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Run Faster with High Intensity Interval Training

Build power, speed, and fitness with fast efforts.<p>If you want to run fast, the saying goes, you've got to run fast. To stoke speed, most runners do traditional speedwork: aiming for near race pace over distances of 400 meters or more, with recovery periods equal to the length of the repeat (or …

The Art of Foam Rolling in Five Moves

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

Fueling Secrets of the Pros

These five recipes help elite riders pack maximum nutrition into every bite<p>I recently spent five days riding (and eating) with Team Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking as a guest at their team training camp in Clermont, Florida. As one might imagine, a team sponsored by food and recipe companies …

No Gear? No Problem! How to Get Your Workout in With Nothing But a Wall

A quick workout with no bike? We’re in!<p>Ideally, you’d be able to fit in a bike ride whenever you want. Unfortunately, reality often gets in the way, and sometimes that just doesn’t work out. When you’re in a time pinch, this five-exercise circuit can get you moving. Do three sets, resting a minute …

IRONMAN Official Site | IRONMAN triathlon 140.6 & 70.3

<i>by Matt Lieto</i><p>To say Jodie Swallow finished last year off well would be an understatement. In the "triple crown" of the championship season, she …

Swimming

Specialized Recalls 8,300 Aerobars

Specialized has issued a recall of about 8,300 aerobars that were sold on the Shiv—model years 2012 through 2015—and 2013 Transition time trial bikes.<p>…

Triathlons

8 Foods that Pack on Muscle

Whip up a batch of biceps in no time<p>If muscles were made from chips and beer, we'd look huge. But they aren't, and we don't—unless you count that sack o' fat up front and dead center.<p>If not Doritos and double bock, then what? We decided to delve deep into the human anatomy to find the secret spot …

Best Diet for Muscle Building

A diet for muscle-building designed to enhance your body composition by adding muscle without fat can be a simple regimen. Nevertheless, it requires …

Tips For Surviving Race Week

<i>Use these five simple strategies to make your race-week experience less nerve-wracking.</i><p>There’s only a few days to go until your first race of the …

Relearn Proper Stroke Habits After A Break

<i>Take an off-season swim break? Time to relearn good stroke habits.</i><p>If you’re an experienced swimmer and have ever given advice to a beginner, chances …

2015 Triathlete Buyer's Guide: Goggles

Barracuda Triton<p>$24, Barracudausa.com <b><br>The draw:</b> Open water ready<p>Say goodbye to goggle headaches and post-swim raccoon eyes thanks to the flexibility …

Triathlete

Want To Increase Your Pain Tolerance?

<i>Take your performance to the next level by learning to embrace discomfort.</i><p>Compared to the general populace, multisport buffs are as tough as they …

Recovery

A growing number of elite athletes and weekend warriors are turning to Montmorency tart cherry juice as a post-exercise recovery drink.<p>Keeping up …

2015 Buyer's Guide Archives

Three Swim Strength Training Exercises

<i>Functional exercises to strengthen your stroke this season.</i><p>Add these functional exercises to your routine to build stroke power and a strong core. …

Workouts

2015 Buyer's Guide: Best In Class

Goggles: TYR Special Ops 2.0 Transition<p>$30, Tyr.com <b><br>The draw:</b> Clarity anywhere, anytime<p>The photochromic lens and stellar peripheral vision offered by …

What's the Best Way to Approach Nutrition on Long Bike Rides?

<i>Q: With the warmer weather finally here, I’m taking my long rides outside. How should I be approaching my on-the-bike hydration?</i><p>A: The first step is …

11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs

Your six-pack solution is finally here. The video above features the essential exercises guaranteed to blast flab from your belly—no crunches …

Nutrition

Piriformis Syndrome Treatment, Prevention And Exercises

<i>Learn how to treat and prevent this lower-back and buttock pain that is common among runners and triathletes.</i><p>The Symptoms<p>Pain in the lower back …

Triathlete's Advanced Half-Ironman Training Plan

<i>Consider yourself past the intermediate level and want to step it up? This by-feel 70.3 plan will have you pushing the pace this year.</i><p>This training …

Swimming

How to Bench Press Without a Spotter

This may make for a heavier bench, but according to a 2011 study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>, the trade-off is less overall upper-body muscle activation.<p>“The Smith machine forces you to bench in a straight up-and-down line, only activating your chest muscles,” says BJ …

5 Plyometric Drills For Triathletes

<i>Combine your endurance-focused efforts with explosive sprint drills for better finishing speed.</i><p>While sprinters and endurance athletes are wholly …

A Plant-Based Cookbook That Caters To Athletes

Triathlons

Swim Kick Sets You Won’t Hate

<i>If the words “kick set” instill frustration, put the kickboard away and try one of these different methods.</i><p>Many triathletes have a hard time with the …

4 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

<i>Q: I’m training for an Ironman and I thought I could eat whatever I want, but I’ve gained five pounds. What gives?</i><p>This is a pretty common scenario …

Five Tires We Love

This rubber is ready to meet any road<p>From sturdy flat-fighters to superfast flyers, here are some of our favorite tires for road and multisport.<p><b>Specialized S-Works Turbo 26mm</b> <b><br>Fast race tire in an unusual width</b> This minimalist tire is light and lively and offers great feedback—giving the rider plenty …

Roads

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Here's how to do it: Perform 10 plank walkups, 20 cross-body mountain climbers, and 30 bicycle crunches in a row without resting. That's 1 round. Do 2 more.<p>Watch the video above to see how to perform the challenge with perfect form, and then give it a shot. Durkin finished in <b>2 minutes and 10 …

How Can I Tell How Strong I Am?

Of course, it can still be helpful to have numbers to strive for. “If you never measure yourself objectively, you’ll never actually know how fit you are or how to improve,” says James Sjostrom, SFG, owner CrossFit NRG in Salt Lake City, Utah. The bonus: Making performance your goal often comes with …

15 Battle Rope Arm Exercises: Wind Sprints for Your Arms | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to cardio, I’m one of those people who like to get it done as fast as possible. Jogging long-distance or spending thirty minutes on an …