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BMW Wants To Build Elevated Bike Paths

IN ITS FIRST century as a company, BMW has made industrial engines, motorcycles, Steve Urkel’s Isetta, and a whole lot of cars. Now, it wants to build something altogether new: an elevated bike path.This week, the automaker’s somewhat redundantly named Research, New Technologies, Innovations division, based in Mountain View, Tokyo, and Seoul, revealed its idea of...

Why Cycling Is Better Than Running

There's a lot to love about running. It's cheap to get started, great for torching calories, and works well with nearly any cross-training regimen you may have. But in the ongoing bar bet of which sport is best, we believe cycling is still the overall winner. (And, we think we can prove it.) Here's...

Western America Mountain Biking: Must Hit Trails!

I am an Upstate New Yorker and I love it.  My mountain biking terrain is rugged, mountainous, usually cold and very very coniferous.However, I've been curious to see what my fellow mountain biking maniacs trail terrains looked like and in the interest of expanding my horizons; here are some of the most beautiful places...

What Should You Eat Before a Workout?

Fueling your body the right way before a workout is something to take seriously. You do want to eat something, but not too much. If you fill up before a workout, your digestive system will kick into high gear, stealing blood away from your muscles at just the time when your muscles need blood to...

Physical activity throughout older age linked to higher psychological well-being

Sure, you know exercise is good for you. It improves cardiovascular health, keeps your weight in check, slows down the aging process, and tones and strengthens your body. But have you ever noticed the increased feelings of happiness after working out?Researchers studying the effects of exercise have consistently found a positive link between exercise and improved...

BCAA muscle-building supplements found useless when taken alone, study finds

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), the most recommended form of bodybuilding supplement, may not be effective when taken by itself, concluded a new research published in Frontiers in Physiology. Researchers noted that while BCAAs helped weightlifters gain mass, there are other supplements that prove to be more effective in doing so. These conclusions were reached after...

8 Signs That You Are Overtraining

There are plenty of different sources advertising extreme diets or exercise routines, but one thing is certain: no one is the same and there is no guarantee it will work for everyone. Another sure thing is that too many people aren’t getting the amount of exercise their body needs to stay healthy and fit....

12 Pictures That Show You Exactly What Muscles You’re Stretching

Stretching before and after a workout is a great way to promote blood flow to the muscles and increase flexibility.  But do you know what muscles you’re stretching?Stretching may help you improve the range of motion of your joints, which in turn may help improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury...

The Ultimate 2000s Throwback Workout Playlist

Sometimes you want to workout and jam to the oldies... or at least the tunes from the 2000s. Below is one of the best throwback lists that we've found.https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/38TuL8QqA2wv5IowLr4eY0

The Ultimate Workout Playlist for All Situations

Sometimes a workout playlist serves its purpose: Mellow for yoga, uptempo for running. This is the ultimate playlist for all workouts and situations... sans yoga (but, who wants to practice yoga to The Offspring?). So, get moving and get grooving with this playlist.https://open.spotify.com/user/12121257252/playlist/7vO1Nn5csaVPdodIDwKmoY
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