Gordy Megroz

Gordy Megroz

Author's Bio

Gordy Megroz is an Outside correspondent and a former Outside editor. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming. Follow him on Twitter: @GordyMegroz.

TYR Carbon Short John

Oscillation has been linked to muscle fatigue, something Arena’s Powerskin Carbon Pro and Tyr’s Carbon Short John (right) should help mitigate.

Innovative Olympic Training Techniques: Lolo Jones

To help U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones capture the gold medal she was supposed to win in Beijing, sponsor Red Bull designed a diagnostic tool that requires Jones to attach 39 sensors the size of Ping-Pong...

Short White Man Can Jump

Height is a distinct advantage in the high jump: tall guys don’t have to put as much air between their feet and the ground to get their center of mass over the seven-plus-foot bar. Which is why it’s...

Olympics Online

London is being called the Twitter Olympics—there were more Olympics-related tweets on one day in May than there were during the entire Beijing Games. Here are the tweeps and tools that matter.

Total Pricks

If we’ve learned anything from professional cyclists, it’s that cheaters can figure out a way to beat any test. That’s why, about three years ago, the World Anti-Doping Agency began a program it...

How Much Beet Juice Is Too Much?

The jury is still out on dosage guidelines for nitrates and beta-alanine, but here are recommendations from two top nutritionists

Beet Juice Benefits

Endurance athletes have been chasing a natural oxygen boost for decades. The answer may be as simple as eating your vegetables.

The Top 10 Recovery Foods

Sports scientists love to disagree and debate over just about everything, but the community has come to a consensus about one topic: recovery meals.

Hot Chocolate

A 2006 study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that chocolate milk aided recovery as well as Gatorade.

The Power Smoothie

Alexander’s smoothie recipe is light enough to stomach, and also packs the protein (milk, protein powder, chia, and nuts), carbs (honey, banana, berries, and wheat germ) and anti-oxidants (thanks to...


The Mayo Clinic endorses pasta as good source of carbs for post-workout recovery—but don’t overdo it on the noodles.


Dave Hahn suffers from celiac disease, an inability to digest gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye).