The Mutants Next Door: Fittest Real Athletes
They don't have sponsors, and they're not getting paid to train. But these day-job-holding athletes compete like elites. Follow their lead and you can, too.
Plans of Attack
Think you don't have time for a fitness routine? If you can block out a couple of hours during the week and some longer periods on weekends, the results will amaze you.
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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.
Check Your Form
Running barefoot or with barefoot-style shoes means changing your gait to avoid injury.
Barefoot Running Training Plan
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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.
It Keeps You Running
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 pill." Evans is still toiling away in the lab, and guess what? The day is coming.
FOR THE RECORD
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Essential winter running clothes and accessories.