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Swim-Based Endurance for All Athletes

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: The Breaking Muscle Swimming Workouts are programmed by Jake Shoemaker, an elite athlete in his own right and highly experienced</i> …

Swimming

The 15-minute leg workout to build monster quads

This workout requires a loaded barbell for front squats, and a sled that you can pull backward. If you don’t have access to a sled, get creative with …

Escaping Japan's Super-Cities for the 'So-Called Wilderness'

Culture Japan Tokyo<p>Every country should have its Shangri-la. Perhaps this is Japan’s. Thrust upward 3,000 feet by Earth’s tectonic mischief, the …

A Triathlete’s Refueling Regimen

Count carbs, not calories, when fueling a demanding workout, a sports-nutrition expert says; the ideal is 60 grams of carbohydrates an hour<p>Whether you’re running a 5K race or competing in an Ironman, your fuel strategy should focus on carbs, not calories, says Jamie A. Cooper, author of “Complete …

Nutrition

11 strength training tips for triathletes

<b>1 IMP</b><b>ROVE BALANCE</b><p>Close your eyes, stand on one foot and see how long you can avoid touching the ground. About 5secs? If you reach 60secs, you have …

The Ultimate Triathlon Gear Guide

Training for a triathlon is daunting in and of itself—and that’s before you realize all the gear you need for the months of training leading up to …

Triathlons

7 Tips for Better Clamping - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum

<b>post #1</b> of 4 Old 03-14-2016, 12:21 PM Thread Starter<p><b>7 Tips for Better Clamping</b><p>Quote:<p>If you work with wood, you’re going to have to deal with clamps. …

Woodworking

Most Useful Podcast Ever: How to Breathe Better

Chances are you're breathing wrong. Do it better with these tips from a breathing coach to professional fighters, SWAT team members, and special ops.<p><i>To hear more from the editors of Popular Mechanics, download this week's episode of The Most Useful Podcast ever here, and be sure to subscribe and</i> …

Yoga

Post-run Yoga Routine

After a run is a great time to do yoga because you’re already warmed up. You can skip the sun salutations and other movements used to warm the body …

26 Strategies to get Stronger, Faster, and Fitter

Don't just hang with your fast friends—make them beg for mercy. These 26 proven strategies will turbocharge your training and make you stronger, faster, and fitter than ever.<p>Learn more about these tips and tons more essential advice on how to ride faster, get stronger, recover smarter, shed pounds, …

Heart Rates

The Importance of Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

When talking to cyclists I often get the same response when discussing the importance of strength training. It typically goes something like, “I …

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after the next, with no rest. Repeat for another set. Yep, you just got more time to ride. You're welcome.<p><b>Rotating Side Plank</b><br>Start in a push-up position. Balance on …

Workouts

The IronStrength 20-Minute Core Workout

Sure up your middle to run better than ever.<p>Why This Workout Will Help<p>The muscles of your core, along the front and back of your spine, are hugely important when you run. This 20-minute core workout will strengthen your core to make you a better runner. It’s designed by sports medicine physician …

Workouts

How to get a six pack without going to the gym

Gym currently packed out with panicked office workers flailing about in the hope of acquiring a post-Christmas super body? Don't worry, we've got you …

New Triathlon Base Training Plans

Our triathlon training plans have been used to prepare athletes around the globe for their winning performances, but up until now they have only …

Indoor Cycling Workouts to Maximize Your Winter Ride Time

Chances are your typical indoor ride goes like this: Hop on trainer, pop in Season 4 of <i>Mad Men,</i> fight off trainer boredom long as you can stand it. But spending hours on the trainer can be overkill.<p>Indoor workouts "are harder than riding outside because you're fighting the resistance of the …

Mad Men

9 Nutrition Rules For Beginner Triathletes

<i>New to triathlon? Follow these fueling guidelines to ensure your hard work in training pays off.</i><p>A solid nutrition strategy will help your body make …

10 free things to do around Seattle

Around Seattle, where it seems there’s news every day about rents doubling and incomes being unequal, free is a very good price. Here are 10 things …

Five Day Trips from Portland, Oregon, Worth the Detour

Portland is a popular spot in summer—recently hosting Project Pabst, Pedalpalooza and the Rose Festival—but even locals and visitors want to take a …

Oregon

72 Hours in Portland, OR

The alternative-leaning, freethinking population of Portland is destined to define the city. “Portland hipster” turns up nearly 1 million results on …

Why Banff National Park Should Be Your Next Destination

We admit it. We are biased. For decades we have been playing in Banff National Park, a 90 minute drive from our home in Calgary. We have skied, …

6 Reasons To Visit North Cascades National Park

©istockphoto/epicureanNorth Cascades National Park is one of the most expansive alpine wonderlands in the contiguous United States. Established as a …

Eight Amazing Finds Along 120 Miles of Oregon Coast

Along the way, the wonders are numerous. Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi, lodging, Tillamook, Oceanside, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, …

The Best Hikes on the Northern California Coast

Whether you're interested in a casual walk along bluffs above crashing surf or a longer excursion into the coastal mountains high above the Pacific, …

Hiking

The Perfect Weekend in Portland, OR: Roses, Waterfalls, and Vintage Books

Portland has warm, dry summers and soggy, gray winters, meaning depending on the season, you'll want to change your activities to have the ideal …

Blue Cheese

Adventures in the Columbia River Gorge

The state border between Oregon and Washington is notable for one thing: a river runs through it. But not just any river – the mighty Columbia, the fourth-largest river in the US, flowing through a massive gorge that’s up to 1219m (4000ft) deep and over 128km (80mi) long. In this gorge, myriad …

State of wonder: where to find Oregon's best landscapes

Oregon is a natural stunner. The state's glorious coastline alternates between rugged cliffs accented with stone sentinels just offshore to miles-long sandy beaches perfect for a relaxing stroll. Inland, landscapes vary from craggy gorges to coniferous forests to salty playas. Then there are the …

National Parks

One-Hour Workout: Monthly Swim Ladder

This week’s swim workout comes from Dan Graovac, a USAT Level I coach and the owner of Boston-based GForce Multisport. “I like to give my athletes a …