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Fitness Apps that Actually Work

Popularity and ratings don't always give the best idea of which apps are still making a difference in people's fitness routines weeks or months down the road.

How Elite Runners Really Eat

Like the true elites they are, professional runners Sara and Ryan Hall’s food obsession runs circles around us mid-packers’. Not only do these two run faster than you, they also eat better.

Don't Trust the World Anti-Doping Agency

The case of Andrus Veerpalu, an Olympic gold medal winning Estonian cross country skier who was accused in 2011 of doping with human growth hormone, raises serious questions about WADA's credibility.

Why American Endurance Athletes Have No Fun

ÖTILLÖ is an ultra event run annually in the Swedish archipelago. I wrote about it for Outside—about how crazy, drunk Swedes thought this thing up, in which teams of two swim between and run over 26...

How Your Doctor Can Improve Your Performance

In the past few years, more than 100,000 patients have ditched their health insurance and moved to one of the 12,000-plus concierge practices now operating nationwide. By forgoing the traditional...

Sandbag Your Workout

Strength training will make you better by helping you go faster, longer, or higher, and the best way to achieve it is just to move around. Fire your core with the simplest hardware store tools around...

Craig Alexander Just Won't Retire

Australian Craig Alexander retired from Ironman triathlons last year as the sport’s dominant figure. Now, less than 12 months later, he’s preparing for his comeback.

Kai Lightner: Rock Climbing's Rising Star

In the opening scene of the short film “14.c,” which played to a sold-out crowd at Mountainfilm in Telluride this year, Kai Lightner hangs from a sandstone roof on Trebuchet, a 5.14b route in West...

Plan the Perfect Workday Workout

If you're unable (or unwilling) to spend an hour in the morning exercising before work, your lunch hour isn't a bad time to make up for it. Here's how to prepare for and schedule your day, plus three workout scenarios.

Stop Exercising and Start Training

If you're having difficulty sticking with an exercise regimen, change your mind to change your results. Make movement your lifestyle—and train, don’t exercise.

Friends Don't Let Friends Workout Alone

Not everything has to be a competition—but success is so much sweeter when it is. Just for kicks, grab two equally athletic friends and see who ends up on top in this grueling, drill-based...

The Minimum Amount of Exercise You Need

A new fitness law, the "five-minute rule," preaches that running just five minutes a day will reduce your risk of croaking from all causes, including cardiovascular disease. But you, Outside readers,...

The Rules of Running Drunk

According to a recent paper in the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, running while drunk is no more taxing on the body than sitting while drunk.But really, even though it may not be the...