Strength

Rock Climbing's New Prodigy

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...

Friends Don't Let Friends Work Out 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 Medicine Ball Wednesday Workout

If you’re going to have just one piece of fitness equipment make it a medicine ball. Nothing provides as much versatility or challenge.

CrossFit, Your Insecurity Is Showing

You do not cross CrossFit. I knew because I'd read about it. And had seen their work on Outside's Facebook wall. But it wasn't real to me. It is now.

CrossFit: Coming to a Preschool Near You

Once just a spot for intense, adult-only sufferfests, CrossFit boxes are increasingly welcoming younger members. Across the country, a rapidly growing number of children and teens are spending their...

Victory V's Don't Always Mean Victory

For years, we’ve been discussing the media’s role in distorting female body image. Dozens of studies and campaigns have fingered Photoshopped images in women’s emotional, mental, and physical health...

Your Wicked Wednesday Workout

In this #WickedWednesdayWorkout, you’ll work on upper- and lower-body strength and mix it in with some high-intensity spurts. In the final stretch, you’ll have to push your body when it’s already...

The Radical New Guard of Fitness

They want to rethink the way we workout, build our gyms, fuel, and collect data. And they're coming for you next.

10 Timeless Fitness Laws

In the not-so-distant past, the outdoors was your gym. Watches? They tracked time, not activity. Yet somewhere along the way, conventional wisdom got muddled with modern mechanisms. And the results...

How (and Why) to Flex Your Hips

A weekend run isn’t going to make up for your workday nine-to-fives. All that sitting causes serious problems with hip mobility, which are only exacerbated by the repetitive movements of endurance...