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  1. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Foam Rollers

    Learn how to choose a foam roller for training and massage. Includes information on density, texture, shape and size.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 749 reviews
  2. Buying Guides

    How to Choose and Use Heart Rate Monitors

    Learn how to choose and use a heart rate monitor to track HR target zones for training, weight-loss and overall cardiovascular fitness.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 192 reviews
  3. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Speed and Distance Monitors

    Learn about speed and distance monitors, GPS fitness trainers and heart rate monitors so you can choose the right one for you.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 19 reviews
  4. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Fitness Electronics

    Thinking about getting a running watch, heart rate monitor or activity tracker? Learn the differences and how they can help with your goals.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 22 reviews
  5. Skills

    How to Train for Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Learn basic exercises to strengthen you for stand up paddle boarding (SUP). In this article you’ll also find a simple workout plan and training tips.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 8 reviews
  6. Skills

    Triathlon Training Tips

    Get tips for swimming, cycling, running, eating and resting to help you train for your next triathlon.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 5 reviews
  7. Skills

    How to Train for a Marathon

    Thinking about running a marathon? This article will help you get started with tips on training, hydrating, fueling and more.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 2666 reviews
  8. Skills

    How to Train for an Obstacle Race

    Learn training tips and exercises to help you get ready for an obstacle course race or mud run.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 2 reviews
  9. Skills

    How to Train for Your Ragnar Trail Relay

    Learn more about Ragnar Trail relays and how to prepare and train ahead of time for the event in your area.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 16 reviews
  10. Skills

    How to Train for Hiking

    Learn how to do a few basic strength-training exercises to prepare you for hiking; this article also offers a simple workout plan and training tips.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 439 reviews
  11. Skills

    How to Train for Your First Triathlon

    Learn how to train for your first sprint triathlon. Get cross-training exercises and advice for the swimming, biking and running stages.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 449 reviews
  12. Skills

    How to Cross-Train for Trail Running

    Cross-training can help build strength and add fun to your training routine. This article teaches you how to cross-train for trail running.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 31 reviews
  13. Skills

    How to Train for Backpacking

    Learn a few simple strength-training exercises to prepare you for backpacking. In this article you’ll find a simple workout plan and training tips.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 290 reviews
  14. Skills

    Tips for Your First Ultramarathon Trail Race

    Learn how to select and prepare for your first trail ultramarathon, with tips on nutrition, hydration, mental and physical prep and more.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 30 reviews
  15. Checklists

    Triathlon Checklist

    Our checklist for triathlons includes everything you need for the swimming, biking and running legs of the event, plus optional gear.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 193 reviews
  16. Skills

    How to Train for Skiing

    Prepare for the ski season with simple exercises that target your lower body and improve your balance so you can ski better and longer.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 302 reviews
  17. Skills

    How to Train for Cycling

    Learn a few strength-training exercises you can do at home to prepare for road biking. This article includes a simple workout plan and training tips.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 10 reviews
  18. Skills

    Stretches for Trail Running

    Learn the difference between dynamic stretching and static stretching and what stretches are best to do before and after trail running.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 268 reviews
  19. Skills

    Foam Roller Exercises

    Learn how to use a foam roller for massage. Includes eight common foam-roller exercises.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 588 reviews
  20. Skills

    Triathlon Race Day Tips

    Our guide offers tips on nailing your triathlon race-day setup. Get advice on organizing your gear and making smooth, easy transitions.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 248 reviews
  21. Skills

    How to Train for Mountain Biking

    Get in shape for mountain biking with training exercises that you can do off your bike.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 10 reviews
  22. Skills

    How to Train for Snowboarding

    Learn simple strength and balance exercises to get you ready for snowboarding and to avoid common injuries when riding.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 94 reviews
  23. Skills

    Running: Increasing Distance and Endurance

    If you aspire to run farther, review our tips to learn how to increase your distance and endurance.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 40 reviews
  24. Skills

    How to Train for Kayaking

    Learn a few simple strength-training exercises to prepare you for kayaking. In this article you’ll also find a simple workout plan and training tips.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 58 reviews
  25. Skills

    How to Train for Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

    Get some training tips and exercises to help you prepare for skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 6 reviews
  26. Skills

    Training Exercises for Running

    These simple exercises will help you build strength and endurance so you can run faster and avoid common running injuries.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 146 reviews
  27. Skills

    How to Train for a 10K or Half Marathon

    You’ve set a goal to run a 10K or half marathon. Now, create a running schedule and learn how to train and exercise properly.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 207 reviews
  28. Skills

    Tips for Your First Trail-Running Race

    Learn how to select and prepare for your first trail-running race with tips on physical and mental prep, race day etiquette and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 9 reviews
  29. Skills

    How to Train for Rock Climbing and Bouldering

    These training exercises for rock climbing and bouldering will help you build strength and improve balance.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 331 reviews
  30. Skills

    5K and 10K Trail Run Training Plans

    This article offers advice and tips to prepare you to run a 5K or 10K trail race; also includes a sample training plan and exercises.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 28 reviews