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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 …

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 …

Your Guide to Running for Weight Loss

Running can help you lose weight, but not in the way you think. Follow these tips to run your way to weight loss.<p>Does swimming burn calories? Yes. How about cycling? Yes. How about a fancy fitness retreat in the south of France? Oui.<p>All of those things are great for weight loss, but they have a …

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 …

Lance Armstrong Brings Attention, Bigger Business To Triathlon

Lance Armstrong will swim, bike and run at a half-Ironman distance triathlon this Sunday in Galveston, Texas, as he prepares for October’s Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Regardless of Armstrong’s performance at either race, the World Triathlon Corporation, which operates Ironman …

Triathlete

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 …