Take Them With You

The Outside Guide to Fatherhood: Bring kids with you from an early age.

Go the Distance

Think aging's effects are genetic? Think again. That morning jog could add years to your life.

Fair Chase

On the short-grass plains of eastern New Mexico, a band of elite marathon runners tests a controversial theory: Did the aerobic endurance of ancient man allow him to chase down the fastest ungulates...

The Mutants Next Door: Fittest Real Athletes

They're obliterating records when they're not ferrying the kids to soccer or logging 40-hour weeks selling insurance. Meet five working athletes at the top of their game—and learn their training...

Plans of Attack

A fitness of just couple of hours a week can yield amazing results.

The 8 Essentials of Barefoot Running

Barefoot-inspired shoes are flying off the shelves, and they're poised to transform the way we run. Here's how to make the most of running with less.

A Primer on Barefoot Running Shoes

Running in minimalist shoes can make you stronger and faster, but it also involves changing your gait. Here's how to get started.

Check Your Form

Running barefoot or with barefoot-style shoes means changing your gait to avoid injury.

Barefoot Running Training Plan

Use this training plan—based on a 30-mile-per-week training load—to transition slowly from your old shoes to your new barefoot running shoes.

Faster. Higher. Squeakier.

In 2007, molecular biologist Ron Evans flipped a genetic switch on test mice and turned them into super-athletes. Headlines ensued, as did nervous references to human applications and "exercise in a...