Chilling Out for Race Day

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What is it about me and fall? The last two years, I've made big plans for my last tri of the year, and the last two years, I've ended up injured and not as well-trained as I'd planned. Last year, it was my back. This year, it was a mix of just not quite feeling the eye of the tiger, then screwing up …
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3 Products to Improve Your Recovery After a Tough Workout

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Whether you're training for a race or simply pushed it hard at the gym and are feeling the effects, we rounded up three new products that we are loving to help speed our recovery. From muscle-soreness relief to compression to getting an ice bath on the go (really!), they're sure to help you get back …
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How to Recover From a Marathon in Record Time

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This post by Laura Skladzinski about how to recover from a marathon quickly is a part of our fourth-annual Guest Bloggers' Week. (Check out all of the inspiring, informative, entertaining and life-changing posts here!) In 2006, Laura Skladzinski made it her goal to run one mile without stopping --- …
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Might As Well Face It, I’m Addicted to Compression Socks

See? Super cool looking. Credit: Zappos

When I've finished a particularly long or grueling workout, I look forward to three things: a glass of chocolate milk, a hot shower and putting on socks. I was skeptical at first. I mean, I've worn knee socks before and not noticed any real benefit (other than, you know, looking wicked-sweet). …
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All of Your Muscle Soreness Questions Answered!

Yep, that's Robert Forster with Maria Sharapova.

We get a lot of questions here in FBG Land about muscle soreness: how to prevent it, what to do if you have it and if working out sore is okay. So when we got the opportunity to ask Robert Forster, physical therapist, author, member of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, and trainer to 40 …
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The Secret Fitness Data You’re Not Utilizing

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The use of a heart rate monitor during a workout is a relatively controversial subject; some athletes swear by it, while others think it’s overrated. Regardless of your opinion of getting heart rate data during workouts and races, it’s likely you’re overlooking a beneficial use of heart rate …
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Fit Tip Friday: Take an “Active Recovery Day”

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Who's ready for the first Fit Tip Friday of the New Year? We are! And today's tip is all about what you do when you're not working out. Or, more appropriately, how you can still take an off day without sitting on your rear all day. That's right---in today's video we're talking about the joys of …
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