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The Real Reason You Need a Massage

New research suggests that a postride rubdown strengthens your heart as well as your muscles<p>Long hours in the saddle and hard workouts can leave your muscles riddled with knots and scar tissue created as they repair themselves. And because all your muscles are connected, those sore spots can spread …

Two Pedal Tricks Every Cyclist Needs

The easiest ways to install cleats and remove pedals<p><b>Attach New Cleats in Exactly the Right Position</b><br>Before removing your old cleats, trace the outline or the corners of each one with a silver Sharpie (on a dark-colored sole) or a black Sharpie (on a light-colored sole). Place your new cleat within …

Prevent Running Injuries

<i>Thwart It:</i> Try a hamstring-strengthening exercise like the Swiss ball hip raise and leg curl. Lie on your back with your heels on a Swiss ball. Lift your hips so your body is straight from ankles to shoulders. Pull the ball toward your butt as you bend your knees. Reverse the move, but don’t let …

Glute Strengthening Workout

Put injuries behind you by working this key—but often neglected—muscle group.<p>For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists like me have told runners to “work your core”—the muscles of your torso that support your every move. And so many runners have added crunches and planks that …

Running Tips & Articles | Running Training Plans

Once you get to the line, prime your muscles to PR with this easy and fun warm-up.<p>Everything about the Boston Marathon is magical--and grueling. …

Post-Run Foam Roller Exercises

Reasonable bike fit expectations

Slowtwitch forum members too often (justifiably) complain about bad results from bike fit sessions. As of 2018 here is what you should expect.

Triathlons

Tone Your Entire Body With This 1 Move

View On One Page<p>ADVERTISEMENT ()<p>Start Slideshow<p>← Use Arrows Keys →<p>Short on time? Don't skip the strength-training session — get playful with the …

Exercise

Fitness Tips & Fitness Training

Avoid eating these 10 foods after a workout to get the most bang for your buck.<p>By Jennifer Fox<p>Our hips allow us to move fast, generate power and jump …

Short & Sweet Bike Workouts

Get fit for fall—no big miles required<p>If you've been riding all summer, you can ramp up for a fall crit series, century, or other event with a few short, intense workouts each week, such as the two interval sets at right. Use the off-bike core exercises below to stave off fatigue on long rides and …

Rachel Joyce’s Go-To Strength Training Routine

<b>Exercise details</b><p><b>Equipment needed:</b> Just a mat and you<p><b>The routine:</b> Perform each of these four exercises in the order listed below without resting in …

Workouts

The ultimate runner’s guide to pancakes

<b>Here is all you need to know to make the best pancakes (with no mention of calories!).</b><p><b>Traditional mix -</b><p>110g/4oz plain flour, sifted (can substitute …

Breakfast

Alternatives to Energy Gels

Need a little variety in your mid-race fuel? Compare and try these energy powerhouses.<p>As the number of days until race day dwindle, long runs get longer, and for good reason. During this weekend's long workout, it was clear to me that fall racing season is just around the corner: The local running …

The First Leg: Is Honey Water Holy Water for Triathlon Success?

I called Sigma Human Performance founder Benjamin Stone in the middle of a break as he built “metabolic fitness” schedules for his clients. He was …

Triathlons

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

The Ice Cavern

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

The Most Common Walking and Running Injuries

How to identify, treat, and recover from common injuries.<p>Working out can be uncomfortable (especially when you're just getting started), but it should never hurt. Here is how to tell the difference between the harmless twinges that go along with pushing your muscles farther than they’ve gone before …

New Mind-Warping Animated GIF Art from Paolo Čeric | Colossal

<p>Digital artist Paolo Čeric (previously) continues to crank out some of the most elegant and bizarre gifs I’ve seen lately. The Croatian artist …

Bike-Washing Tips From the Pros

Five cleaning secrets from the experts<p>"Cut off the top of a plastic water bottle. Fill it with a water-based degreaser, like Simple Green, and place it in your seat-tube bottle cage (for easy access). Use a paintbrush to apply the degreaser to the chain. Finish by holding a soapy sponge around the …

Video | Bicycling

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3 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Triathletes

I was recently asked about my top three tips for a triathlete to naturally increase health and wellness. While there a multitude of ways that …

Fitness

Some thoughts on optimal swimming ‘style’ for triathletes

Alan Couzens, MS (Sports Science)<br>In my last post, I offered some thoughts on how the optimal running gait at Ironman pace may differ from the optimal …

Catchy!

Getting the ‘catch’ part of the freestyle stroke right for many swimmers, is counter intuitive in many ways; how it feels, the visual appearance and …

Swimming

Wiggins’ GC hopes slide out of control ahead of Giro time trial

PESCARA, Italy (VN) — The general classification of the Giro d’Italia slid out of control Friday in Pescara after Sky’s Bradley Wiggins crossed the …