Endurance

Virtually Fit

The Internet democratizes everything: music, news, encyclopedias, and now—the best yet if you're an athlete—fitness. The Web has put the country's top personal trainers within reach. Want to...

Stand and Deliver

Thank Australopithecus for standing upright more than three million years ago and making possible such great human achievements as the four-minute mile, the 360 dunk, and the Eddie Van...

Your Gym Has Clean Sheets

After a predawn start, a bout with jet lag, and a triple-meeting afternoon, you're ready to head to the hotel bar rather than face an aging rowing machine stashed in a dank, windowless room. Put...

Es Usted Rapido?

DO YOU BREAK OUT in a cold sweat at the thought of language lessons? Here's an even better reason to perspire. San Francisco–based Connect18 (

Express Train: Powered Ascent

You may never have what it takes to race up steep alpine passes like the best cyclists in the world, but that doesn't mean you can't benefit from their training secrets. You're using the same...

The Body Reborn: 7-8

7. STRENGTHGAMBETTA PRESCRIBES HIGH REPS with low weight (meaning greater control) over big heft. Using dumbbells each weighing 10 percent or less of your personal...

The Body Reborn: 5-6

5. COREWORKING WITH A SIX-POUND rubber (and therefore bouncy) medicine ball through these rotations and throws will strengthen your core, develop dynamic flexibility,...

Express Train with Chris Carmichael

WITH THE GROUND finally drying out from winter snows and spring rains, your local singletrack beckons. But after a few months out of the saddle, your mountain-bike skills—assuming you had any...

Action Hero

IF YOU WERE A 20-YEAR-OLD soccer phenom in the summer of 2002, poised to turn the American game on its head, a good place to show up would have been the World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea...

Six-Week Fitness Plan

MONDAY WEEK 1: WARM-UP / REMEDIAL / CORE 5A & 5B: 1x10 EACH WAY / AEROBIC 8C / AGILITY / STRENGTH 7A: 3x6; 7B: 3x8; 7C: 3x20; 7D: 3x20 EACH FOOT

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