By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. A recently published study suggests that stents placed in arteries leading to the heart have not been shown to cure chest pain (Lancet, Nov 2, 2017). Placing stents in people who have heart pain from narrowed arteries and giving them medication is not more effective in relieving pain than just giving them medication and no stents. Stents do help to … [Read more...] about New Study Points to Best Use of Stents
Issue No. 786
Happy Thanksgiving Next Thursday!
No RBR Newsletter Next Week Next Thursday, the 23rd, is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and, as always, all of us at RBR will be spending some time relaxing with our families, eating too much, watching some football and, perhaps, squeezing in a ride or two. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, from all of us at RBR! We'll see you again on the 30th with another new issue of RBR … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving Next Thursday!
Good Vibes Keep a Ride Positive
Today's QT comes to us from Premium Member Russ Starke, who offers a suggestion for how to not let idiot drivers drag you down during – or after – a ride. It's about shifting your mental focus from the negative side to the positive side. Here's what Russ wrote: We all have those occasions when a driver passes too closely or does something else to … [Read more...] about Good Vibes Keep a Ride Positive
My Favorite Strengthening and Stabilization Exercises, Part 2
By Coach Rick Schultz Last week, we launched Strengthening and Stabilization Training for the Cyclist, our new 44-page eBook in which my co-author and I clear up the confusion and take the guesswork out of knowing what to do, and how to do it, to implement a strengthening program that will ultimately make you a better cyclist. (Our companion eBook, Stretching and … [Read more...] about My Favorite Strengthening and Stabilization Exercises, Part 2
Question of the Week
Today's QoW gets back to a recent theme about the prices of our passion. Today's is from Premium Member Michael Leven. (We really need to replenish our stock of Questions! Please submit you own QoW ideas using the Question of the Week Ideas link.) How Do You Feel About the Price of New Bikes These Days? … [Read more...] about Question of the Week