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16 Great Bike Movies That Aren’t "Breaking Away"

<b>RAD</b><br>Year: 1986<br>Score on IMDB: 7.2<p>A cult phenomenon, <i>RAD</i> tells the story of Cru Jones, a small-town BMX racer who blows off his SATs to battle the pros in the big Helltrack race. If you’ve ever wished your high school dance had been interrupted by romantic, slow-motion BMX choreography, <i>RAD</i> is the movie …

Four Rides to Shed Pounds and Get Faster

Want to lose weight while still gaining speed? Don't diet, just pedal—these four workouts will help you get there.

11 Ways to Sleep Smarter to Improve Your Ride

Want to fall asleep faster, sleep easier, and get the most health benefits from your slumber? Here's how.<p><i>This information is excerpted from the new book</i> Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success. <i>In it, you'll find a fun and</i> …

The 10 Commandments of Training

When you get to the point where you want to take your cycling to the next level—going faster and/or farther—you need to train. As you go forth in your training, remember these rules.<p>1. <b>Have a Plan.</b> Winging it is fine sometimes, but it doesn't quite cut it when you want to achieve something great. …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

The Ultimate Guide to Your Cycling Muscles

Learn about the muscles that power your pedal stroke, and how to make the most of them

Cycling Nutrition: Big Fat Lies

Forget these diet myths for a proven, but surprising approach to losing weight and keeping it off—and riding longer and stronger than ever<p><b>ONE OF THE LONG-ENDURING TRADITIONS</b> at bike events of all stripes is the pasta dinner the evening before the big ride. After all, who doesn't believe in the …

VMO FTW: How to Build This Iconic Cycling Muscle

A chiseled VMO muscle is an unmistakable mark of the fittest, most dedicated cyclists. Here's how to strengthen yours—and get enviable quads in the process.<p>There are quads. Then there are cycling quads. And of the four muscles that make up the quadriceps, the one that's come to signify the …

5 Bike Trainer Mistakes to Avoid

Get the most out of your indoor riding sessions by avoiding these common errors<p>Cold, darkness, and weather—or all three—can force many of us inside and onto stationary trainers to maintain some semblance of fitness over the winter months. Few of us truly look forward to these rides, but they can be …

Why Do Cyclists Shave Their Legs?

Because neither specific historical reference nor objective scientific finding can account for why cyclists shave their legs, we asked some pros to judge the validity of the most-cited reasons.<p><b>It Improves Your Aerodynamics on the Bike</b> <b><br>The Theory:</b> In this age of seamless skinsuits, aero frames, …

Build Base Fast: A Training Plan

Be ready to play hard—in just 4 weeks with this easy to follow plan from the Fit Chick<p>Purists preach that to properly prepare for the cycling season, you need to roll out six weeks ahead and do nothing but low-heart-rate, low-intensity rides before you throw the hammer down and go out and play, …

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

Justin Faerman, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our …

Dear J.Crew, What Happened to Us? We Used to Be So Close

Many women lament changes at the brand, highlighting a rare retail loyalty<p>For many women, it’s been a disappointing spring to shop.<p>That’s because their beloved J.Crew, once their go-to spot to find the perfect shift dress for the office, striped T-shirt for the weekend and bathing suit for the …

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Do You Really Hire Only 'A' Players? Indispensable Advice From a Self-Made Billionaire

During their monthly consulting sessions in the early 1970s, Peter Drucker and Mort Mandel, the then-CEO of electronics and auto-parts distributor Premier Industrial Corp., chewed over all sorts of topics—basic business strategy, the company’s approach to acquisitions, how to set priorities. But …