Ryan Brandt

Owner’s Manual: Your Back

The Spinal Frontier

Rule number one for total physical fitness? Where your back goes, all else follows. Keep yours in top shape with our guide to strength, flexibility, and injury treatment.

Rapid Rewards

No time? No equipment? No excuses. Our experts kick your training into overdrive with customized 30-minute workouts for every harried athlete.

Virtually Fit

What happens when training goes digital? Your workouts get real.

Esperanza Resort

Hot Properties

From a desert oasis to high-mountain thermal springs, these ten atmospheric getaways cut the winter chill.

Your Gym Has Clean Sheets

Want a spin bike delivered to your room? Get that and more with our guide to staying fit on the road.

Crash and Return

You're gonna get hurt—count on it. Here are the new smart fixes for those inevitable breaks, tears, and strains.


When it comes to adventure kingdoms, all roads eventually lead to California. Here's where to find the Golden State's secret stash.

The Daredevil Gene

Fear for your life every time the surf picks up? Blame your heredity.

The Believers

The future doesn't just happen. The next frontiers of adventure, fitness, gear, and sport are crafted by bold visionaries with world-changing dreams—and the minds and muscles to make them real...

Kristi Leskinen & Dana Flahr

The Hot List

Dispatches Special: 2006 Ski and Snowboard Report

Dropping the Ball

As adventure goes mainstream, a new crop of youth teams takes root. Can climbing moms be far behind?

Inside Out

Americans spent $200 BILLION on home renovations in 2004, and a full third of that went outdoors—to patios, decks, pools, and the latest rage in home upgrades: the outdoor room. With built-in...

Fit to Drive

WHEN TONY KANAAN lines up for the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, chances are he'll have one of the slowest heartbeats on the grid—and not because of overconfidence. The 30-year-old Brazilian uses...

Shirt Circuit

For the U.S. military, there are no priorities higher than troop readiness and efficiency of field medical treatment. A remarkable new tool for improving both could be new combat T-shirts that allow...

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