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Why Using a Heart Rate Monitor Is Totally Worth It

If there’s one accessory in particular that’ll get your fitness game on fleek, it’s the heart rate monitor. Not to knock colorful headbands and punny …

The 5 Best Exercises To Prevent Common Running Injuries

I've trained my share of long distance runners, triathletes and Iron Man competitors, and no matter how fit these die-hard enthusiasts are, they …

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

5 short films that will blow your mind during your daily subway ride

Okay, so we live in something of a great time for epic movie storytelling — where a combination of the home video market, multiplex theaters, and multi-part franchises mean that filmmakers are no longer pressured to squeeze giant stories into single 90-minute movies.<p>But while that’s all well and …

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Training intensity

Interesting article from Running Times about running training intensity. Worth sharing.<p><b>Train at the Right Intensity Ratio</b><p>Intensity. It’s one of the …

Are You A Balanced Runner?

<i>To run efficiently, you need more than just strength alone.</i><p>As endurance athletes know, optimal performance isn’t about aimlessly accumulating mileage …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

The Best Apps For People Who Don’t Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

Here's How To Figure Out Everything Google Knows About You

The more Google knows about you, the more it can match you to an advertiser who thinks you are an ideal customer. Advertisers are willing to pay more for ads served to ideal potential customers. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to …

How To Calibrate iPhone And iPad Battery Life For Maximum Performance [Tutorial]

Even though our mobile devices bring the world to our fingertips with some mind-blowing technology, they can still benefit from a little …

5 Post-Race Standing Stretches Every Runner Should Do

Do these 5 moves right after your race to jumpstart recovery and reduce soreness.<p>After an exhausting run or race, you might be tempted to sit or lie down.<p>But getting off your feet too soon could cause muscles and tendons to tighten up, says Chris Ramsey, D.P.T., O.C.S., a physical therapist and …

Prep Your Muscles to Perform Their Best

Roll out before you hit the road.<p>Chances are, your foam roller doesn't see any action until after your run. Although foam rollers are often used to ease postexercise tightness, research suggests that rolling out before you hit the road has perks, too. Follow this prerun foam roller routine to get …

39 Ways to Jack Up Your Cardio

Get your lungs pumping and your muscles burning with these awesome versions of an old-school calisthenic<p>Squeezing in a full-blown cardio workout can feel like a chore. We’ve got a solution: jumping jacks.<p>Don't worry, we're not talking about the boring standard jumping jacks you did in high school. …

Exercise

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

Workouts

The Move That Chisels Perfect Shoulders

Sculpt a set of rock-solid shoulders with this underrated upper-body exercise<p>Every guy wants a pair of shoulders that look like boulders. Unfortunately, most men skip the lateral dumbbell raise, which is one of the best moves for sculpting them. "Lifting dumbbells laterally activates muscles in …

Muscle

Banish Your Desk Jockey Slouch

Use this simple move to improve your posture and upper-body strength<p>If you sit all day, you slouch. That's old news, right? Besides making you look like a caveman, that desk-slump can limit you in the gym. Or worse, land you on the disabled list.<p>"When your shoulders cave forward and your back …

Yoga

The Pushup That Sculpts Rock-Solid Shoulders

Boost your upper-body strength and get shoulders like boulders with this version of the pushup<p>The handstand pushup is the gold standard of pushups. If you can perform even one rep, you've got an extreme amount of upper-body strength and shoulder mobility. Plus, you look like a total badass.<p>So how …

Workouts

The Instant Exercise Upgrade You Must Try

Use this simple trick to make your favorite exercises more challenging<p>Few moves can equal the pushup's do-anywhere power, but it can be more effective if you place your feet against a wall, says B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of StreamFit.com. Same goes for mountain climbers. "You'll engage your …

Workouts

Fall 2013 Road Running Shoe Buyer's Guide | Competitor.com

Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor<p><i>Check out these 22 hot models available in stores this fall!</i><p>Running shoes are continuing to evolve, thanks to new …

How To Prevent A Cramp

Cramps occur when the muscle spindles in your legs get fatigued. Do these moves twice a week after runs to condition those spindles and prevent cramps.

How to Buy Running Shoes

If you're just starting to walk or run, a good pair of shoes is important. Here's a primer.<p>When you first start working out, it’s tempting to dust off the vaguely-athletic-looking shoes in your closet, but it’s not a good idea. Worn-out or ill-fitting shoes are a leading cause of injury. And wear …

Make better use of your site's favicon with Favicon.js

Just a quick heads up to Favico.js, a fantastic JS library that lets you do all sorts of awesome stuff with your site’s favicon.<p>You may have noticed a number of popular web services like Gmail and Facebook have this already to notify you of new messages and such. Now you can add it your site too …

Recipe: Grilled PB&J with Sauteed Bananas

People love to bash peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for being too high in fat and sugar, but I would argue it’s a great choice for your lunch-time …

2013 Running Shoe Guide: Road Tested

The most important lesson learned from the minimalist running shoe explosion is that every runner needs different footwear for different workouts. …

Is Your Butt All That It Could Be?

<i>Don’t get left behind—strengthen your glutes!</i><p>What is the single most important muscle for running? Some might say the heart. That’s a good choice, as …

How Exercise Helps (and Hurts) Sleep

A single workout won't fix your sleep problems, but a consistent habit might.<p>Exercise helps you sleep better, right? That's the conventional wisdom, and has certainly been my experience. But for others, the opposite seems to be true. An interesting new study in the <i>Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine</i> …

Common Shoe Questions

Here's some basic info you should know about running shoes.<p>Minimalist. Zero drop. Pronation, cushion, and motion control. The technology changes, but the question remains: what shoes are best for me? We answer eight eternal questions about choosing the right pair. And if you're currently in the …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …