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Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

Carbon fiber — it's used in automotive and aerospace design, as well as in high-end luxury goods. Now you can use it to create your own objects with …

How Height Affects Calorie Burning

The taller you are, the fewer calories you burn at any given walking speed.<p>How many calories do you burn when you go for a walk? The standard answers (at least the good ones) give you an answer based on how fast you're walking and how heavy you are, often expressed in METs (basically a multiple of …

In Beet Juice We Believe

More support for this natural performance-booster.<p>The beet-juice-is-good-for-runners story keeps rolling along, often with a curious new twist or turn. The story I’m talking about is probably the biggest performance-enhancing tale of the last five years. At least, if you don’t count A-Rod and …

Can Spray-on Caffeine Help Your Running?

Product to be released in November; some experts are dubious.<p>Picture this pre-run routine: You slip on shorts and a shirt, wrestle with knee-high compression socks as if pulling on panty hose, then finish with a spritz of caffeinated-water on your neck.<p>This fall, two entrepreneurs are releasing a …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

How to Add CrossFit to Marathon Training

Here's how to work high-intensity strength training into your running plan without risking fatigue.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>How do you incorporate strength training in with a</i> …

Why Are Kenyan Distance Runners So Fast?

New study of Kenyan youth suggests it might be their extreme thinness.<p>If you were parent to a 14-year-old American boy with a BMI of 15.5, the neighbors would whisper about neglect, and possibly report you to Child & Family Services. In Kenya, on the other hand, your home might be considered an …

Farah v. Bolt: Fight! Fight! Fight!

The two running legends want to square off... on the track? Boring!<p>By all accounts, British runner Mo Farah seems like a nice guy. So does Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt. They both come across as friendly, gracious, and good-natured. You just want to buy them a beer or something, though you imagine …

Easy Bottom Bracket Repair

How to find the source of a creaky bottom bracket—and fix it<p>In more than 10 years of wrenching for pros and even more years as a bike shop mechanic, I've learned a few things about bottom bracket repair. Most surprisingly, what often sounds like a bottom bracket creak is usually something else. …

Wrap It Up With Kinesio Tape

Find out how to heal faster and ride better with kinesiology tape<p>No doubt you've noticed that colorful stuff circling the legs of pro riders, and maybe even some of your club-ride buddies. It's called kinesiology tape, and it supports muscles and connective tissues around an injury without …

Capturing a Ride in Pictures

Use these photographer’s tricks to get great cycling pictures<p><b>Shoot Early or Late</b> The light is softest in the morning or evening when the sun is lower in the sky. Position yourself with it off to the left, right, or behind you so it illuminates the rider.<p><b>Follow the Rule of Thirds</b> When visualizing a …

3 Super-Easy Things Your Bike Mechanic Wishes You Would Do

Tips that will save you time and money—and prolong the life of your bike<p>So what if you’re not a virtuoso when it comes to repairing bicycles? You can still perform some routine maintenance that will not only save you money but also prolong the life of your bike—not to mention allow you to enjoy …

Exercise Boosts Resting Energy Burn

Study finds post-menopausal women can keep resting metabolism high with exercise.<p>Here's a graph from a new study looking at the relationship between regular exercise and resting energy expenditure in post-menopausal women, from a UC San Diego study in <i>Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and …

4 Ways Running is Best for Weight Loss

Looking to get fit? Here's why you should be running.<p>Any exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to losing weight, it’s hard to beat running. After all, running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories. If you’re already a runner, keep on keepin’ on. If you’re not a runner yet but …

At 74-years old...these are your legs on triathlon & these are your legs without triathlon

74-year-old Sedentary Man<p><b>74-year-old Triathlete</b><p>As you can tell, the 74-year-old masters triathlete's legs are not unlike that of the 40-year-old …

Beginner Triathlon Gear Checklist | Triathlete.com

The eight things you <i>really</i> need to become a triathlete.<p><b>Running shoes</b><p><b>The key:</b> Some triathlon-specific run shoes have quick-closure systems instead of …

Nike Trois

The Nike Trois collection of concept triathlon gear aims to streamline the process of changing from running shoe to biking shoe to cut down on course …

Shimano Adding New Di2 TT/Triathlon Brake Lever Shifter Pods, Updating Heirarchy

At Interbike, a couple of our eagle-eyed writers noticed BMC’s 2013 TM01 TT/triathlon bike was equipped with Dura-Ace Di2 9070 11-speed group and an …

How To Survive A Triathlon

Survive a triathlon whatever your abilities.<p><b>...If you don't swim</b><p>Step number one is to stop fighting the water, says Mikael Hanson, director of performance and head triathlon coach at Cadence Cycling and Multisport's New York City location. "Cyclists and runners are used to powering through …

Cancellara to Skip Tour de France

RadioShack rider to focus on 2013 World Championships in Florence, Italy<p><b>PARIS, June 7, 2013 (AFP)</b> - Swiss star Fabian Cancellara said Friday he will skip this year's Tour de France to focus on the world championships in Italy at the end of September.<p>"The Tour has given me beautiful things but I …

Biju’s Belgian Waffles

The man who cooks for Tejay van Garderen and Philippe Gilbert helps you get your pre-ride carb fix<p>We asked Biju Thomas, chef for Team BMC and coauthor of Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes, for the secret behind making a Liège waffle (the original Belgian waffle). His …

Core Values

Get faster with our midsection makeover—no crunches required<p>You probably know that a strong core is key to ­riding better. But you may be surprised that there’s more to your core than just abs, and that relying on crunches alone won’t do the trick. Too many cyclists forget the muscles that cycling …

First Ride: Fuji Norcom Straight

Fuji debuts its new triathlon and time trial bike<p>Fuji’s pulled the veil off its first new TT/Tri bike in three years, called the Norcom Straight, at an event in Boulder this week. Although I only got a brief ride on it, my first impression is that the bike is an impressive achievement that puts …