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Stream a 144-Hour Discography of Classic Jazz Recordings from Blue Note Records: Miles Davis, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman & More

There have been many influential jazz record labels throughout the previous century and into the current one, but there is no more recognizable label …

Blue Note

The 50 Best Beer Stores in America

The beer run is among the most sacred of shopping experiences. Whether you’re stocking up for a barbecue or just jonesing for something new, the …

Alcohol

The top five myths about audiophiles

Audiophiles really give a damn about how their music sounds -- that's why they're audiophiles.<p>To the world at large, audiophiles might seem a little strange. Why do they spend so much money on speakers, or why do they like tube amplifiers? People assume a lot about us, but I think anyone who even …

Audiophile

A Time to Build: Strength Exercises for Cyclists in the Off-Season

Jump-start next season by getting stronger now.<p>While winter weather can wreak havoc on your riding routine, the colder months are a great opportunity to build a foundation for spring. Off-season strength and mobility training will lower your risk of pulling a muscle while shoveling your way out of …

Workouts

Facts about The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, stretches more than 2,000 miles along the US East Coast.<p>The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range.<p>Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of …

Hiking

What’s Really Causing Your Lower Back Pain (And How to Fix It)

Eighty percent of people report having low back pain in their lifetime, and the phenomenon has been worsening. According to the National Institute of …

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

Workouts

Will Gore-Tex’s New Fabric Change Waterproof Outerwear?

New membrane acts as its own shell layer; could produce lighter, more breathable jackets<p>For all the apparent techno-wizardry in waterproof breathable garments, the actual mechanics of the thing haven’t changed much since William Gore accidentally created his namesake membrane in 1969. But a new …

Clothing

Video: The Making of <em>Meru</em>

Earlier this year, the acclaimed climbing film <i>Meru</i> was released, giving us an incredible look at two expeditions by Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and …

Mountaineering

The Coolest New Cycling Socks for 2016

Cycling

Workout Of The Week: Descending Tempos

Variation: To mix things up, run half of your pickups on the roads and the other half on the trails or track. Photo: Scott Draper/CompetitorIt’s a …

Marathons

Marc Pro Plus

Electronic recovery device now has a feature for aches and pains<p>I’ll admit it. I was pretty nervous the first time Gary Reinl put the electrodes on my arm. I’m not sure exactly what I was afraid of. That it would hurt maybe. Or at least feel very weird. “When I turn these dials it’s going to send …

Cycling

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Cycling

Climbing In Ecuador's 'Avenue Of Volcanoes' Is Challenging, Rewarding

Near the equator in Ecuador lies a group of mountains known as Avenue of Volcanoes. From the air, the peaks look beautiful, like vanilla-topped ice cream cones. Down lower, they are massive and gritty. The biggest is Chimborazo, at 20,564 feet Ecuador’s highest. The prettiest is probably Cotopaxi, …

Mountaineering
Workouts

Cycling to the Summit of Pikes Peak

What's it like to pedal 7,710 vertical feet to the summit of Colorado's Pikes Peak? Our correspondent set off to find out whether it's the hardest fun thing you can do on a bike, or the most enjoyable dumb thing.<p>I will not fail.<p>I will not fail.<p>I cling to that phrase, that monosyllabic mantra, at …

New York City

The 13 Coolest Road Helmets at the 2015 Tour de France

Big on ventilation and low on weight, these helmets from the 2015 Tour de France will have you cutting wind like the best of them

Tour de France

More Weight or More Reps: Which Should I Focus On First?

No matter what your motive for lifting weights is, your goal is the same as mine or that person’s next to you taking selfies: to progress. Your first …

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 …

5 Reasons You're Not Getting Faster

And how to dump them for good for quick, easy speed gains<p><b>You “ride lots.”</b> Cyclists often have the notion that putting in big miles ought to automatically make them faster. It’s true that when you’re just starting out, any miles will make you faster because you’re getting fitter. But once you’ve …

Extreme Sports

2 supersets for six-pack abs

Sure, the amount of detail in your abs is most directly related to what you stuff down your gullet. But don’t fool yourself into thinking that …

How to Get Rid of a Cramp, Fast

Try these three steps to help soothe the spasm<p>Let’s be clear: The best way to cure a cramp is to prevent a cramp. For most riders, that means not jumping into a race or hard ride way above your ability, as cramps are nearly always the unwelcome byproduct of working muscles beyond their current …

Stanford University School of Medicine

How to Run a 6-Minute Mile | Men's Health

“Look at milers: Unlike distance runners, they’re muscular,” Lamppa says.<p>Much of that strength comes from the training required to clock a decent time. “You need to run intervals—repeated bouts of all-out effort and rest—to target both slow- and fast-twitch muscle fibers,” says Ben Rosario, head …

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

Hiking

It’s not magic, but this floating Bluetooth speaker is still awesome

You know how every year you see something right after Christmas and think to yourself how you wish you had seen it a month earlier because it would …

Tech Trends

Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Boano

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Ferrari<br>• Luxury<br>• Rare<br>• Vintage<p>The Ferrari 250 GT Boano is an exceedingly important car in the history of the Italian …

Classic Cars

1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Cars<br>• Ford<br>• Shelby<p>1967 was the first year of production for the iconic Shelby GT500, the smaller-engined GT350 had …

Sports Cars

This Gear Can Save You in an Emergency

These tools will help you find help when the unexpected happens on your ride<p>I was alone in the woods when I crashed and broke my leg. I got lucky—two hikers were close behind me, and were able to call an ambulance to come rescue me. But in an emergency, you shouldn’t have to depend entirely on …

Apps

Get Loose with Yoga for Real-World Cyclists

Strala Yoga founder Tara Stiles shares fun, no-B.S. yoga moves for riders who want to stay limber, recover faster, and get better on the bike<p>Tara Stiles is a big personality in the yoga world, but she’s not like most yoga teachers. She’s practicality meets spirituality, wrapped up in an …

Yoga