Get Your Game On

Ready to play your way to total fitness? We thought so. Kick-start your transformation with a visionary six-week approach to bringing body and mind together for strength, stamina, and your best performance ever.

Jun 1, 2006
Outside Magazine
Landon Donovan

GOAL ORIENTED: Landon Donovan, leader of the U.S. World Cup soccer team, winding up in Playa del Rey, California.    Photo: Carlos Serrao

TOTAL FITNESS. It sure sounds great, but what does it mean? That was our big question when we gathered some of the nation's top coaches, trainers, athletes, nutritionists, and wellness experts to start building a breakthrough strategy for the Outside athlete. Surprisingly, the answer proved to be relatively simple: Total fitness means you can play harder, travel farther, and live longer. Even better, achieving it isn't all that complicated. The key is a balanced approach to sports and health based on five pillars: body, mind, nutrition, active recovery, and (the point of it all) adventure.

In the pages ahead, our all-star team rolls out the complete plan to get you there fast. Yeah, you'll sweat a lot, but the reward is an explosive new you that can perform on the trails, waves, or playing field at a level you never thought possible.

» The Maverick: A Legendary Trainer's Breakthrough Methods

» The Body Reborn: Gambetta's Fitness Approach Parts One through Four, Parts Five and Six, and Parts Seven and Eight

» Implementing Gambetta's Approach: A Six-Week plan to ultimate fitness

» Action Hero: World Cup star Landon Donovan's Endurance Secrets

» Five-Star Fuel: Eat to Maximize Performance

» Boost Thyself: Alternative Recovery Strategies

» Mind Mastery: Think like a Champion