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Best Running Shoes for Men

List of the Best Running Shoes for Men

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Best Running Shoes for Men

Best Running Shoes for Men

Running can be boring, but it’s also one of the best things you can do to shed pounds, increase energy levels, and flee zombies. You’ll want to do everything you can to avoid nagging injuries like shin splints, which means it’s not enough to simply trade up from your scuffed-up Chuck Taylors. You need to buy the best running shoes for your particular body type, running style, and choice of terrain. And whether your flat feet need extra support, the trail running you do is murder on shoes, or your awkward knock-kneed gait defies typical human locomotion, this guide comprising the best running shoes for men will help you find what’s right for you.

Nike Zoom Structure +14 ($100)
Those prone to overpronation — runners with flat feet whose feet roll inward more than 15 percent — and shin splints should look into these two-pound beasts. The mesh upper with flywire strap and enhanced heel strap offer great support and stability, without making the Structures look like corrective footwear.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 ($100)
The GTS 11′s breathable upper-mesh material and sockliner will help prevent your socks from turning into swampy slabs of cotton while its Tri-density Progressive Diagonal Rollbar will keep your feet from under- or overpronating. Guys with flat feet will dig the extra cushioning, stability, and responsiveness that’ll keep them running longer distances without worrying about shin splints or stress fractures.

Saucony ProGrid Kinvara ($90)
The Kinvaras weigh 8 ounces, have a soft Pro-Grid Lite heel lining to absorb impact, and possess an XT-900 carbon rubber outsole for increased traction. Plus, its midsole construction was built to protect against the unforgiving pavement, which is typically hell on a runner’s joints. But now just because you run the mean streets doesn’t mean your knees or feet have to suffer.

Merrell Barefoot Sonic Glove ($125)
The Sonic Glove allows your feet to respond to what’s under them, not on them. The breathable, soft mesh material and microfiber footbed with antimicrobial solution molds to your foot as it yanks the moisture out to keep your tootsies dry and comfortable in even the harshest terrain.

Mizuno Wave Elixir 6 ($110)
Yes, they look like abstract art. But what’s more important — fashion or function? The Smooth Ride and Wave technologies ensure you’ll be met with comfort and stability whether you’re accelerating or decelerating. The Elixirs are light, responsive running shoes that are tough enough to handle the rigors of everyday training as well as long-distance, high-tempo runs.

Brooks Cascadia 6 ($110)
The Cascadia 6 is for people who run trails more often than the track. The outsole is made of highly durable rubber that’ll handle encounters with brush, rock, and mud — without giving up traction. Its Rock Shields protect your feet from jagged edges, and the DNA cushioning uses viscosity to react instantly to each step.

Saucony ProGrid Peregrine ($90)
Outfitted with a ninja-style rock-guard outsole, this trail runner provides a smooth ride over varied terrain. While the multi-direction lugs give you confidence in the turns, the flexible, cushioned fit feels like an extension of your foot.

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Helmets

Helmets: A Review Worth Checking Out!

“Looking on buying a new helmet for your next race? Below is a review of 7 of the best £50 cycle helmets. Know what they are below!”

Helmets

7 of the Best Helmets

First up, it’s worth mentioning that cycling itself isn’t an inherently dangerous activity.

There are statistics that can be interpreted any way you like to indicate one way or another when it comes to helmet use, and some clever numbers boffin could probably rightfully claim it’s more likely that you’ll be killed by a sheet of falling ice from an aircraft than on your bike. The reality is many people simply feel safer on a bike wearing a helmet.

We’re all for personal choice and among the technical test team you’ll see some of us happily wearing lids and others going ‘wind in the hair’ style.

Protect your head
All that aside, if you decide a brain bucket is for you, we’ve put together a test of seven safe, secure helmets all for under £50. After all, the primary reason for wearing ‘personal protective equipment’ is protection. When it came to the testing, we’ll be honest, we didn’t crash in all of them and see if we ended up hurt. But every one passes all the relevant EU, and many other international, tests, so safety is taken as a given.

With that bit out of the way, we concentrated on what we feel are the important bits. The pertinent details are, as ever, in the ‘look out for’ section, but it’s also worth noting that the best helmets aren’t as hot to wear as you might think. Internal channels between the visible holes allow air to flow in at the front and out of the rear. It’s this exhausting of air that takes the heat from your head with it. Sure, you’ll have a bit of helmet hair when you arrive, but it shouldn’t be overly sweaty, and who can’t cope with a bit of a ruffling and finger running at your destination to beautify oneself?

What to look for
Security
This is down to a combination of the shape of the helmet itself and the effectiveness of the retention system. Being able to adjust the height and width of the part that grips the back of the head is very important to how solid the helmets feels. After all, it’s this, not the straps, that keep the
helmet tight on your head.

Comfort
Helmet manufacturers will often have a mould that fits certain head shapes better than others. While you may not know if yours is round, oval or square, trying on a few brands will allow you to feel the difference. You should never have hard parts against your head. Decent levels of (removable and
washable) padding are a must.

Adjustment and set-up
The first time you set up a helmet it’s well worth taking a few minutes to get the straps set and y-buckles correctly positioned under the ears but above the jawline. From there, the strap length can be adjusted. Hopefully, this is a straightforward process. Also, we expect these settings to stay put. When you grab your lid, it should be a simple plug-and-play moment. Having to fiddle with it is a definite no-no.

Limar 635 £39.99
With eight colour options available, the Limar is definitely a lid for riders who just have to have a matching outfit. Thankfully, it’s not just about looks. Like the Cratoni, it has an insect-proof mesh on the front vents (the Italian brands do seem to like an insect mesh) and a quality pad set that allows plenty of airflow over the head while successfully keeping any of the shell away from the head. Over the sides of the skull, cool air has a bit more of a problem due to the lack of holes; and the fact that it’s available to fit only those with a 55cm head and over is a bit of a shame.

CA Rating

8/10
www.todayscyclist.co.uk

Abus Aduro £39.99
From first putting the Abus on, it felt hugely robust. That’s not to say it felt heavy or cumbersome, despite the excellent protection offered from the lower rear section. All fittings and fixtures simply felt well made. This meant that we never had any issues with straps shifting in use and everything simply stayed put once set. The built-in LED light on the rear head gripper was also a superb touch. As an everyday commuting lid there’s nothing the Aduro is lacking. Comfy, secure, good looking and a great price: full marks go to the Abus Aduro.

CA Rating

10/10 RECOMMENDED
www.zyro.co.uk

Spiuk Zirion £49.99
Sitting at the top of the price bracket, the Zirion’s appearance defies its sub-£50 price point: we’ve seen much more expensive helmets that don’t have its looks. It’s claimed to fit 53 to 61cm heads, but those over 58cm will need to check the shape as it’s definitely less oval than some. Its ventilation is very good, but security and ease of adjustment are where the Spiuk stands out. The Zirion was definitely a ’set and forget’ helmet and, like the best brain buckets, was simply ready to wear when we fancied a pedal. Comfortable, secure and reliable? Perfect!

CA Rating

10/10 TEST WINNER
www.silverfish-uk.com

Cratoni C-Blaze £49.99
With a pad under the chin buckle and Clean Tex pads, comfort is a clear priority for Cratoni. The rear retention device is also height adjustable, independently to its width so we managed to fit it to a variety of testers. It also has compatibility with Cratoni’s Rearlight system of aftermarket lights — a nice touch. Mesh moulding across the front vents will keep bugs out in the summer, and reflective tabs add an extra safety element. There are plenty of details to make the C-Blaze worthy of consideration — however, the fit isn’t great for those with a more oval head.

 CA Rating

9/10
www.hotlines-uk.com

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Your Questions About Colleges With Triathlon Programs

Thomas asks…

if your new to grappling is 2 classes a week of wrestling and 2 classes a week in bjj too much to handle????

im a newb preparing for my univ judo team season in september.

ive already decided that wrestling is first priority, i notice im ridic sore after even one bjj class (2hrs) and wrestling also. my hips and im just bruised as hell…..what happens if you stick with it and force yourself to do 2 wrestlgin classes and 2 bjj on top of weight training and endurance.

im training at same time for a triathlon???

am i going to hurt myself or prolly overtrain?
im new to grappling but know tons and tons about it and i have great posture.

Mike Rich answers:

I run 30 minutes every morning
I weight lift for 1.2hours 4x a week
I do 45 minutes of calisthenics/conditioning 5x a week
I train BJJ 4 classes per week
I train kickboxing 1x per week
I box 1x per week
I work 30 hours a week
I go to college 16 hours a week
Theres no “I” in team, which is why I love to fight.

You can handle it as long as you sleep enough. I was always complaining about joint pain and soreness. Then I started up my multivitamins/supplements and started sleeping 8 hours + per night, and i eat like a pig. I feel great now. I’m actually somehow gaining muscle mass with that schedule as well…. Good thing I love food. Good luck… Listen to your body. Its okay to be sore, but its not okay if your muscles are fatigued and you lose progress and your times drop and your lifts drop. Give it a shot and if you do not notice improvement then cut back. I know wrestling can be very intense, with BJJ it’s better if you think rather than constantly grip tight and fight tense and go 100% b/c then you will be sore and will get injured. Pace yourself and relax, when you see an opening explode. Roll at about 60 %. If possible lift on the days that you do not have wrestling or bjj. Too much on your CNS IMO…. I still do it, but its a bitch trying to posture up in someones guard after maxing on deadlift. I would cut lifting down to 3x a week and follow a strength training program. Do lots of compound lifts. Chest tri’s 1 day, BP, weighted dips, closed grip bench press. Back Bi’s dead lift, heavy barbell/dumbbell rows, weighted pull ups. Legs/shoulders: separate as far from deadlift day. Heavy squats, heavy lunges, heavy leg press, extensions, straight leg dead lifts or curls(helped me w/ my hooks a lot), hip/groin machines.. Helped a lot w/ my guard along w/ straight leg deads. Shoulders: Heavy Cleans/Clean And Press, heavy shrugs, rear flies, lateral raises, front raises, truck drivers(my favorite for shoulders) Explosive compound movements all the way.
-supplement right
-sleep a lot
-Eat tons of food
-Drink tons of water

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