Punishing your body shouldn't be a requirement of reaching a goal. Rethinking your fitness goals will make training more fun, and more importantly, more effective.
More pain quest than workout, misogi is the secret, punishing ritual that has revolutionized Atlanta Hawks supershooter Kyle Korver's game. You have time for this—if it doesn't kill you first.
Unless that flip-flop feeling is accompanied by chest pain, dizziness, or fainting, an occasional heart palpitation is probably nothing to worry about—especially in young, healthy athletes and frequent exercisers.
First, some praise for the device that's become a staple of every runner’s self-help/torture plan: It’s very nice. “The bigger problem,” Barb Hoogenboom says, “is that foam rolling is putting a...
I'm training for an upcoming marathon, and my company's giving out influenza vaccines the week of my race. Will the shot impact my performance?
When it comes to a fitness club's cleanliness, there are very few rules—at least as far as legal responsibilities go. Here's how to tell if yours is up to snuff, and what you can do to avoid harmful germs.
Advanced screening can reduce the likelihood of sudden cardiac arrest, the most common cause of death among athletes. So why is it so controversial?
Is the helmet really just a head casket keeping us from addressing the bigger issue of cycling safety in our cities?
The athlete with perfect running or lifting form but a terrible slouch is all too common. And it's a problem. Practicing good posture can strengthen your core, protect against injuries, and make you a more powerful and efficient athlete.
We won't insult your intelligence by rehashing the general cognitive benefits of getting blood pumping to your brain. But we will give you a smart tip: Depending on how and when you do it, your workout can give you the mental boosts you want.
You don't need a zen retreat to escape the holiday crush. These simple strategies will help you relax, no matter how short on time you are.
Don't shorten your routine just yet.
As a species, we're living longer and having fewer children. And that's a fantastic development for amateur athletes—and society as a whole.
Forget RICE. Suppressing the body’s inflammatory response to exercise may actually delay healing. To recover right you need to move, eat, and move some more.
You've probably had your running form critiqued by a coach or a well-meaning jogger in the park. But A true gait analysis is worth considering, even for the healthiest of runners.