First and Globe
Most NFL players spend the off-season recovering from injuries or pumping iron. Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones, 31, spent the spring of 2008 traveling from Switzerland to Singapore, trying his hand at the world's most exotic sports, for his new Travel Channel show, Dhani Tackles the Globe, premiering March 16.
The Tortoise and the Stair
No mountain? No problem. As our man discovered, racing up a skyscraper provides a challenge as daunting as many high peaks.
Play the Fields
Get your psych back by cross-training
Fill 'Er Up
So you want to go harder? Start by improving your diet.
A Gym Jones Inspired Workout
A revolutionaryand brutishnew fitness regimen.
How To Parkour
Run, Rat, Run
Inside the maddening new world of online training
The author wanted to race, but he refused to suffer. In the end, his train-by-feel approach worked out just fine. (We think.)
Fun & Gains
It's a lot easier than you think to train for an Olympic-distance triathlon. And if you follow our newbie-friendly plan, it's also a blast.
Presenting a completely sane three-stage plan to get you ready for an Olympic-distance triathlon
You don't need a triathlon-specific bike. Many beginners don't use one. Still, the races don't allow drafting, so a more aerodynamic position can really speed you up. Plus it's fun. If you already own a good road bike, consider this simple (and easily reversible) conversion, and get a pro technician at a shop to dial the fit.