Injury Prevention

Demystifying the Best Compression Strategy

As tight as they are bright, compression socks, sleeves, shorts, and pants promise to boost performance and recovery. But scientists aren’t entirely sure how—or if—compression gear works as...

Running Form Matters. It's Just Not Worth $200.

You've probably had your running form critiqued by a coach or a well-meaning jogger in the park. But A true gait analysis is worth considering, even for the healthiest of runners.

The Heat Is Your Biggest Fitness Foe

On average, nearly 700 people die each year from extreme heat. It's the most serious threat to your outdoor summer workout, but heat stroke doesn't have to kill you if you're careful.

The Coffee Enema Is Not Your Friend

The act of butt chugging gained nationwide exposure in 2012 after a frat guy at the University of Tennessee was rushed to the hospital with a blood alcohol content level of .40 percent. Even worse...

When to Show Your Feet Some Love

I've noticed that I get calluses on my feet more frequently than my non-runner friends. Should I have them removed, or do they serve a purpose?

Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Bull Riders

The PBR is a rotating circuit of bucking bull rodeos that has exploded in popularity in the past ten years. Part of that’s because the added prize money—from $8 million in 2005 to more than $10...

Until the Teeth Fall Out of Your Head

One day, during your struggles, you look down at your thigh. You should see a familiar scar from an old childhood wound. But now that scar has begun to pull apart, skin separating, as if the stitched...

How Do I Stop Vomiting After Races?

Every time I race, I vomit immediately after crossing the finish line. I’ve read it’s because I’ve exceeded my lactate threshold, so the only way to prevent it is to increase my lactate threshold or back off. Is that true? Why does this happen to me? I don’t want to back off!