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The 10-Minute Ab Workout That Anyone Can Do

This is not your standard core routine<p>People love to prove that they can hold a plank for a really long time. In fact, the plank record is more than five hours, set just last week.<p>This is incredibly impressive, but most fitness experts agree that holding a plank beyond a minute or two does no good. …

The Best Bicycle Rides in Every State

<b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace white-sand beaches and scout for protected turtles along the southern end of Mobile Bay. Catch the $5 ferry to tiny Dauphin Island, then head home for a total of 40 easy miles. Hell, end it at Lulu’s …

9 American Centuries to Master

Pick one of these 9 rides from around the country and start training.<p>Red Rocks Century<p><b>Morrison, Colorado <br>August 8, 2015 <br>Difficulty:</b> Hard<p>There are 12,000 feet of elevation gain during this century. We just wanted to get that out of the way. Now the pros: You get to spend the day pedaling past …

Life Lessons From the Camino de Santiago

Recently, I walked a section of the <i>Camino de Santiago</i>, a pilgrimage that begins in France and ends in Spain. For centuries, thousands of <i>pilgrims</i> of different spiritual traditions, backgrounds, and countries travel to participate in the 800-kilometer trek.<p>A beginner's mind and a backpack is all you …

Hiking

The Right Way to Do the Burpee

Here’s everything you need to know to own the ultimate fat-fryer: burpees<p>When it comes to fat loss, the best exercises are movements that can be done anywhere and that work a ton of muscle groups at once. One of my favorites: the burpee. It’s tough, it’s efficient, and if done right, it can …

The Get Lean Workout

This is your ticket to a leaner, more shredded body<p>Some things in life are complicated—taxes, rocket science, women—but losing your spare tire doesn’t have to be one of them.<p>This 30-minute fat-loss workout is as simple as it gets. It consists of only 8 exercises—but those movements were …

47 Crazy-Fun Plank Variations for a Killer Core

Planks are the MacGyver of bodyweight movements: They're super tough and great for almost any situation. The versatile move is best known for working …

The Simple Exercise That Can Banish Your Bulging Belly

Indeed, push-ups don’t just give you a stronger upper body, they also train your abs—as long as you’re doing them correctly. Normally the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Wimbledon<p>What Will Poulter, Henrik Lundqvis and more are wearing to the best-dressed tennis tournament on Earth.<p>13 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Editors' …

Hotel Full-Body Circuit

If you’re a diehard workout warrior or take your training seriously, traveling can be your worst enemy at times. In these instances, fast-paced, …

Training

When it comes to cyclists and strength training, there are two immutable truths: We have to do it if we want to rebuild strength for next spring, and we'd much rather be organizing our sock drawers.<p>So here's our ultimate time-efficient gym workout: Do just two sets of 10 to 15 reps of the single …

Bicycling interval training | Bicycling

The average pro cyclist trains 20 to 30 hours a week and logs 20,000 to 25,000 miles each year—farther than the average American drives in that time. Too many of us mere mortals mistakenly believe we need to approach that sort of volume to reach our peak. But if you work 40 or more hours per week, …

Neck pain after cycling? Try these exercises for upper body relief (video)

Many cyclists ignore the body’s warning signs that they may be overdoing it and experience pain in the neck and shoulders that makes it uncomfortable …

Core Yoga: A Vinyasa Flow to Target + Strengthen Your Abs

A challenging yoga practice that creates heat in the body and and moves through a series of poses quickly.<p>Feeling down today? Try this energizing …

Liven Up Your Lower Body

In this video, Jason Crandell works leg strength and openness in the hips through a variety standing poses.<p>This energizing video of standing poses, …

Time saving stretches for cyclists (videos)

For many cyclists, stretching is not at the top of the to-do list. Yet we know that just five minutes invested in lengthening tight muscles can reap …

Everyday Yoga for Athletes: 6 Post-Workout Hip Openers

<b>RETURN TO</b>Everyday Yoga for Athletes Cross-Training Menu<p><b>Recover from your workout with these six restorative poses from Sage Rountree’s new book that</b> …

Yoga

Yoga Videos

Sitting still, or focusing on ONE thing these days can be incredibly challenging. Especially with today's noise and distractions, from smartphones to …

How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

You don't really want to do a hundredth sit-up, do you? They're one of those exercises you can do for ages -- often without dramatic results.<p>In fact, experts tend to agree that crunches and sit-ups are not only <b>not the fast-track to washboard abs</b>, they may even hurt the neck and back. And let's not …

Bike Trails Near Me

1 of 10<p>George S. Mickelson Trail, South Dakota<p>Fat tires were created for adventures like this 109-mile rail trail in South Dakota’s Black Hills, known by the Lakota natives as Paha Sapa and “the heart of everything that is.” It’s a movable feast for the eyes as you pass ponderosa pine forests, …

Training for a 100-mile sportive: tips to get you from 60 to 100-miles

There comes a time for most road riders, however serious, where you focus on the 100-mile (160.93km) target. This can be in the shape of a 100-mile …

Training & Fitness

A<p>B<p><b>Scorpion</b><br>Lie face down with arms out to the sides [A]. Lift your right leg and, twisting your torso, reach it across the back of your body toward your left hand [B]. Return to start and switch sides. Do 10 to 15, alternating legs.<p><b>Crank Plank</b><br>Get into a side plank, weight on your left forearm and …

Top 10 nutrition tips for peak performance

Training, equipment and nutrition will all have an impact on your performance on a ride or in a race, but the importance of what you eat can …

2014 Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities

1 of 50<p>1. New York City<p><b>Population</b> 8,336,697<p><b>2012 Rank</b> 7<p><b>Bike Facilities</b> 0.6<p><b>People per Bike-Share</b> 1,389<p><b>Bicycle-Friendly Business</b> 2<p><b>Safety Score</b> 6.4<p>On the bowed Williamsburg Bridge above the East River, I finally experience what so many New York cyclists have told me. On my bike I’m not beholden to the …

Water Levels

Biking the Canalway Trail<p>The Erie Canalway Trail is becoming a “must do” destination for long distance trail tourists. It is home to the annual …

9 Tips For Your First Overseas Cycling Tour

Cycling

A 5-Move Workout to Fire Up Your Muscles and Boost Your Metabolism

Adding weights can help you subtract weight.<p>Research shows that one of the best approaches to creating a real change in your metabolism is through building muscle. The strategy is key because it boosts your basal metabolic rate 24/7—even when you are sleeping. These five strength-based moves will …