Strength

Functional Exercises

These functional exercises will help you develop speed and power during weeks 13 through 16 of The Shape of Your Life.

The Agile File

Fine-tune your balance and agility with these exercises for weeks 17 through 20 of The Shape of Your Life.

Be Your Own Boss

THE SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE IS NOT PERFECT. We'd like to think otherwise, but now's the time to admit that no single strategy can work perfectly for every person, every time. Nor should it. To keep this...

Agility Exercises

Complete diagrams and descriptions on agility exercises to help fine-tune your fitness

Balance Exercises

Complete diagrams and descriptions on balance exercises to help fine-tune your fitness

The Workout Program

In the first installment of Outside's five-part series on the Shape of Your Life, learn how to build your endurance foundation.

Core Values

Weeks five through eight of The Shape of Your Life focus on functional strength.

The Shape of Your Life: Month Two

In the second installment of Outside's five-part series on the Shape of Your Life, learn how to fortify your core and improve strength.

Stretching It

A recent New York Times Magazine story titled "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body" caused a stir last week, claiming that certain aspects of yoga were too risky for the general population. So...

Lifting Tired

You won’t be able to perform to the best of your abilities and therefore you won’t see results.

Going Light

Weight lifting should be intense. Don’t do a set, talk to your buddy, then go back for another set. “You’ll see much better gains if you work so hard that your heart is exploding,” says Shaul.

Wearing the Wrong Footwear

When you lift, the rubber in your running shoes compresses, throwing off your balance.

Fearing Injury

Statistics show that playing basketball, soccer, football, and skiing all have much higher injury rates than weight training. Don’t use the possibility of getting injured as an excuse for not lifting.