Outdoors

Outdoors

Libratone Track Plus headphones features quality sound inside and outside the gym

It's never been easier to listen to music – or podcasts, or audiobooks – during exercise. Smart watches and phones give you access to an abundance of choices for what to listen to, but the experience will ultimately depend on how well the sound makes its way into your ears. The Libratone Track Plus will ensure that you'll hear both what you want to hear and still be aware of what's going on around you when necessary.

Outdoors

After 31 years, the RedSpoke bike tour takes its final ride

On Sunday approximately 40 cyclists from all over Washington will celebrate their completion of RedSpoke, the annual five-day, 300-mile bike tour from Redmond, Wash., to Spokane, Wash. It's the last time they'll make the journey. After 31 years, RedSpoke is ending, marking a milestone for longtime participants, some of whom have cycled in almost every RedSpoke ride since it began in the late '80s.

Outdoors

Wina Sturgeon: Vary your lifting speed for athletic benefits

When you do a resistance workout, do you vary the speed with which you lift the weights? Or do you lift at the same pace for every workout and every exercise, whether it's a biceps curl or a squat? If you don't vary your pace, you may be missing out on building explosive power for your sport, or training specifically for your sport.

Outdoors

Surftech’s Aleka paddleboard one of the best options out there

If you've taken a trip to just about any of body of water in the last few years, chances are you've noticed the change in scenery. The sport of stand-up paddleboarding continues to grow, and people who once explored lakes and rivers on canoes and kayaks are now taking to the water standing upright. You have lots of choices when it comes to boards, but it's tough to find a better option than Surftech's Aleka, which received Outside magazine's Gear of the Year award.

Outdoors

Wina Sturgeon: Vary for lifting speed for athletic benefits

When you do a resistance workout, do you vary the speed with which you lift the weights? Or do you lift at the same pace for every workout and every exercise, whether it's a biceps curl or a squat? If you don't vary your pace, you may be missing out on building explosive power for your sport, or training specifically for your sport.

Life jackets, real-life drowning and boating ID cards: Know these water safety tips as weather warms

With summer approaching and weather warming, its time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.