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30 Plank Variations That Will Transform Your Core

Don't say we never gave you anything.<p>Planks are so, so good for you. But they’re also kind of, well, boring. Holding a plank for 30 to 60 seconds means you’ve got nothing but the floor to distract you from that deep burn quaking up through your bod. The burn is a good thing; the boredom is not.<p>Once …

Workouts

9 Weird Ways We Can Harness the Wind's Energy

The are many more kinds of turbines than just your run-of-the-mill windmill. Here are nine wildly different ways to harness energy from the air.<p>If you picture a typical wind turbine, it'll probably look like a giant, triple-bladed fan. Called a horizontal-axis wind turbine, it is by far the most …

Swiss spoof video goes after Trump in the most brutal way

Switzerland has given Donald Trump all the reasons why he should put "Switzerland Second."<p>Sound familiar?<p>It will do, if you've watched that cheeky …

Four Critical Energy Issues to Watch in 2017

The U.S. may be on the cusp of a stark turning point in energy and climate policy with the election of Donald Trump, who has stocked his cabinet with …

13 handy car gadgets that cost less than $100

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 13 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

Is Renewable Energy Trump-Proof?

Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail was xenophobic, racist, and misogynistic, and now that he’s been elected president, many people in the …

12 Time-Efficient and Effective Exercises You're Not Doing

What are the most important things you need in a workout? The two that will give you the most bang for your buck are time-efficient, effective …

Wind Turbines

A French company called New Wind is installing tree-shaped wind turbines at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The company’s founder, Jérôme …

The Interval Running Workout That Strengthens Your Whole Body

This workout blends running and strength—so you definitely won't get bored, but you'll definitely feel the burn<p>Running long distances can be a total …

Two Years Living in Communist China: What I Know Now

I've really struggled to write this post. I've procrastinated. Oh how I've procrastinated...<p>It's just that - how do you sum up two years in this place? How do I describe my feelings without giving you the usual spiel about crazy drivers, squat toilets and constant fireworks erupting into the …

Wind Energy Pros And Cons: What Is The Bottom Line?

What are the wind energy pros and cons? This is not an easy question because factors that can be a plus for some end up being a minus for …

The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Distance Athletes

And two core exercises athletes should absolutely avoid.<p>There are things you come across when running that you can ignore: jerk drivers, annoying partners, random bad advice in the middle of a race. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.<p>“Your core stabilizes …

10 Effective Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do

Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, "Wait, I'm supposed to do something other than running?" Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in injury prevention but will make you a stronger, faster, and more …

Workouts

10 tiny gadgets every minimalist needs

In theory, minimalism means getting more from less. Technology can often get in the way of that by packing in extra cables and design features that bloat or dilute functionality.<p>But there are plenty of gadgets on the market that are elegantly designed, minimalist, and do their job well. In many …

These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.

9 Essential Post-Run Stretches

Post-run is a great time to stretch because your muscles will be warmed up. These stretches target particular areas that frequently get tight during …

Workouts

A Pre-Run Core Workout Using Body Weight

<i>This piece first appeared on Women’s Running.</i>Your core is a powerhouse. Think of your middle—abs, back and hips—as the center of your movement. To …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Automotive Industry

Strengthen and Stretch! The 12 Moves All Runners Need to Do

Whether you're training for your ninth marathon or just want to prevent nagging lower-back pain from your weekly runs, here are the moves missing from your life. Start with these six exercises to help you strengthen your body, run faster, and prevent injury. Then follow that up with these six …

Yoga

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

Muscle

The World's Greatest Stretch

Should You Stretch Before Working Out?

Chances are your childhood coaches and gym teachers encouraged—or even required—you to stretch before any game, practice, or class. It was long …

Exercise

Did you know stretching before exercise is controversial? Here's the right way to do it

By Roy M. Wallack<p>Some experts say stretching before exercise helps performance and lessens injuries. But, believe it or not, others say stretching does the opposite.<p>Who's right?<p>Proponents point to people who can't afford to be wrong: Athletes.<p>The Clippers stretch before every game. And<p>Meb …

The 71 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Fitness apps<p><b>40. Google Fit</b> (Free)<p>Let Google give you a …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …