Erin Beresini

Author's Bio

Erin Beresini (@eberesini) is Outside's Fitness Coach columnist, and author of a book on the obstacle racing phenomenon, due out in 2014. She lives in Los Angeles with 10 bikes and a dresser full of spandex. (Website:

The Six-Pack Abs Sham

For years, we’ve been discussing the media’s role in distorting female body image. Dozens of studies and campaigns have fingered Photoshopped images in women’s emotional, mental, and physical health...

What If Sitting Doesn't Kill?

Think you’re “resting” at your desk job? A new study says that every hour you sit, you lose eight percent of your fitness gains from each hour you worked out that day. Sound really depressing? We...

Our Latest Fitness Obsessions

With that in mind, we combed through the most influential sports science journals to find their top-cited articles over the past five years. Here's what all that research has to say about our health.

What Really Makes Great Athletes Great

While genetic testing has much promise in maximizing an individual’s athletic talent, it still has a long way to go before it’s truly helpful.

Why We're Obsessed with the 10,000-Hour Rule

Americans are in love with the 10,000-hour rule. First proposed in 1993 by Florida State University psychology professor, Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, the rule held that it takes 10,000 hours of...

Your Favorite Stimulant Has a Dark Side

Caffeine powder is your favorite stimulant in its purest form. It’s easy to buy on the Internet; it’s completely legal; and there’s no age restriction. But the powder holds a hidden danger: its...

Cycling's Most Emasculating Tradition

You’ll never see Peyton Manning triumphantly holding up a Mickey Mouse doll after winning the Super Bowl. So what’s the deal with giving cutesy stuffed lions to Tour de France stage winners?

The Coffee Enema Is Not Your Friend

The act of butt chugging gained nationwide exposure in 2012 after a frat guy at the University of Tennessee was rushed to the hospital with a blood alcohol content level of .40 percent. Even worse...

Go-Fast Tri Essentials

Dominate the water, road, and track with the help of a well-edited gear arsenal.

Nasal Strips: Full of Hot Air?

I’ve seen pro athletes and now horses wearing nasal strips. They wouldn’t do it if the strips don’t help, right?

Toning Clothes: Not a Perfect Fit

In the wake toning footwear's success, clothing designers are eager to see if toning clothing can make as big a splash.

The Tyrants of Running Fashion

Runner Maggie Vessey knows how to turn heads. At last week’s Prefontaine Classic track meet in Oregon, the 32-year old nabbed silver in the 800-meter event, then promptly garnered more press for her...

Single POV Action Cameras Are Dead

The future of adventure filmmaking lies in 360-degree video footage, at least according to a handful of ambitious inventors.