 50 Things to Taste Before You Die

After years of putting together the annual Big Eat San Francisco, in 2014 we expanded our famous culinary listicle across the Bay Bridge. From the …

How to Dress for Cycling in Cold Weather

Riding in the cold is more fun than it sounds—once you find the right clothing combination. Here's a guide to get you started.<p><b>65°–70°</b> <b><br>Start with</b> base layer; short-sleeved jersey; shorts; shortfinger gloves; socks<p><i>A shortfinger glove</i><p><b>60°–65°</b> <b><br>Add</b> arm warmers; full-finger gloves<p><i>An arm warmer</i><p><b>55°–60°</b> <b><br>Swap in</b> …

The Wow Stuff

50 components, gizmos, do-dads, eats, miscellanea, and wearables that will bring more fitness, style, safety, miles, smiles, and satisfaction to your cycling life<p><b>Parker Dusseau Commuter Suit</b><br>$485, jacket; $245, pants<br>Vaughn Brown named his San Francisco-based active-apparel company after his uncle, …

The Cheapest Way to Upgrade Your Shoes

Just a little bit of TLC can save you a lot of money<p>Having a nice pair of dress shoes in your closet is essential, but you don't need to break the bank every time the leather dulls. Deploying shoe cream is a cost-effective way to maintain the integrity of your shoes, and keep them looking new.<p>One …

Shoes

Bike Snob’s Winter Survival Guide

True cyclists don’t just ride their bikes—they understand them<p>It's wintertime. The snow is falling; the roads are impassable. Seasonal depression grips you as your midriff expands, your legs turn to rubber, and your forlorn bicycle sulks in a corner covered in tinsel like your drunk co-worker at …

3 Dynamic Warmup Exercises You Should Do Before Every Workout

These quick moves will help you loosen up and get ready to lift<p>When you only have 20 minutes to squeeze a workout into a busy day, spending time on your warmup doesn’t always feel worth it.<p>But consider how much sitting you do during the day: Sitting in your car. At your desk. On your couch. All …

Workouts

Yoga to the Rescue!

Why twisting like a pretzel can improve your riding—and how to do it right<p>Years of cycling had taken its toll on my flexibility, posture, core stability, and riding position. In the past, friends and colleagues had suggested yoga, but I resisted. Training to me was always about hard work and …

Best road cycling shoes

Road cycling shoes vary massively in price and performance. But you don’t have to pay Manolo Blahnik prices to get yourself some decent road riding …

GCN's one-hour bike overhaul

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 …

9 Times 'The Simpsons' Was Strangely Beautiful

When you think "The Simpsons" you inevitably think funny gags, hilarious characters and unforgettable lines. It's easy to see why the show has 25 years under its belt.<p>What you probably don't think about, however, are those oddly <i>beautiful</i> moments. In a comedy, they sort of sneak up on you.<p>But that …

3 stretches to improve your general flexibility

Flexibility is the range of mobility around a joint and the muscle that surrounds it. Flexibility training should reduce the risk of injury, create a …

The Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

Transform your physique and send your fitness levels soaring with this fast and furious routine<p>During your next workout, draw maximum benefit from minimum time investment with this fast-paced bodyweight cardio routine.<p>It's simple, but effective: You'll perform an exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 …

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