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Here’s How Cycling Can Slow Down the Aging Process

New research finds that older adults who bike can reverse muscle decline and keep their immune systems strong<p>It might not grant eternal youth, but cycling, scientists have found, can slow the aging process and keep your muscles and immune system healthy well into your golden years.<p>Aging, it turns …

Cycling

Why Acting With Contemplated Consistency Is More Productive Than Acting With Impetuous Intensity

Motivational speaker Simon Sinek gave a talk to members of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), during …

Motivation

Training Center: Core strength for cyclists

Years ago, I was out to dinner with a group of friends when an unassuming gentleman joined us. (I’m still embarrassed to admit that, at the time, I …

Weightlifting

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

How to Use Fast Twitch and Slow Twitch Muscles to Smoke the Competition

Here's what’s going on beneath the Lycra when you apply power to the pedals<p>In any given group of cyclists you’ll find a wide disparity in strengths. There’ll be a guy who paperboys up every climb, but blows the pack’s doors off when a town line sprint is in sight. You’ll see a woman who yo-yos off …

Mario Kart

Want Explosive Cycling Power? Try the Box Jump

Build powerful cycling muscles with a simple move that you can do anywhere<p>This single-leg crossover plyo bench jump from <i>Maximum Overload</i> strengthens your quads, glutes, and core, and builds explosive power and overall coordination. It builds your maximum sustainable power, helping you fend off …

Cycling

The Only 4 Exercises You Really Need

The strength moves you can do anytime, anywhere, at any fitness level<p>I do my best to exercise 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I'm traveling and my normal routine is completely thrown off track. Instead of …

Workouts

Your Comprehensive Guide to Faster Climbing

Want to get better at climbing? Here's (nearly) everything you need to know.<p>It's one thing to grind your way up a steep climb, body rocking back and forth, bike barely moving forward--or even staying upright. It is another to gracefully ascend into the high mountains, your movements a lesson in …

Cycling

How to Use Plex to Build a Seamless Media Library

Whether it's music or movies, my content is all over the place. From rare films I have on DVD to music that's been trapped in iTunes for the better …

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

Study Shows Strength Training Can Add Years to Your Life

Hitting the gym means different things to different people. Some fear the weight room, others would rather do just about anything other than logging …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

This insanely thin iPhone case is made out of real body armor

I dropped my iPhone the other day, and my beloved Tozo iPhone case somehow got a tear in the corner (my phone doesn’t have a scratch on it though, so …

Tech Trends

We compared popular cloud storage options so you don’t have to

Almost everyone has files scattered across several devices and platforms. Getting our files where we need them, when we need them, can become a chaotic endeavor.<p>This handy guide should help clear things up. Here are the five most popular mobile cloud storage options. Each one presents storage …

The Stio Second Light Alpha Offers Technical Performance and Casual Style

This cozy hoodie is our new favorite for cold-weather mountain bike rides<p>The dirty secret of the cycling clothing world is that it mostly ignores cold-weather gear for mountain biking. Even with the rise of fat biking, most of the dirt-oriented outerwear from core cycling companies is hardshell, …

Weather

This Fixie Descent Is Both Awesome and Terrifying

This video proves you can descend fast without a freehub... if you've got the guts<p>It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s… a dude Superman-ing on a fixie down a hill? Holy $hit.<p>Dafne Fixed, an Italian online fixed-gear bike seller, is back in action with another hilarious-yet-terrifying video. This time, …

Mountain Biking

Silca's T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque Kit Is an Excellent and Unique Multi-Tool

With a reversible ratchet, premium parts, and an optional torque extension, Silca's new multi-tool is easy to love<p>Conservatively speaking, I’ve owned maybe 30 different multi-tools in my life. Some were ultra-minimalist, some were kitchen-sink affairs. But almost universally, they’ve been …

Multi-tools

6 Core Exercises to Injury-Proof Your Body

Perform these 6 protective exercises for improved performance and longevity in the saddle<p>Cyclists experience a spectrum of aches and pains—and while they occur all over the body, many of them have a common culprit in poor core strength.<p>"A weak core may be the common underlying cause of [things …

Exercise

Your Year-Round Strength Training Routine

Stay consistent and remember: progressive resistance is your friend<p>The best general plan for an all-around strength training routine is to adhere to the progressive resistance principle: As your body adapts to a training load, you must increase resistance to continue improving. When you can do a …

Exercise

How to Build Age-Proof Cycling Muscles in the Gym

​This new weight routine can make you stronger and faster on the bike— and keep your muscles from deteriorating when you get older<p>Cycling seems like the simplest of sports, with two requirements so blissfully simple that you probably plan to do it forever: A bike and a robust pair of quads to power …

Weightlifting

The Best Strength Exercise for Cyclists

This modified deadlift, from the creator of the Maximum Overload program, will make you crazy strong, and put less stress on your back than the traditional version<p>The dumbbell deadlift—which closely replicates the biomechanics of pedaling—is coach Jacques DeVore’s number one strength exercise in …

Workouts

Why Peel's Super-Thin iPhone 7 Case Is Sensational

Remember that moment when you first spring your new smartphone from its box? As you peel the protective film wrap from front and back, look at the beauty of its unscuffed back and perfect screen, and feel what the smooth aluminum and glass feels like in your hands.<p>Trouble is, for many of us, that’s …

Mobile Technology
Consumer Tech

Anker's New Wireless Earbuds Has Bluetooth 5.0 For Superior Connection

When Steven Yang quit his software engineer gig at Google to start his own company six years ago, he had modest goals: make affordable smartphone batteries and accessories to be sold on Amazon. While portable battery packs and charging cables are not exactly sexy, eye-catching products, there’s no …

Consumer Tech
Cryptocurrency
Small Business

The Fastest Way to Build Cycling Endurance

You can have your day job and your fitness base, too. Here’s how.<p>For many years, we were told that if we wanted to properly build our base fitness, we needed to spend 12 to 16 weeks riding long, steady, low-intensity miles to strengthen our aerobic systems, so they could eventually handle harder …

Cycling

Strength Train Like a Pro

These off-the-bike exercises can improve your cycling strength and stability and put more power and snap into every pedal stroke<p>Long gone are the days when cyclists eschewed strength training because they were afraid to make a little muscle. Today’s riders know that the right off the bike …

Workouts

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Tesla Model X officially becomes highest safety rated SUV (by significant margin) with 5-star rating in every safety category

Tesla did it again with the Model X. NHTSA confirmed today that after crash testing Tesla’s all-electric SUV, it received a 5-star rating in every safety category – making it the highest safety rated SUV.<p>Of all the vehicles tested by NHTSA, only the Tesla Model S bested the Model X for the lowest …

Tesla