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Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Riding in the Rain, Hydration, and Foot Pain

All your ride quandaries, solved<p><b>Is it safe to ride in the rain?</b><br>Yes—as long a you're extra vigilant about signaling, traffic rules, and your surroundings. On slippery surfaces, keep your effort steady: Standing up on a steep, wet road can cause your back wheel to slip, and hitting the brakes too …

Carbohydrates

Roll Out the Kinks

The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you can pretty much do the job yourself—minus the harp music.<p>The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you …

Exercise

11 Ways To Get the Most Out of Your Group Ride

It’s tough to achieve harmony on a group ride when speed demons pedal alongside up-and-comers—but you can learn to reap the benefits of chasing the faster riders or leading the slower ones. Here, writer Dimity McDowell talks to experts, coaches and everyday riders to help you make the most out of a …

Demons

6 Keys to Mastering Descents

Few things in cycling are as blissful as a long, winding descent, but if you want to maximize speed, you need to do more than kick back to admire the scenery. Downhill scorcher and former national criterium champion Antonio Cruz shares his advice on finding the mix of speed, stability, and …

Demonstration

Eat Smarter

Six bad habits you didn't know you had and how to change them.<p>It's hard to break bad fueling habits if you don't even know they're problematic. That's why people repeat the same mistakes. "A lot of cyclists form bad habits because they don't think about food," says Suzanne Girard Eberle, a sports …

Nutrition

Start Spinning: Ride Inside

A rainy afternoon doesn't mean your training day is a wash; try these indoor-trainer workouts designed by Neil Browne, associate coach at Wenzel Coaching (wenzelcoaching.com).<p>Browne recommends having a specific program and sticking to it; hopping on a trainer for 45 minutes of aimless pedaling will …

Keep Your Legs Strong in the Off-Season with These Strength Moves

5 strength moves for ridiculously powerful and extremely sexy legs.<p>Bulging quads and diamond-cut calves are telltale signs you're a cyclist. Use these moves to boost your power, chisel your form, and keep your legs strong in the cycling off-season. Do two sets of 10 to 12 reps twice a week.<p><b>Strength</b> …

Cycling

Burn More Fat

These cycling workouts will help you lose those last five pounds.<p>This training plan is designed for cyclists who have been riding consistently but still feel like they have five to 15 pounds to lose. Your short-term goal should be to drop 0.5 to 1.5 pounds weekly. Shedding that stubborn spare tire …

Fitness

10/04/13

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

Apps

Ouya Android Game Console Hands-on

We take a closer look at the final hardware, launching June 4th.<p>After raising over $8.5 million on Kickstarter last July, the Ouya Android game …

The final OUYA retail console is ready, we go hands-on

It's been a long time coming, and now the Android-powered, Kickstarter-funded OUYA video game console is finally heading to backers. Sure, the final retail units for non-backers won't be available until June, but around 50,000 lucky folks who pledged over $99 to OUYA's massively successful campaign …