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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...

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...

How to Deal With a Sore Core

We’ve all been there. In our zeal to strengthen our core, tone our abs…maybe get a little 4 pack if not a full 6 (or 8!), we go overboard with the crank planks, Russian twists and ball pikes. You’ll leave the gym feeling like a bionic boot camp badass…until the next morning when you...

Why ALL Athletes Need IQYOU’s Personalized Healthcare

RESET, REALIGN & REBALANCE your body to get results you can really feel. Your number of health variables is infinite. How can anyone address complex individual needs without an amazing scientific barometer to do so?IQYOU provides a holistic interactive map to make significant health changes:Improve How You Feel – Follow recommendations, set goals, health...

Outlaw DNA: Why Some Athletes are Turning to Drugs to Improve Their Abilities

It was a single line from a longer e-mail message. But when read into the record by prosecutors at the drug trial in 2007 of the German track coach Thomas Springstein, it caused a sensation. “The new Repoxygen is hard to get,” Springstein had written. “Please give me new instructions soon so that I can...

Detoxing For Cyclists

It's almost that time of the year, when we’re stepping up the mileage and blowing out the cobwebs of a winter’s basetraining, it’s tempting to want to spring clean our insides too – to detox – perhaps with one of the many products or diet plans lining the shelves of your local pharmacist. First up,...

The Do’s and Don’t Of Caring For a New Helmet

Buying a new cycling helmet is tough. From the colors to the fit and the brand, there are so many things that you will consider before laying down cash on a new helmet. While you may be picky about the color and brand, fit is one of the most important things that you need...

Hamburg Plans its Own Ironman Race in 2017

Germany, here we come! Hamburg is planning its first ever Ironman Race in 2017 - and with the terror attacks in Europe, many are wondering if it is safe to attend. While security will be tight, who knows what next year brings. But, we all know that competing and completing an Ironman Race is...

How Cyclists Can Get Fit – And Fast!

The common impression of cyclists is that they are all fit. While this may be true for some, not all of us are svelte. And if something happens and we need to get into shape fast, we panic. Do we change our routine? Do we add in another exercise? Is cutting sugar enough? You...

The Biggest Mistakes a New Yogi Can Make

Yoga is a great way to relax, de-stress, and tone your body. As simple as this may sound, it is a serious routine. There are so many mistakes that you can make, and you need to avoid this as much as possible. Below are the biggest mistakes that you can make as a new...
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