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Wina Sturgeon: Mentally train to physically produce

The snow has melted and the lifts at most resorts have already shut down. Many athletes have already started training for summer competitions. But as you train for the endurance sports of summer – running, biking, cycling, even just walking at a brisk pace – there is another kind of training that is just as important as physical workouts. It's the mental training that happens to be vital to victory. Unless your mind is ready for the podium, you will find it hard to place in the top three. So let's start with the barriers to athletic success.

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How to find the right gym for you

Joining a health club may be one of the best ways to get the results you're looking for, but joining the wrong one still remains one of the best ways to waste your hard-earned dough. With more and more clubs springing up with dollar-saving offers that seem a little too good to be true, it makes it hard to know which one's up your alley. Or which one is perfectly matched to meet your personal exercise and fitness goals.

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Four benefits of spin class that go beyond stronger legs

Spin class has been around since the early '90s, but as of late, the hard-core workout has developed something of a cult following. So why is everyone raving about biking in place? It turns out, like most exercises, Spinning is really, really good for you. To learn the many health benefits of spin class, we reached out to Annabelle Torgman, instructor at Flywheel, who shared the reasons we should add indoor cycling to our workout routines.

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Four workouts that didn't work

It's no secret that we've all tried a crazy workout or two. As beauty editors, we're in touch with the latest fitness trends and attend classes for research all the time. Often, we fall in love with it and continue to integrate the class into our regular lives. But every so often – even when we try our very hardest – we just can't get into it. Or, something that works for a friend or colleague just doesn't yield the same results for us. Because I know what I like (yoga) and what I don't (choreographed dancing), I assumed my fellow Byrdie editors would have similar success stories, and a few fitness failures as well.

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Why is activated charcoal trending?

Matt Velazquez, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Marquette basketball beat writer, was in Greenville, S.C., last month covering the Golden Eagles in the NCAA Tournament when he sent out a tweet promoting his purchase of a peculiar juice.

Videos

Drone catches kayakers running a treacherous stretch of the Snake River

Drone hobbyist Brian Skroback captured footage of kayakers running Cauldron Linn in Murtaugh on March 18.
Provided by Brian Skroback
Drone catches kayakers running a treacherous stretch of the Snake River 3:57

Drone catches kayakers running a treacherous stretch of the Snake River

Here's what it looks like to run up Mount Baker 2:23

Here's what it looks like to run up Mount Baker

Mountain biking conditions in the Chuckanut Mountains 3:07

Mountain biking conditions in the Chuckanut Mountains

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra 1:53

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra