Raul Mesquita De Freitas

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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

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, …

Fitness

New York City's Best Running Stores and Clubs

If this is the year you want to pick up a running habit — or take yours to the next level — you're in the right place: New York City has no shortage of stores and tools for hitting the pavement. Start by getting your gait analyzed to find the perfect shoe and end by hooking up with one of the …

Fitness

When Athletes Go Gluten Free

Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular in the fitness community. But a new, carefully designed study of the effects of gluten-free diets on athletic performance suggests that giving up gluten may not provide the benefits that many healthy athletes hope for.

A study last year of almost 1,000 …

Fitness

High carb or high fat? The running diet debate

In the mid 1960s, a group of Swedish physiologists based in Stockholm conducted a landmark experiment that would come to dominate the way every athlete, from Olympians to club runners, thought about the relationship between diet and performance for the rest of the 20th century.

Around 130 years …

Fitness

How to Win 2016 with Calendars, Checklists, and Note Links

You’re already using Evernote on every device (if not, you should be) and it’s a tool that is flexible and incredibly powerful to structure all your …

Productivity

Sprint Intervals Help Tired Cyclists Get Energized Quickly

Sounds counterintuitive, but those training rides that wipe you out can also pick you up

You know those times when your energy is deflating faster than a tire that's rolling over a field of glass? You may be tempted to take it easy, but what you might need most is a good hard ride.

Yep, sounds …

Research

Amazon is offering customers loans — and high street retailers should be worried

Amazon UK is now offering a monthly pay-back option on items worth over £400 ($590), according to the company's website.

The service, which is called Amazon Pay Monthly, is in partnership with Hitachi Capital, who also work with John Lewis on a similar scheme. The repayment can be made over two, …

Amazon

Startup Afero Wants To Own The Net-Connected Gadget World

Apple, Google, and Microsoft vets have a plan to connect fitness bands, smart lights, online fridges, and other "Internet of Things" devices.

Fitness bands, smart door locks, "learning" thermostats, connected refrigerators, smart TVs—they're all part of the Internet of Things (IoT). But bringing …

Startups

Maximize Productivity with Evernote, Trello, and Google Calendar

I feel that the quest to be productive will last my whole lifetime. Every time I think that I have it figured out and put a system in place, the …

How to Ride Inside: Indoor Trainer Workouts for Cyclists

Riding indoors doesn't have to be dull—and it can put you on the fast track to fitness

Chances are your typical indoor ride goes like this: Hop on trainer, pop in Season 4 of Mad Men, fight off trainer boredom long as you can stand it. But spending hours on the trainer can be overkill.

Indoor workouts …

Fitness

The 10 best iPad apps of 2015

Between iOS 9 and the all-new iPad Pro, Apple's tablets got some major updates this year.

If Santa brought you an iPad this holiday — or if you're simply looking to refresh the lineup on your current tablet — here's a look at some of our favorite iPad apps of 2015.

Try these apps and let us know how …

Software

Weaponize Your Bike Skills

Three bike-handling tips from pro Meredith Kessler’s personal guru.Meredith Kessler will be the first to admit that for many years she was not fond …

Fitness

Easy Bottom Bracket Repair

How to find the source of a creaky bottom bracket—and fix it

In more than 10 years of wrenching for pros and even more years as a bike shop mechanic, I've learned a few things about bottom bracket repair. Most surprisingly, what often sounds like a bottom bracket creak is usually something else. …

This is Your Simple Tune-up

Three things you can do in 21 minutes to keep your bike in tip-top shape

1. CLEAN YOUR CHAIN Complicated methods abound: Remove the chain and soak it overnight; disassemble and clean each roller with a cotton swab; and something else involving pipe cleaners and a toxic solvent. This …

Teach Your Child to Ride

Help your budding cyclist lose the training wheels with this simple, proven method

Teaching your child how to ride a bike is a milestone—and an unforgettable experience for both of you. Here’s Bicycling’s preferred method, which differs from the traditional run-beside-the-bike way most of us were …

Bicycling

6 things to do before the year ends

Note: This is a post we originally wrote at the end of 2014 and are re-publishing since the advice remains relevant this year.Whether you’re headed …

New Year's Resolutions

How Long Should You Rest Between Strength Training Sets?

When you're strength training, there's more to consider than reps and how much weight to pick up. Another important factor in improving: rest between sets.

The amount of break time you take determines how your muscles adapt to the movement, says Carwyn Sharp, Ph.D., chief science officer for the …

Dash Cycles adds More Affordable, Cut Out Slate Saddle to Expanding Line up

Recently, Dash Cycles announced that they would be offering a more affordable range of saddles via Indiegogo. Perhaps affordable isn’t the right word …

Tested: 4 Powerful LED Bike Lights We Love

With shorter days here to stay, these great lights will help brighten your way

Bicycle Helmets

The 15 Nutrients Every Runner Needs

These Are the 10 Best Apps for Your New iPad Pro

Got a new tablet? Check out these apps

With its massive 12.9-inch screen and new A9X processor, the iPad Pro is Apple’s biggest and most powerful iPad yet. Even though the device only became available to order on Nov. 11, developers have already created new apps that take advantage of its larger …

iPad Apps

Swim potential: How fast can I get?

Photo: iStock Photo: iStockEver wondered how far your swimming athletic potential could take you? Well, it depends. Here’s the approach to take based …

Water Sports

5 Moves to Do Before Your Next Run if You Wanna Be Fast AF

Admit it: You barely warm up—ever. But getting your body ready before your next run can help you get the most out of your sweat sesh, make you super …

Industry launches new, larger threaded T47 bottom bracket standard - say goodbye to PressFit!

An idea has been floating around some of the smaller industry players for about a year now. Brands like White Industries, Chris King and Paragon …

Frames

Trick the Trainer

Use these three strategies to saddle up and get the most out of indoor spins

If you were asked to visualize the perfect ride, you probably wouldn’t describe squirming atop a stationary trainer, trapped indoors and fighting off trainer boredom on a winter day. The perfect ride would take place …

Exercise

Review: Apidura's Bikepacking Saddle and Handlebar Packs

At the beginning of last winter, we gave our first impressions on Apidura’s lightweight take on bags for bike touring. Since then, we’ve had a chance …

TrainerRoad goes live with Windows Beta, adding triathlon training programs

With a recent update to work with Wahoo’s more affordable Snap, TrainerRoad promised a further revamp to their desktop software this fall. Now, you …

Microsoft Windows

7 ways to network like a millionaire

If you network to flirt or get a job, you’re going to fail. Make sure you’re networking with the right motives.

This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at entrepreneur.com.

As I was giving a speech in Washington, D.C., a well-dressed man approached me …

Networking

Review: The iPad Pro And The Death Of A Metaphor

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“PCs are going to be like trucks. They are still going to be around, they’re still going to have a lot of value, but they’re only going to be used by one out of x people.” – Steve Jobs, 2010.

The iPad Pro is coming into the world with a lot of weight on its shoulders. The speculation and …

iPad

Booby-Trap Your Bike

Don't have your lock? Try these tips to deter bike thieves!

Most times you head out on your bike, the plan is to do your thing and come straight home. But sometimes an unexpected detour—in your plan, not the road—requires a quick stop: You forgot that your faithful feline ran out of 9Lives that …

Bicycle Helmets