While there’s more daylight and sunshine, the summer months also mean hotter temperatures. Breathable helmets, sunglasses and lightweight jerseys make it a bit easier to ride in the heat, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best new summer cycling gear at every price point, so you can stay cool and enjoy your time on the road as much as possible.
Rapha Pro Team Flyweight Jersey & Pro Team Training Bib shorts
While Rapha won’t be in everyone’s price range, the high-end Pro Team l...
With so many running shoe options to choose from, it can be tough to decide which model best suits your intended activity. From cushioned options for long runs and lightweight trainers for tempo days, which shoe you choose can have a big impact on your comfort and performance during your workout.
Trail shoes are one category runners commonly skip over, opting for their daily trainer to tackle the occasional off-road trail workout instead of buying yet another running shoe. But unlik...
Even though walking is generally a safe, low-impact activity, injuries still occur as you start to bump up your miles and speed. For many walkers, overuse injuries to the foot and ankle are most common, as the pressure placed in these areas during toe-off can create problems. And, like with most injuries involving the lower extremities, footwear can play a big role in preventing and resolving some of these issues.
Rocker-bottom shoes have increased in popularity in the last several ...
While high-end helmets keep getting better, trickle-down technology means you’ll get more bang for your buck on entry-level models, too. From MIPS impact technology to great fitting retention systems, these 10 helmets cost less than $100 and perform well above their price points and are worthy options for any road cyclist on a budget.
LIV REV COMP MIPS
This women’s helmet from LIV uses a lightweight foam to provide maximum protection while maintaining comfort and breathability. While the ...
Walking might not be the most strenuous form of exercise, but it is an effective way to get in shape and burn fat. We know one of the most dangerous types of fat — belly fat — is also one of the easiest to lose and while you can’t spot-reduce fat, walking can help reduce overall fat (including belly fat). The key, though, is staying consistent and walking in the right heart rate zone to maximize calorie and fat burn.
Losing weight (including belly fat) is all about burning more calories than ...
You’ve probably heard something like this before — if you run long enough, you’re bound to get injured. But while injuries in a sport like running often seem inevitable, the truth is, most running injuries can be avoided by adhering to a few tried-and-true principles.
Recently we spoke with Jacob Puzey, running coach at Peak Run Performance, for his advice on which running principles to follow to have fun and stay injury-free.
Every person starts a running routine at a different level of fitn...
It’s no secret there’s a seemingly endless array of running shoes out there. Whether it’s minimalist shoes, racing options with carbon plates, or maximalist shoes with high stack heights, the sheer variety can make it hard to decide which shoe is best for you.
While there are plenty of opinions about whether runners should opt for more minimalist shoes that allow for a more natural barefoot stride or maximal cushioned shoes that protect the joints, few disagree the choice is highly ...
Practicing mindfulness while running is all about being present during your runs and becoming more connected to your body. Mindful running can be beneficial in many ways – but not necessarily easy to do if you’re used to distractions, like music or checking your running metrics every two seconds.
So, how can runners who are used to focusing more on the destination than the journey get into the ‘zen’ zone?
To achieve mindfulness while running, use this plan to psychologically prep for your run...
Advanced metrics and data was once something only professional athletes with access to cutting edge technology and a team of medical experts were able to benefit from. Thankfully, advancements in technology have made receiving data like heart rate variability (HRV) more accessible than ever.
These days, it’s easy to check the health of your cardiovascular system and progress (or lack thereof) being made with your current training plan. Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, or fitness enthusiast, ...
If losing weight is a goal, getting on the bike is a great place to start. The nature of this activity makes it less likely that you’ll suffer from an impact-related injury.
But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be as simple as jumping on the bike and heading out for a ride.
To shed pounds and meet your weight goals, use these tips not only to burn the most calories but also to make your workouts as efficient as possible:
1. DON’T COAST
One of the reasons you’ll burn more calories per...
With competition from online retailers that are able to cut costs significantly, plenty of local bike shops have been struggling to survive. Now that our economy has been forced to take a step back due to social distancing and state-at-home orders, your favorite shop that’s managed to stay open all these years is more than likely facing tough times.
Whether you realize it or not, your local bike shop does a lot more than sell bikes. In many ways, your local shop is the heartbeat of cycling in...
Beautiful scenery, cooler temps and plenty of events on the cycling calendar make fall the perfect time of year to be on the bike. Whether you’re looking to tackle some new roads or sign up for a gran fondo, check out this list of new cycling gear worthy of an investment.
With brash, retro styling, 100% has made some serious waves in pro cycling with the launch of its new lineup of shades. One of our favorites is the S2, which looks like a full-framed pair of sunglasses but utilizes laser-etc...
Whether you’re looking for a ride that’s fun and casual or a race that offers the ultimate challenge, the 2017 cycling event calendar has something for everyone.
Check out these 10 rides from coast to coast that stand out from the pack.
March 11—Solvang, California
A popular training destination of professional cyclists, the 35th-annual Solvang Century takes cyclists through the scenic countryside of Santa Barbara County. The race starts and finishes...
Exercising routinely and not seeing the weight-loss results you’re looking for can be frustrating. While cycling is generally a great option for losing weight because it’s low-impact and burns a ton of calories, you’ll need to do more than just get on your bike and ride.
From focusing your training and completing the right types of workouts to getting enough sleep, here are four ways cyclists can burn more fat and shed pounds from your waistline.
A key to losing weight is being consistent wit...
Depending on what state you live in, laws like safe passing distance for vehicles and helmet requirements can vary. (Note: We firmly stand by always wearing a helmet.) However, there are a few basic rules for operating a bicycle on the roadway all cyclists are expected to abide by.
Follow these rules of the road to stay safe and obey local traffic laws.
RULE: YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS OR OTHER VEHICLES ALREADY ON THE ROADWAY
When approaching vehicles or other bicycles that are stopped or traveling...