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10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.
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Beyond BMX: Diamondback Releases the Ultimate Triathlon Bike

Beyond BMX: Diamondback Releases the Ultimate Triathlon Bike | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
The ridiculously aerodynamic bike is designed to cut through wind in real-world conditions.
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Space age design or just simply ugly? Too much focus on equipment is bad news for the sport, I think...
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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Protein

The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Protein | Sports Activities | Scoop.it

Along with carbohydrates, endurance athletes need protein to stay healthy. Coach Taylor Thomas explains why and how much protein you need, the different types, and how protein intake may be beneficial during your training and racing.
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How to incorporate protein in your training and racing nutrition plan. 
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PowerPod rolls out ANT+/Bluetooth Smart version, improved road surface algorithms

PowerPod rolls out ANT+/Bluetooth Smart version, improved road surface algorithms | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
While at Eurobike, the folks behind the PowerPod have made two notable announcements.  Readers will remember the PowerPod was announced …
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Affrodable and consistent power meter for road bikes. 2nd generation device is pretty good!
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Quarq aims to bring power to the masses with the new DZero power meter

Quarq aims to bring power to the masses with the new DZero power meter | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
The DZero's spider has been optimised for compatibility with more bikes and will now work with BB386EVO (except for the models with forged aluminium cranks), as well as all the other bottom bracket standards that previous units have worked with. MTB cranksets are now available in Boost spacing too.

Most exciting however is the new power meter's interface with Prime power ready cranks, which will come stock on bikes from Trek, Fuji, Canyon, Felt and more in 2017. The Prime crankset allows the DZero spider to be installed via an 8-bolt contact point to the crank, with the idea being you can buy a bike and a power meter at the same time and have it installed before you leave the bike shop.

The new power meter still takes its measurements from the spider and also sees Quarq's 10k temperature compensation, which means thats there’s no need to recalibrate if the temperature changes. There's also AxCad, which allows the power meter to determine cadence without magnets and take left-right power readings from the spider, and OmniCal for changing chainrings without compromising accuracy. Battery changes can be made without tools, too.
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Can mental training increase gains from strength training?

Can mental training increase gains from strength training? | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Mental training can enhance the strength gains from physical training, probably by reducing the adverse effects of psychological stress
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Mental training can enhance the strength gains from physical training, probably by reducing the adverse effects of psychological stress
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How Does Hydration Affect Performance? - Bang Goes The Theory - Brit Lab - BBC

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How do politicians get by on so little sleep?

How do politicians get by on so little sleep? | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Political leaders often have to get by on a few hours’ sleep. How do they manage to function with such little rest?
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Some ultra runners may find it useful! 
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Revolutionary Carbohydrate Gives Endurance Athletes a Competitive Advantage

Revolutionary Carbohydrate Gives Endurance Athletes a Competitive Advantage | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
By Loukia Lili, PhD and Robert Kunz, MS More is Not Always Better When it comes to choosing a hydration sports drink that also provides energy, a lot of endurance athletes tend to select something that suits their taste or that provides a variety of sugars, vitamins, minerals, and other substances that usually fall into …
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Similar characteristics to Vitargo and UCANN new gen carbs.
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Xavier Thévenard Post-2016 Hardrock 100 Interview

An interview with Xavier Thévenard after his third-place finish at the 2016 Hardrock 100.
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Kilian Jornet: how to run further than you've ever run before

Kilian Jornet: how to run further than you've ever run before | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
By the time Kilian Jornet hangs up his running shoes, his ever-expanding mountain of medals, trophies and awards will require a topographical map of its own.
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Wise advices by the best!
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Kilian Jornet Pre-2016 Hardrock 100 Interview

A video interview with Kilian Jornet before the 2016 Hardrock 100.
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2016 Hardrock 100 Preview

2016 Hardrock 100 Preview | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
An in-depth preview of the 2016 Hardrock 100.
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Men's race is going to be historical! Amazing talent at the start line.
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GoPro: Introducing Karma

Karma is a complete system for capturing amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear. Fore more information, visi
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It is a market leader product if it is backwards compatible with older GoPro models. A handy, reasonably priced drone/stabilizer combo that is easy to carry.
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A look at the new Power2Max NG power meters

A look at the new Power2Max NG power meters | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Each year at Eurobike we see Power2Max make evolutionary changes to their power meter lineup.  In doing so, they’ve continued …
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The Great Trail |

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The longest continuous trail in the world! In Canada of course...
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9 Must-Watch Running Documentaries

9 Must-Watch Running Documentaries | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Hit play on these running documentaries and get inspired by their amazing stories.
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The Problematic Cross-over Gait Motor Pattern: Part 1

Here Dr. Shawn Allen of The Gait Guys works with elite athlete Jack Driggs to reduce a power leak in his running form. The Cross-over gait is a product o
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Running gait analysis for cross over gait.
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TrainingPeaks adds Strava Segment Integration

TrainingPeaks adds Strava Segment Integration | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Yes, you read that title right: TrainingPeaks, arguably a competitor platform to Strava, is now supporting Strava’s most import feature: …
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Hands-on: Team Zwatt launches subscription based power meter

Hands-on: Team Zwatt launches subscription based power meter | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Today a little known Danish company called Sensitivus launched a trio of power meters on Kickstarter.  While power meters on …
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Get this power meter for less than 200€ with a monthly fee of about 5€ for the first two years! A promising device as well!
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Everything you ever wanted to know about ANT+ FE-C and bike trainers:

Everything you ever wanted to know about ANT+ FE-C and bike trainers: | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
As we near trainer season, I’ve seen an uptick in interest in understanding what exactly ANT+ FE-C is, and why …
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For those interested in the technical details about their cycling trainers, this is a useful article!
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WKO4: New Metrics for Running With Power

WKO4: New Metrics for Running With Power | Sports Activities | Scoop.it

Running with power is a new frontier, and there are many questions that are still unanswered. However, Dr. Andrew Coggan continues to find new metrics that add understanding and meaning to the data.  Learn about the new Run Dashboard he has created, which include four new charts and several new metrics.
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My opinion is that power in running will not have the same use or value as in cycling. But some specific metrics derived from these new devices can be really usefull for runners to evaluate their running technique and economy.
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Kilian Jornet, 2016 Hardrock 100 Champion, Interview

An interview with Kilian Jornet after his win at the 2016 Hardrock 100.
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Hands-on with Garmin's new Edge 820 with mapping

Hands-on with Garmin's new Edge 820 with mapping | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Today Garmin announced their latest cycling computer – the Edge 820.  Well, actually, they announced two cycling computers: The Edge …
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Smaller version of the most succesfull cycling GPS/computer from Garmin. Reasonably priced, top quality, more features than one can handle! Don't drop it though! Gravity is bitch for these devices...
Only concern: I guess a new Edge 1020 is to be expected soon... Garmin keeps presenting new devices very often these days.
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Really, Really Fast Food: What the Tour de France Cyclists Are Eating - Bon Appétit

Really, Really Fast Food: What the Tour de France Cyclists Are Eating - Bon Appétit | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Tour de France riders can burn up to 8,000 calories a day. So what do they eat on those bikes, anyway?
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