How do you get better at cycling? The most obvious way is by spending time on your bike. There is no denying that you cannot improve as a cyclist without actually cycling. The obvious aside, how else can you improve your cycling performance? Continue reading The Importance of Strength Training for Cyclists
Go hard or go home. Train insane or remain the same. If Pinterest was your personal trainer, every workout would be crazy-tough and include extreme sweat and soreness. But that thinking is flawed. Even though challenges are great for you—and could lead to a sweat-soaked shirt and achy muscles—exercise shouldn’t leave you drained. Continue reading How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout
Regardless of whether you run on the regular or are just starting out, it’s easy to overlook some of the basics that make you a better runner. A reminder on how to improve on some part of your training never hurts, so we’ve compiled our top 10 tips to give you a running start on beating your PBs and hitting your targets. With this guide, you’ll be perfecting your technique in no time. Continue reading 10 Tips to Improve Your Runs
You’ve probably heard that heart rate training is important, but do you know how to use it or why you should? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, your heart rate provides insight into how efficiently you’re training, and gives you a way to quantify improvements. All you need to do is crunch a few numbers to get your maximum heart rate and figure out which training zones you should target.
Before you start taking your pulse or strapping on a heart rate monitor, there are a few things you should know. Continue reading Heart Rate Training Decoded
While we always encourage you to get your daily dose of endorphins, it’s also important to rest and recover properly. But how long you actually need to rest in between workouts is a subject that has long been up for debate. Taking a long break (we’re talking about a week or more) has been shown to significantly affect your fitness gains, but short recovery periods are necessary to both prevent injuries and to keep yourself in good shape. Still, that shorter break varies from person to person and from activity types too. So, if you’re looking to hone in on your best bet for improving your recovery time, keep reading and see if you think these options work for you. Continue reading How Many Rest Days Do You Really Need?
Running injuries can definitely put a damper on your workouts. Shin splits, runner’s knee and blisters are the bane of many runners’ existence. If you’ve been looking for ways to keep up with your running without running the risk of getting hurt, then check out this comprehensive guide from Greatist.
Recently, we asked you “which burning questions about working out have you always wanted answers to?”. You came back with many interesting questions, and some outright hilarious ones regarding existentialism and workout partner preferences!
Here are the answers to the top fitness questions from our inquisitive Facebook and Google+ users: Continue reading Your Top Workout Questions, Answered