Erin Beresini

Author's Bio

Erin Beresini (@eberesini) is Outside's Fit List columnist, and author of new book Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing. She lives in Los Angeles with 10 bikes and a dresser full of spandex. (Website: erinberesini.com)

The Foam Roller Is Your Workout Frenemy

First, some praise for the device that's become a staple of every runner’s self-help/torture plan: It’s very nice. “The bigger problem,” Barb Hoogenboom says, “is that foam rolling is putting a...

Your Desk Will Save You. Here's How.

Super-engineered chairs created to cure back pain 10 years ago were so comfortable that no one got up. Today, concerned ergonomists like Dr. Mark Benden are championing standing as a way to cure the...

How the New York Times Got Fitness Wrong

New York Times Magazine contributor Heather Havrilesky attempts to paint the CrossFit-fueled turn toward functional fitness as the latest fitness fad—a troubling turn toward the extreme that is no...

How to Grow a Super-Athlete

As a species, we're living longer and having fewer children. And that's a fantastic development for amateur athletes—and society as a whole.

The New Injury-Proofing Rules for Runners

Renown physical therapist Kelly Starrett lays out movement standards for runners. Meet them, and you'll stay out of his office. Don't meet them, and you shouldn't be running.

To Get Fit, You Need to Get Strong

Mark Rippetoe believes the $27 billion fitness industry is confusing you. Worst of all, they're doing it on purpose to nab your cash.

Beware the Single-Study Story

Every once in a while, a story appears that makes scientists cringe: the Single Study Syndrome story. Relying on a lone study without adding context is not only misleading, but often useless.

The Cure for Sore Muscles? More Movement.

Forget RICE. Suppressing the body’s inflammatory response to exercise may actually delay healing. To recover right you need to move, eat, and move some more.

The Sad, Confused Politics of Fighting Obesity

While city politicians are gung-ho about joining the fight, they’ve recently found themselves in a strange state of hypocrisy thanks to a growing fitness culture that’s taking over our public spaces.

Why the 3-Foot Law Doesn’t Work

California’s rule requiring cars to give cyclists a three-foot berth went into effect last week. Too bad what we really need to keep riders safe on the road are more bike lanes.