Ryan Brandt

Ryan Brandt


food at altitude

Eating for Altitude

It turns out those stoned huckers aren't the only radicals you have to guard against on the mountain. A recent Hungarian study in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine reports that when you...

Toby Dawson, Mike Dunleavy, Will Gadd

Who's the Fittest?

Twice a year, we take three top athletes, compare their training programs, and tell you who's the most all-around fit. For 2005's cold-weather edition, we studied the regimens of mogul skier Toby...

dc mountain lab

Boarding House

If you were to die and go to snowboarder heaven, it might look a lot like the DC Mountain Lab, a 22-acre R&D facility and crash pad in Utah's Wasatch Range, operated by SoCal-based DC Shoes,...

No-Tech Options

THIS STRENGTH REGIMEN—designed by Los Angeles–based coach Steve Ilg, author of Total Body Transformation (Hyperion)—was built to match the groove of the Zen room. » YOU CAN...

Laird Hamilton

Aces Wild

They've paid their dues, mastered their game, and pushed the limits. And this year, they've been blowing our minds. Meet the new icons of cool.

Fish Recipes

Go Fish

Despite new reports about dangerous mercury levels in seafood and ongoing concerns about overfishing, dietitian Susan Kleiner, author of Power Eating and food guru for the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics,...

Andy Roddick

Eye on the Ball

You train almost every other part of your body, so why not your eyes? Sharpen your vision with these techniques; we guarantee your athletic performance will improve.

Ian Crocker, David Krummenacker, Dain Blanton

Who’s the Fittest?

LAST FEBRUARY, we asked Werner Hoeger, an exercise physiologist at Boise State University, to evaluate the training regimens of three top winter athletes and decide who had the best combination of...

Who's the Fittest?

Freeskier Seth Morrison, 30, thinks nothing of hucking off 60-foot mountain ledges. Snowboarder Keir Dillon, 26, routinely performs McTwists 15 feet above halfpipe lips. Speed skater Derek Parra, 33...