Roy Wallack

Columnist Gear

Irvine-based Roy M. Wallack writes about health and fitness for various publications. An endurance cyclist and runner, he has competed in some of the world's toughest athletic challenges, including the Eco-Challenge, the 750-mile Paris-Brest-Paris ride, and the Badwater Ultramarathon. His latest book is "Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100."

Recent Articles

  • 5 key strength-training exercises

    5 key strength-training exercises

    You want to add some strength training but don't want to pay for a trainer or classes. What exercises should you do, how heavy and how much? Answer: Make them functional movements and make them hard. That's what stimulates the body to get stronger.

  • Women find boost in ability and other benefits in strength training

    Women find boost in ability and other benefits in strength training

    Francesca Guagliano likes the toned arms, the camaraderie and the thrill of competition that she gets from her twice-a-week strength-training classes at her gym, CrossFitLA in West Los Angeles. But most of all, she likes being able to carry the dog food.

  • Bike tech that can make you faster, safer, smarter

    Bike tech that can make you faster, safer, smarter

    Safer — and faster? It sounds like a dream for cyclists, and it might be true with these four stylish new products. They not only claim to help reduce distractions and improve visibility and handling but also deliver better aerodynamics, often the key factor in squeezing more speed out of your...

  • Gear: The latest for stand-up paddle board fans on the go

    Gear: The latest for stand-up paddle board fans on the go

    The stand-up paddle board, or SUP, is one of the hottest sports products right now. People of all abilities love the comfortable standing position, the smooth and easy-to-learn paddle stroke, the upper-body and core workout, and the excuse to get out in the sunshine and onto the water. What they...

  • Baseball's Joe Torre hits a home run with his charity work

    Baseball's Joe Torre hits a home run with his charity work

    Joe Torre's days on the field are over, but at 74 the former Dodger and Yankee manager and 2014 Hall of Fame inductee is as busy as ever. Along with a full-time job as executive vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball, he and wife Ali run the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation,...

  • Higher summits for today's backpacking gear

    Higher summits for today's backpacking gear

    OK, California didn't get any snow again. Water rationing is now mandatory. Spring is the new summer. But look on the bright side: It's a great time to go backpacking. On top of that, the basic gear you need, the big four — boots, tents, poles and backpacks — just keep getting better. Just remember...

Loading