Endurance

Express Train

WHETHER SEARCHING for the perfect workout or just the next fitness gimmick, coaches and trainers have a knack for creating wonderfully complicated routines. I once heard of a cycling coach who...

Kayak the Grand

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN PUTTING IN on the Colorado River at Lee's Ferry and emerging from the Grand Canyon at Diamond Creek Road, something will have changed inside you. While 4.5 million people each...

Shaken and Stirred

NEED NEW INCENTIVES TO STAY IN SHAPE? How about gunfights, acrobatics, and international espionage? Spy School, a new fitness program from the Los Angeles–based gym Absolution (

Hit the Bottle

WHEN I WAS RACING BIKES in the 1980s, we still had no idea what we were doing when it came to sports drinks for endurance. We knew we needed more than simple water to replace the calories and...

Heartbreaker

WE ALL KNOW SOMEONE LIKE JIM, a guy in his late twenties who exercises hard and, as a result, thinks he can get away with eating anything he wants. He chases a four-hour mountain-bike ride with...

The Knockout Workout

Before you strap on gloves, you'll need to learn the basic boxing stance, the foundation that puts muscle behind every move. Once properly planted, you can start throwing the sport's three basic...

The Knockout Workout

The Ten-Round PoundAfter you learn the basics (see "Four for Fighting"), step up to...

The Knockout Workout

Title Mexican Style Handwraps ($5; www.titleboxing.com) Cotton hand wraps will protect your tendons and bones as you...

The Knockout Workout

Title Super Boa Speed Rope ($15; www.titleboxing.com) Heavy rubber ropes weigh up to four pounds and work the shoulders...

The Knockout Workout

MAIN EVENTA body built to box is a body built to last.As we know from Million Dollar Baby and The Contender, Sly Stallone's reality-TV show,...

The Knockout Workout

Title Platinum Double End Bag ($40; www.titleboxing.com) The double-end bag is the closest you'll come to the ducking...

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