Strength

The Body Reborn: 1–4

WHEN TACKLED WITH SUSTAINED focus and intensity, a comprehensive functional-fitness regimen can bring about amazing advances in strength, agility, flexibility, endurance, and speed. And when...

Six-Week Fitness Plan

MONDAY WEEK 1: WARM-UP / REMEDIAL / CORE 5A & 5B: 1x10 EACH WAY / AEROBIC 8C / AGILITY / STRENGTH 7A: 3x6; 7B: 3x8; 7C: 3x20; 7D: 3x20 EACH FOOT

The Body Reborn: 5-6

5. COREWORKING WITH A SIX-POUND rubber (and therefore bouncy) medicine ball through these rotations and throws will strengthen your core, develop dynamic flexibility,...

Spine of Steel

HOW DOES THE WORLD'S GREATEST SUPERHERO pull off blue tights and a red cape without looking like a Renaissance-fair reject? Posture. He stands tall and moves with authority. And though Superman...

Fit to Surf

SURFING DAILY is the best way to stay wave-ready, but what if you live in Wichita? For you, we tapped Tim Brown, a physiologist who works with champ Kelly Slater, and Chicago's Pete Lambert, a...

Power Surge

THREE YEARS AGO, Jeff Mitchell, a 42-year-old business consultant from Jackson, Tennessee, doubled his maximum bench press from 135 to 280 pounds, cut two seconds off his 100-yard-dash time,...

Explode Into Shape

SPRINT 8 IS A 20-MINUTE WORKOUT you can do with any aerobic activity: swimming, running, rowing, cycling—you name it. After a three-minute warm-up, start a series of eight 30-second...

Time Machine

WITH MORE EVIDENCE pointing to the benefits of brief, intense workouts, the much maligned ROM (Range of Motion) cross-trainer is back—16 years after its debut. The ROM combines features of...

Spring in Your Step

THE SKIING IS EPIC this month, and it looks to stay that way right through March. But if you push your schussing as far into spring as possible, can you be physically primed for running and...

Kayak the Grand

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN PUTTING IN on the Colorado River at Lee's Ferry and emerging from the Grand Canyon at Diamond Creek Road, something will have changed inside you. While 4.5 million people each...

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