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How to re-wire your body to burn, not store, fat

Like so many other Americans, Mike Berland had been struggling with a big problem: weight gain and a seeming inability to lose it. An avid golfer, skier, runner and triathlete, Berland could no longer enjoy the activities he loved without feeling terrible or gaining weight. Eating restrictions …

Nutrition

7 Yoga Poses to Help You Poop

Our favorite: ‘Wind-removing’ pose.<p>Shutterstock<p>Can’t quite remember the last time going #2 felt like, well, second nature? While it may be tempting to reach for some OTC relief, consider hitting the yoga mat instead.<p>Can yoga poses really help?<p>“Movement in general is important for stimulating the …

17 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

It's almost Valentine's Day, and for many, the pressure is on to find that special someone.<p>Whether you're simply looking for a date or hoping to find something that lasts, you could benefit from the decades of psychological research on the qualities that women find most attractive in a male partner.<p>…

Psychology

13 Awesome Bumper Stickers for Cyclists

Share your love of bikes with everyone on the road, even when you're behind the wheel—and put cyclists you pass at ease

Cycling

Turn your old Android device into a security camera

If you've got an old Android smartphone or tablet in a drawer somewhere doing nothing, then why not put it to good use as a security camera.<p>Got an …

Android News

(April Fools!) Bikerumor Interview Exclusive: absoluteBLACK introduces innovative, lightweight new Chainring Bolt Power Meter System

It’s an exciting era for those who seek to wield power in their training. Fresh and innovative approaches to packaging power meters seem to be …

Prototypes

What Cyclists Wish They Knew When They Started Out

The Bell Joy Ride Ambassadors share their best insights for new cyclists<p>Being a newbie in any sport is tough, but cycling—with all its gear, different disciplines, lingo, training, and nutrition—definitely presents a unique challenge. Most people can ride a bike, but transitioning from recreational …

Mountain Biking

The Ultimate Guide to Your Cycling Muscles

Learn about the muscles that power your pedal stroke, and how to make the most of them

Cycling

Got an old phone? Make it into a home security camera. | Ars Technica

Apps let you turn that old iPhone into a home security camera, albeit with limits.<p>Smart security cameras are one of the easiest ways to start …

Gluten-Free Meals for Better Cycling

Get all the carbs you need in delicious, easy-to-make dishes<p>Pasta, bagels, and bread have long been the go-to energy source to fuel workouts. Cyclists who stop eating wheat–going gluten-free for health or diet reasons–lose out on not only easy carbs but other key nutrients, such as fiber and B …

Food

The Best Bike Stands for Every Budget

Fix your bike more easily with one of these six great picks

Woodworking

Steve Peat's Tips for Mastering Drop-Offs

The retired downhill champ discusses how to lift off—and land—correctly<p>Little on the trail inspires the same stomach-in-mouth sensation as the drop-off. You're rolling along and suddenly, just like Columbus was warned would happen, the earth falls away. Your natural fear: Cracking your head as your …

Cycling

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

Workouts

8 Quick Recovery Tricks to Get You Back on the Bike

Easy ways to bounce back from a hard ride as a stronger and faster cyclist

Nutrition

Quarq Elsa RS power meter review

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>BikeRadar</i><p>The Elsa RS is Quarq's top-of-the-line model made for Shimano four-bolt chainrings.<p>Quarq has come a long …

Bryn Atkinson Speeds Down Trails in Mountain Biking Video

The Australian pro shows off his unbelievable cornering skills on the twisty singletrack<p>We're always impressed by riders who make insanely tough skills look simple, and this video of Aussie pro mountain biker Bryn Atkinson shredding trails in Cairns, Australia, definitely qualifies.<p>It's a master …

Mountain Biking

Autophagy: The Real Way to Cleanse Your Body

For the last time, forget juice cleanses and detox diets. They’re fluffy nonsense words. While there’s probably nothing wrong with drinking your …

Wellness

Want to Ride Faster? Break These Mental Habits

Get out of your own head and ditch these four destructive mental patterns to ride faster—and happier<p><b>1. You Worry Away Your Watts</b><br>Obsessing about what might go wrong before a hard ride is literally a waste of energy: Your brain gobbles 120 grams of glucose daily—a whopping 60 percent of your body’s …

Cycling

Massage Balls Are the New Foam Rollers: Reasons to Consider the Latest Muscle-Releasing Therapy

Maya Ray and I are both gyrating our right hip bones over the clementine-size rubber balls that we’ve wedged between our sweatpants and the wall of her Brooklyn studio. My movements are slow and silent; such is my determination not to let the prop fall to the hardwood floor. Suddenly, a pinch gives …

Massage Therapy

4 Ways Your Tire Pressure Is Wrong

How to dial in the biggest influence on your bike’s ride quality and handling<p>The single biggest performance improvement you can make on your bike isn’t a lighter set of wheels or electronic shifting. In fact, it isn’t an upgrade at all—and it won’t cost you more than some time and, maybe, what …

University of Colorado

Tour de France Fueling Strategies

Stay powered through your next race or ride with these tips from team Garmin-Sharp<p>It takes more than one bottle to rule all your rides. Distance, temperature, and intensity all place unique demands on your body, and you need to fuel accordingly. We talked to Robby Ketchell, Garmin-Sharp’s director …

Nutrition

Is Domahidy Designs’ newest bike a 12 speed, belt drive, gearbox, Plus bike?

If you’ve been following Domahidy Designs on facebook lately, you may have noticed a few teasers popping up. The slow roll has included a few …

Mountain Biking

How to Dial In Your Mountain Bike Suspension

Properly dialed front and rear suspensions make a world of difference—and a better-riding bike<p>Having a suspension bike is useless if you're not getting out of it what you should. So before you just hop on and start pedaling, take a moment to set your suspension right. It's easy. Really. Here are …

Compress

7 Surefire Ways to Burn More Calories on Your Bike

When fat loss is the goal, here’s how to squeeze the most out of every ride<p>You’ve likely heard the news that exercise alone is not the golden ticket to easy weight loss: You also need to eat well to drop the pounds. But you can definitely burn calories while cycling, helping your fitness and fat …

Fitness

Fry Fat With Intervals

Intervals aren't just for racers and people who care about getting faster—they're also incredibly useful for anyone trying to lose weight<p>A few years ago, I took a new client I was training out for a ride. She had a significant amount of weight to lose, so she'd bought a bike and had been riding …

Nutrition

What to Do When Your Kid Crashes a Bike

We asked psychologists, coaches, and parents of pro racers for their advice on coping with kids' crashes<p>When you're a parent, seeing kids on bikes can be scary. On one hand, it’s great to know that your kids are enjoying riding. On the other hand, you’re likely somewhat nervous about accidents and …

Virginia Tech

7 Signs You’re Riding Too Hard—and What to Do About It

How to keep your training in check, and your body from hitting bottom<p>Cyclists are good at many things, but moderation generally isn’t one of them. (We’re looking at you, guy stumbling towards the port-o-john after his sixth post-fondo pint.)<p>It’s when excess spills over into daily workouts that the …

Immune System

Become a Better Mountain Biker with these Tips from Emily Batty

Ride faster in the mud, around corners, and over obstacles with pointers from the Canadian pro<p>Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing) has been racing for 17 years, during which time she has become one of Canada’s best pro mountain bikers. This summer, she won the Pan American Games cross country mountain …

Cycling

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Running a marathon requires a great deal of preparation, both mentally and physically. Your body and mind need ample amounts of every essential nutrient to stay healthy throughout your training and the event. According to RunningPlanet.com's "Marathon Nutrition Guide," 65 to 75 percent of the food …

Nutrition

The 21-Day MetaShred Fat-Loss System | Men's Health

THE 21-DAY METASHRED—my all-new body-shredding DVD plan—represents the culmination of every hard truth I’ve learned on the front lines of fat loss. It combines cutting-edge science with tried-and-true training advice to attack your flab with no mercy. One guy lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!<p>I share five …