Training

The Best Time to Work Out Revealed – Via a Rabbi

Astronomer and physician Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, also known as Maimonides, wrote, the general rule is that the best time to exercise is at the beginning of the day, after waking up and before eating. He also says that it is proper to eat only after moderate exercise. According to Maimonides, it seems that there...

3 Powerful Reasons Fat Makes You Faster

It is clear that diet is powerful. A primal diet not only has the potential to improve endurance performance, but it also protects you against some of the negative effects of those endurance miles.The sheer healthiness of a high-fat/low-carb diet helps mitigate the stresses of mega-miles, keeping you competitive at a time when your...

Explore 39,000 Miles of Colorado Trails With This Incredible Interactive Map

The Centennial State is becoming even more inviting for cyclists: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has made possible an interactive online map that showcases the state's 39,000 miles of recreational routes, gathered together in one place for the first time. Whether you want to cruise paved bike paths or a shred technical singletrack, maps for each will...

7 Crazy Things That Happen to Your Body During RAAM

When Len Forkas opened his eyes, he was staring straight at an oncoming guardrail. The Reston, Virginia, native was so fatigued four days into his 2012 solo attempt at Race Across America (RAAM)—a single-stage race from Oceanside Pier, California, to Annapolis, Maryland—that he nodded off in his drops while careening 25mph down a 1,500-foot...

5 Must-Dos Before Registering for your First Enduro

Enduro? What's Enduro?“Enduro this.” “Enduro that.” “That’s so Enduro!”Everyone’s talking about it, but what is Enduro?Enduro is a form of mountain bike racing where timed segments are broken into stages that are predominately gravity-fed. Participants ride to the next descent via uphill transfer stages, hence the “endurance” element of Enduro. Whether you are a...

The Benefits of Having a Cycling Coach

If riding your bike is simply a hobby, something you do for entertainment and exercise, you probably don't need to hire a coach. Just keep riding and have fun doing it. But if at some point getting faster is a priority for you, then having a coach is your one-way ticket to increased speed....

How Sports Psychologists Motivate Themselves To Exercise

A personal trainer may be able to whip your muscles into shape, and a psychologist can help you work through your body image issues. But if you struggle to stay motivated to exercise, a few sessions with a sports psychologist may offer the most bang for your buck. Sports psychology is a specialized field that...

Exercises That Can Ease Your Back Pain

Exercise is very important on so many levels.Proper alignment of the head over the shoulders, over the hips, over the knees, or over the feet, is imperative in maintaining a pain-free body. Firm abdominal muscles help to keep the back straight and strong.Bad posture habits can lock your muscles into positions you are not...

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...
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