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7 pain-for-gain exercises for mountain bikers

Get stronger and more explosive out on the trails with these strength exercises – including a step-by-step guide on how to do them correctly.<p>Riding a …

Workouts

How to Harness Your Mental Strength, According to Marathon Record Holder Deena Kastor

The elite runner shares a few of the mindfulness strategies she's learned over the miles.<p>When it comes to running, or any fitness feat for that …

Marathons

Free speed: Six ways to make yourself and your bike more aero without spending money

<b>You don't need to spend a fortune to get aero</b><p>A few years ago and all that any cyclist worried about was weight. Whether that was the weight of your …

8-week peak-phase triathlon training plan

<b>Finding your optimal race weight and getting to that stage is a very personal balancing act that all triathletes should take time to focus on. For</b> …

Fitness

7 Secrets to Know as a Beginner Triathlete

<i>How to put more fun and less WTF into your first days of swim, bike, run.</i>Your first race is booked, your training plan laid out. Now get a jump on …

Swimming

10 High-Fat (And Healthy) Recipes for Athletes

While reading Tim Noakes’ <i>Lore of Running</i>, Joe Uhan, a physical therapist, coach, and competitive ultramarathoner, was drawn in by his description of …

Nutrition

How to relieve muscle soreness after a hard workout

<b>We all dread that sore-muscle after a hard workout, which can in turn impede on performance and general comfort. In fact, recent research has changed</b> …

Triathlons

If You Can Do This Abs Exercise For 1 Minute, We'll Be Seriously Impressed

You can do it anywhere, but it's far from easy.<p>Furthermore<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. This week's exercise is courtesy of</i> Furthermore<i>:</i><p><b>Slide-through:</b> Sliding discs are perhaps the most underrated pieces …

The Best Strength Exercises for Runners

Runners aren’t typically known for their massive shoulders or overly-developed glutes—they tend to be lean, and even wiry—a physique that allows them …

Riding High: 12 Best Cycling Apparel Brands

In the world of athletic equipment, cycling apparel is in a class all its own. Not only does it bear the same responsibilities as your sportswear …

Last-Minute Marathon Advice From A Long-Distance Running Pro

Running a full marathon takes months of preparation, and that's just to make it 20 miles at goal pace. Those last six miles, however, require …

Olympics

The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Cyclists

And two core exercises athletes should absolutely avoid<p>There are things you come across in cycling that you can ignore: jerk drivers, your buddy’s squeaky chain, anyone who calls you Lance Armstrong. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.<p>“Your core stabilizes …

Taking Ibuprofen for a Workout Can Stunt Muscle Growth

Research shows popular over-the-counter painkillers can slow muscle growth and strength development<p>Despite a growing body of evidence that taking NSAID painkillers before, during, or after exercise can lead to a host of health problems, surveys show anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of endurance …

HiiT Mania! High Intensity Intervals for Every Cycling Goal

Whether you want to become a speed demon or the ultimate climber, we've got a high-intensity interval workout for you<p>Eventually, you outgrow your old workouts and need to go even harder if you want to keep your fitness gains going along an upward trajectory. That means more high-intensity interval …

How and when to use hand signals on your road bike

Clarity and timing are key to using hand signals when leading group rides, says propello.bike coach Rob Wakefield. So if you're not familiar with …

Cycling

6 hardcore training sessions to take your cycling to the next level

Former pro cyclist Greg LeMond summed up cycling progress succinctly: "It never gets easier, you just go faster." What he meant was that all the hard …

How to turn your road bike into a triathlon bike

You’ll ride quicker on the vast majority of triathlon courses if you’re on a triathlon-specific bike rather than a road bike. The trouble is, a …

Triathlons

10 common run problems and how to fix them

<b>1 Problem: A small decrease in performance</b><p><b>Symptoms</b> Generally fatiguing slightly earlier in a race.<p><b>Cure</b> Consume a sports drink. Even a small degree of …

Tri Coach: 7 Ways to Improve Your Run

Breathing, speed training, and hitting the dreaded wall—we break it all down for Global Running Day.

Triathlons

3 Recipes for Increased Recovery

Recovery is an important part of any workout or training cycle. Included in the process of recovering from a workout are proper nutrition, sleep, …

Cycling fitness: 25 top tips to be a fitter rider

Improving your cycling fitness brings a number of key benefits: you’ll enjoy your riding way more, you’ll see new places because you can go further, …

Fitness

Coach’s Note By Lance Watson: 3 Keys To Faster Wetsuit Swimming

Many North American races and most Ironman races currently are “wetsuit legal” swims. In addition to keeping athletes warm, wetsuits also help novice …

Swimming

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Triathlon Training, Gear, Nutrition, Photos, Race Results & Calendars

The 3 Safest Ways to Stretch Tight Hamstrings

These leg muscles can often be the root of lower-back pain and knee problems

How To Fuel for Really Long Rides

Entering an endurance race or heading out on an all-day ride? Follow this advice from the “Queen of Pain” Rebecca Rusch.<p>If you’ve ever wondered why 43-year-old endurance star Rebecca Rusch is often called the “queen of pain,” just look at her record: Three-time winner and current record-holder of …