Cycling

Zombie Apocalypse Simulation Helps Bike Cops Train for Crowds

A recent crowd control practice for bike-mounted cops in Delaware, Ohio, had a thrilling twist: rather than using volunteer protesters, organizers staged a zombie apocalypse to make the day more exciting for cops and volunteers.The event was part of the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) bicycle-response team training, and attracted 40 officers from...

The Most Awesome Rides Through the Solar Eclipse’s Path of Totality

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the sky from coast to coast for approximately two and a half minutes. It’s been a full 38 years since the last time the continental US has experienced an eclipse of this magnitude, so you’re not going to want to miss this rare event....

Seven Spine and Back Pain Myths Busted

Back and neck pain along with lower back pain can occur due to numerous reasons. Sometimes it is just a minor reason like an injury or a sore, whereas, there are serious factors like spinal diseases and osteoporosis, which can even lead you Beverly Hills spine surgeon for surgical options. Myth 1: Sit Straight –...

9 Natural Remedies for Treating Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar fasciitis is related to the painful condition of the heel, and affects more than 2 million people in the United States. Plantar fascia is the dense cord on the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. This tissue can become injured due to overuse or being overweight and out...

7 Ways to Relax Your Muscles And Relieve Pain

Severe back pain or pain in the neck, shoulders or waist are not rare, especially with people over the age of 30. Unfortunately, half of the people who experience any of the above mentioned pains have lost their quality of their life due to painful episodes, especially near the spine. People with severe pain...

This Common Muscle Cramp Treatment Can Actually Kill You

Whether it’s after a workout or while trying to sleep, we’ve all felt the strong, painful contractions of a muscle cramp. And if you’re plagued by them regularly, you’ll probably try any possible treatment to stop the spasms.But here’s one you should shelve: Taking quinine for muscle cramps can raise your risk of dying...

GoPro Footage Shows Bear Chasing Mountain Biker!

With over a million views in just one day, this GoPro footage of a bear chasing a mountain biker has people everywhere saying “OMG”—along with some other things we can’t repeat.The footage, captured by Dušan Vinžík at the Malino Brdo bike park in Slovakia, reminds us that we aren't the only ones playing in...

Thieves Steal All-Girl Mentor Program’s Bikes—But Alaskan Community Comes Through

Anchorage’s Girls Riding Into Tomorrow (GRIT)—a mentorship program designed to get middle school-aged girls on bikes—nearly stalled when someone stole its bikes from a classroom earlier this week.With only two weeks before a major bike trip marking the end of the six-week pilot program, the theft of the Specialized-donated bikes devastated the five girls...

Are elite cyclists at greater risk of heart problems?

It seems an almost regular occurrence in cycling that a rider is forced to retire as a result of heart issues. The past year has provided several such examples: Australian veteran Michael Rogers called timed on his career in April 2016 following the discovery of a previously unknown arrhythmia; Johan Vansummeren retired two months...

Book excerpt: How pushing to extremes led an amateur cyclist to ventricular tachycardia

Republished with permission of VeloPress from The Haywire Heart: How too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your heart, by Chris Case, Dr. John Mandrola, and Lennard Zinn. Learn more about heart conditions in athletes at velopress.com/haywire.Mike Endicott was always interested in endurance sports, even when he was...
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