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10 Essential Strength Exercises for Cyclists

Make these moves part of your regular routine to ride longer and stronger for life<p>At this point, there’s really no question that cyclists (and pretty much everybody, really) should be doing some form of resistance training.<p>With age, muscle mass dwindles and bones weaken. Strength training helps …

Cycling

Skier Caroline Gleich Sweeps the Wasatch Chutes

Last spring, Caroline Gleich became the fourth person and the first woman to ski every line in Andrew McLean’s classic Wasatch guidebook, <i>The Chuting</i> …

Skiing

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 …

Clothing

Do These 6 Things If You Want to Ditch Belly Fat For Good

If your waist is the first place pounds tend to creep up on, those are probably the pounds that are the hardest to lose. If you've been blessed with an apple-shaped body and you're looking to slim your middle a bit, here's what you need to do to lose your belly fat.<p>Be Kind to Yourself<p>Instagram is …

The Push-Pull Workout for a Well-Balanced Upper Body

The “show me” muscles of your anterior chain — biceps, pecs, and six pack abs — may get all the attention, but if you’re ignoring the back half of …

Muscle

The Art of Foam Rolling in Five Moves

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

The 10 Basic Exercises to Build a Workout

<b></b> The 10 Basic Exercises to Build a WorkoutYou don't need a ton of equipment, fancy machines, or crazy new moves to get in a good workout. In fact, …

Exercise

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results | Men's Health

As a general guideline, Doug Sklar, a certified personal trainer and founder of PhilanthroFIT in New York City, recommends striving to do three sets of up to 60 seconds. “It’s OK to start with shorter sets and work up to 60 seconds,” he says.<p>Plus, shorter planks can still give you a solid workout, …

Get Started on Your Winter Cycling Wardrobe With a Great Deal on This Craft Baselayer

Never have a chilly torso again —for under $40<p>Winter is coming, and not just on Game of Thrones. Before new winter cycling gear comes out at full price, there are a few chances to stock up on cheaper cold weather supplies, like baselayers. Available in blue and high-vis yellow, this Craft …

Cycling

​6 Moves That Will Give You the Best Core and Cardio Workout | Men’s Health

Combine all six mountain climbers shown in the video above into one workout to sculpt your core and make your heart pound, or add them individually to your total-body circuits. Either way, it won't take long for excess fat to melt away.<p>(<i>Check out</i> Men's Health <i>Metashred Extreme for more workouts that</i> …

Work Your Entire Core with This Killer Pilates Workout

Instructor Amy Jordan will make you feel core muscles you didn't even know you had.<p>Even if you're not a "Pilates person," you can learn a little …

Exercise

5 Awesome New Hitch Racks for Bikes

Easy on, easy off: These great bike racks for your car are just one more reason to use those vacation days<p>The latest generation of hitch racks makes it easy to explore faraway places with your bike. With these models, loading and unloading bikes onto your car is a breeze—and your precious …

Cycling

Assault on Mt. Mitchell

Option 1 (Free): Family member or friend picks up rider from Tom Johnson Campground after being bussed off the mountain (Marion, NC)<p>Bikes will be put …

Upstate South Carolina

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 …

Lance Armstrong

One-Hour Workout: Drill-Focused Bike Trainer Session

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).</i><p>This week’s swim workout comes from Marni Sumbal, …

4 Simple Steps to Start Training With Power

Ride faster, feel better, and see performance gains this season by training with power<p>Is power a word that you’ve heard tossed around amongst cycling friends, but you have no idea what it really means? Well, you’re not alone. Power meters in today’s market give you plenty of metrics: cadence, …

Cycling

Stay warm & be seen with new Ekoi Competition9 winter riding kit

Many companies that produce winter riding kit resort to a lot of black that many riders feel lower your ability to be seen out on the road on the …

4 Beautiful Outdoor Running Trails Just in Time for the New York City Marathon

Throughout the running community, New York City is recognized for some of the best urban running terrain in the entire country. There’s the West Side Highway, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and, of course, one of the most beautiful and well-known running tracks known to man: Central Park. These are all …

Unexpected Gear Of Mountain Pro Andrew Skurka

During an overnight trip last month in the Colorado Rockies with Andrew Skurka, it was quickly evident to me that he’s not your average backpacker.<p>A …

Backpacking

The Six Best Trail Runners of 2016

From lightweight speedsters to ultra-comfortable puddle-jumpers, this new crop of trail runners features some of the best yet. Here are six of our favorites.<p>Adidas Outdoor 
Terrex Agravic ($135)<p><b>Best For:</b> Sure Footing Through Slop<p>The Agravic is a moderately low-riding shoe with Euro flare and—thanks …

Trail Running

The Summer’s Best Road Bike Kit

It used to be that if you wanted high-quality cycling apparel, your choices were limited to a select group of mostly Italian companies: Assos, Castelli, Giordana, Nalini. Those sewing houses are still around and cranking out excellent gear. But in recent years, as fabrics have become more widely …

Cycling

10 Cycling Books to Help You Achieve Your Biggest Training Goals

Reading a hundred online articles sometimes doesn’t provide the same benefit as reading one great book — at least that’s what I’ve found in my 10+ …

Books

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Fantastic news for crunch-haters: doing this short core workout just once a week gives you the same strength benefits as doing it two or three times weekly.<p>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 …

Workouts

Where Are the Best Urban Running Trails?

<i>A:</i><p>Pounding out miles on stoplight-strewn streets and past convenience stores quickly loses its luster. Whether you’re commuting or training, here are ten urban trails in the U.S. that offer scenic views and traffic-free paths to keep your run enjoyable.<p>Atlanta Beltline<p>Georgia’s Beltline cinches its …

Hiking

The Anti-Aging Workout

They say age ain’t nothing but a number, but there are some pretty startling stats about what happens to the human body as time passes. “As men age, …

Exercise

Strength Exercises to Build Explosive Power

Plyometrics condition your muscles to detonate on demand so you have the split-second force you need to crank up steep inclines, power through rolling terrain, and sprint to the finish line. And they work fast, too. Research shows that a twice-weekly plyometric routine can boost your power …

Cycling

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 …

The Exercise That Targets Your Legs, but Works Your Core Twice as Hard

Work one leg at a time to blast your entire body<p>When you think "total-body muscle builder," it's not likely you think of a single-leg exercise, but the single-leg straight-leg deadlift will hit your lower-body, core, and upper-body all at once.<p>"You'll use your hamstrings and glutes to hinge …