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TOP 15 MOST COMMON CYCLING MISTAKES (AND TIPS TO FIX THEM)

TOP 15 MOST COMMON CYCLING MISTAKES (AND TIPS TO FIX THEM)

We all make cycling mistakes. Everyone messes something up on their bike when they first start. Some people continuously make cycling mistakes, and you usually know them as “the person who always crashes” or “the person who always has a flat tire” or “the constantly overtrained person.” These tips will help you shortcut the 15 most common cycling mistakes. You won’t go from Joe to Pro in a day, but you can avoid a lot of frustration by doing a few simple things.Good to know:Always make sure your bike is in safe working order. Take your bike to a shop if…
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What Not to Do After A Workout: Avoid These 8 Post-Workout Mistakes

What Not to Do After A Workout: Avoid These 8 Post-Workout Mistakes

You just finished an awesome and sweaty workout – great job! But working out isn’t the only thing that matters; what you do afterward is the key to a good recovery and muscle growth.Avoid these eight mistakes after a workout:1. Forget to hydrateMost people are walking around chronically dehydrated. It’s essential to make sure that you always drink enough water. How much? Approximately 30-35 ml per kg of body weight per day, plus an extra 500-1000 ml for every hour of exercise. This is especially important if you sweat a lot! Stay hydrated before, during and especially after your workout…
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Nutrition for Runners >> What Should a Runner Eat to Race Well?

Nutrition for Runners >> What Should a Runner Eat to Race Well?

“Ready… set… go!!!” Your last supper before running your race is a big bowl of pasta; the next day you prepare with a nutritious breakfast. Maybe you snack on half a banana 20 minutes before the start.You’re off to a good start! However, if you want to improve your pace during the race and reach your goal time (or even set a new personal record), you should take diet into consideration in the initial training phase – not just the morning of the race. Your diet throughout the months of training determines your performance in a race.Researchers from Aalborg University…
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Eat Like An Athlete: Diet & Nutrition Tips

Eat Like An Athlete: Diet & Nutrition Tips

When you exercise at high intensity for long periods, your body needs fuel to help it perform at its best. Whether you’re running, playing basketball, cycling, or swimming, burning calories means burning energy, and you need to get that back into your body. Professional athletes are highly conscious of the food they consume and how it contributes to their training and overall health. On game or race days, fuel becomes critical, particularly when the difference between coming in first or second hinges on the energy that pushes you just milliseconds in front of your competition. Here are a few things you…
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Safety Tips for Runners & How to Be an Ally

Safety Tips for Runners & How to Be an Ally

First and foremost, staying safe – whether as a runner or in general – is often not something that you can control. You can make small changes in your behavior, but in reality, it is up to all of us to keep each other safe. Running alone in the dark or in certain areas can be dangerous for everyone, although statistics show that women are at a disproportionately high risk of gender-based violence. One in three women are subjected to physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.(1) We’ll give you some tips on how to increase your safety and also give…
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Why am I so Tired? Top Causes of Fatigue

Why am I so Tired? Top Causes of Fatigue

Are you constantly tired and sluggish although you slept enough? Of course, some kind of deficiency or disease might be making making you feel like this, but all too often there are other reasons why you feel so lethargic. If you keep asking yourself “Why am I so tired?”, then check out the common causes of fatigue below.1. Your sleep rhythm is disturbedOften, we only focus on how long we sleep. You should try to get somewhere between seven and eight hours a night. This is very important because people who are continually sleep deprived tend to put on weight.However,…
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ESSENTIAL MARATHON DISTANCE KNOWLEDGE AND BEGINNER TRAINING TIPS

ESSENTIAL MARATHON DISTANCE KNOWLEDGE AND BEGINNER TRAINING TIPS

The marathon distance is something many runners dream of completing. For some, completing the event is enough. For others, being able to run the marathon within a certain time is their goal. Whatever the motivation, the experience of running a marathon is extremely powerful.Read about essential marathon knowledge to understand what makes the distance so special. Inspired to try your first marathon? There’s training tips and links to marathon training plans as well.MARATHON DISTANCE ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGEHOW LONG IS A MARATHON?A marathon is 42.195 kilometers or 26.2 miles. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE MARATHON?The first “marathon” took place in Greece. The…
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Running in the Sun >> 4 Top Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention

Running in the Sun >> 4 Top Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention

As the days get longer and the sun stronger, we remember how important it is to adapt our exercise routine to avoid the hottest times of the day. It’s time to think about how much water you’re drinking and what you’re wearing to stay cool in the heat. Many of us forget to consider the impact of multiple hours of UV exposure. Long-distance runs or bike tours can put you at risk of premature aging and skin cancer just as much as consciously “working on your tan”. Training for a marathon? While you’re figuring out what to eat and how fast your…
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BODY SHAMING: WHAT IS IT AND HOW GUYS ARE DIFFERENT

BODY SHAMING: WHAT IS IT AND HOW GUYS ARE DIFFERENT

95-percent of guys report being body shamed[1]. Do you feel like you need bigger muscles, more hair on your head, or even want to be taller? Most everyone wishes they could change something about their body. Body shaming affects everyone—it just affects guys a little differently.While there is a significant body of research on female body shaming, considerably less is known about male or LGBTQ body shaming. This article will give a quick overview of what body shaming is (since this may be new to some guys), how guys experience body shaming differently, and how to deal with body shaming.Read…
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3 STRETCHES AND EXERCISES: TREAT AND HEAL SHIN SPLINTS

3 STRETCHES AND EXERCISES: TREAT AND HEAL SHIN SPLINTS

You want to get off to a flying start and hit the road full of energy and motivation. But right from the start you feel pain running up the inside of your lower leg. Most of the time, the pain goes away while you are running. But frequently the pain lasts for several days and makes it difficult to keep training. “These symptoms are a sign of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), or what is known as shin splints. Nearly a quarter of all interruptions in training can be traced back to this overloading syndrome. The pain usually builds up…
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Make Your Own Resistance Band Workout with These Exercises & Tips

Make Your Own Resistance Band Workout with These Exercises & Tips

Resistance bands are likely the best inexpensive training tool you can get. Whether you are a beginner or already at an advanced fitness level, resistance band exercises can give your muscles a good challenge.You can use resistance bands for exercises that target any body part without putting extra pressure on the joints. And while the usual strength exercises focus on bigger muscle groups, resistance band exercises can be great for targeting those smaller muscles that function as stabilizers, too.Types of resistance bandsResistance bands can differ in shape, size, color, and the level of resistance they provide. Here is an overview…
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adidas Running • Which Running Watches and Apps Work?

adidas Running • Which Running Watches and Apps Work?

Did you know that the adidas Running app and supports integration with various smartwatches, running watches, and can be synced to selected partner apps and training devices?Good to know:Your data is only ever shared across different apps when you have linked your account and allowed sharing.Read our blog post to find out which partners you can connect with adidas Running:How to connect the adidas Running app with a partnerOpen the adidas Running app. Go to the “Profile” tab, tap “Settings” (the gear icon in the top right corner), and select “Partner Accounts”. Choose your partner and follow the instructions. If…
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