The Cycle Folsom bicycle club has exploded onto the California outdoor and fitness scene, and its members are seemingly everywhere, decked out in matching jerseys and shorts. Club members in total purchase about $18,000 worth of custom Voler brand bike clothing every six months.
Spending a week or more being active at high altitudes will make you a better athlete when you get back down to sea level. That's why the mountains of Utah are a great place to train, especially for those who enjoy skiing or snowboarding.
When the alarm goes off and it's all warm and snuggly under your covers and the temperature outside is the exact opposite, getting yourself to the gym becomes a struggle. Couple that with the stress of the holidays, travel, and Netflix's ever-increasing library, and the drive to work out all but disappears. This is why YouTube was invented. When you can't bring yourself to put on athletic shoes and drive yourself to gym, try an at-home workout, courtesy of your laptop. Search for the workout headlines and start moving.
Stress. Whether it's from work, family or the holidays, it's inevitable. Downing a glass of wine or binge-watching a favorite show may seem like the best approach in the short term, but recent research is showing that regular exercise may hold to the key to both long-term physiological and psychological health - not just to handle present stress but to develop better coping mechanisms for dealing with future incidents.
Do you know squat about the body-weight squat? Done right, the popular movement, which targets the lower body including the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps, can be super effective (hello, Jen Selter). Done wrong, it can be super dangerous. But I'll break down how to do it correctly: