Gretchen Reynolds

Gretchen Reynolds


The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths

Do you stretch before going on a run? What about ­after? Do you guzzle electrolytes to stave off muscle cramps? Are you thinking about throwing your running shoes in the trash to go barefoot? Does...

Heal Thyself

Some believe a concentrated injection of your own blood can help heal sports injuries. Does science agree?

Future of Human Performance

Brave New Body

Vascular implants, bionic eyes: a survey of the cutting-edge techniques rebooting human performance.


The Stand

The caffeine-free, fully cleansed, take-your-nap, buff-as-hell guide to a whole new you.

Speed Demons

A corps of rock rats in a hurry is putting the pedal to the mettle in big-wall climbing

Hawaii Gung-Ho

The Pacific Rim's most explosive endurance sport combines speed, pain, and ancient tradition

A Spritz of Glitz

Rodeo kayaking's effort to transform itself into a mainstream sport

Dream Jobs

Dream Jobs, Outside magazine, December 1999

Monsters of the Deep

Some of the most innovative boats ever built prepare for the fiercest race in sailing history

New School Skiing

New School Skiing is teaching good old hotdogging some radical new tricks