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Don't Ditch the Treadmill. It Will Make You a Faster Runner.
Don’t ditch it entirely when the weather gets nice. That human conveyor belt still deserves a spot in your training regimen.
The World Champ Who Swears by Dark Beer and Heavy Rocks
The steeplechaser failed hard, then became a superathlete a week later—fueled by beer and burgers.
Train When You’re Tired. It’ll Make You a Better Athlete
You might want to sit out (or down) when you’re beat, but new research shows that pushing through fatigue can boost your performance.
Coaches Deserve the Podium, Not the Athletes
Their genius is unquantifiable. That's a lesson Triathlon Australia learned the hard way.
5 Ways to Stay Active at Your Desk Job (or Else)
Even if you run every morning and stand instead of sit at your desk all day, you may be dying inside
Open-Sourced Fitness Will Change the Way You Train
New research is helping athletes engineer their own flow state
Say Goodbye to the Gym Forever
You can do this yoga-meets-wrestling series of movements anywhere, with results that put the weight machines to shame
Is Paleo Without the Meat Really Paleo?
A new cookbook seeks to make the world’s most restrictive diet palatable
Save the Butter for Your Toast
Are biotech entrepreneurs on the leading edge of science or just looking to make a quick buck? A little of both, probably.
Ironman: Women Deserve Equal Racing Opportunities!
It's time pro women got an equal number of slots to compete in triathlon's premiere World Championship event.
The Recovery Market Has a Fake Food Problem
Yes, Happy Meals, according to recent research, make for a surprisingly effective post-exercise meal. But the real takeaway has nothing to do with the Golden Arches: real food—not expensive bars or scientifically formulated shakes—is almost always best.
Will Men Race Women at the Next Olympics?
Cycling, skiing, and bobsledding have hinted they’re testing out mixed-gender events—but they’re not the head-to-head matchups we’re thinking of.
Mark Our Words: Yerba Mate Is the Next Coffee
The herb offers a caffeine fix similar to that of coffee, plus vitamins and other beneficial plant compounds. But you have to get over the hay-like smell, wood chip taste—and potential health pitfalls.
The Best 20 Seconds of Pain You’ll Ever Endure
How even the smallest intervals can make athletes mental superstars.
6 Questions Every Runner Should Be Able to Answer
Six tips to get you home happy, and in one piece.