Endurance

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...

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,...

The Body Reborn: 1–4

WHEN TACKLED WITH SUSTAINED focus and intensity, a comprehensive functional-fitness regimen can bring about amazing advances in strength, agility, flexibility, endurance, and speed. And when...

Ticket to Ride

It's the rapture—that's why we surf. The bliss that envelops your soul the moment the ride begins. And while it's true what they say about surfing not being easy, we're here to tell you...

Fit to Surf

SURFING DAILY is the best way to stay wave-ready, but what if you live in Wichita? For you, we tapped Tim Brown, a physiologist who works with champ Kelly Slater, and Chicago's Pete Lambert, a...

Get Back On Track and Accomplish Your Season Goals

With spring kicking off, now is a great time to get back into your training routine. But don't let your ambitions get the best of you—when returning to a fitness program, it's important not...

Time Machine

WITH MORE EVIDENCE pointing to the benefits of brief, intense workouts, the much maligned ROM (Range of Motion) cross-trainer is back—16 years after its debut. The ROM combines features of...

Power Surge

THREE YEARS AGO, Jeff Mitchell, a 42-year-old business consultant from Jackson, Tennessee, doubled his maximum bench press from 135 to 280 pounds, cut two seconds off his 100-yard-dash time,...

Explode Into Shape

SPRINT 8 IS A 20-MINUTE WORKOUT you can do with any aerobic activity: swimming, running, rowing, cycling—you name it. After a three-minute warm-up, start a series of eight 30-second...

Clearing the Air

Top endurance athletes have long known that snoozing inside oxygen chambers—which can be set to mimic the thin-air conditions at high altitudes—can help improve aerobic fitness by...

Spring in Your Step

THE SKIING IS EPIC this month, and it looks to stay that way right through March. But if you push your schussing as far into spring as possible, can you be physically primed for running and...

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