Natural Born Heroes

Christopher McDougall tracks down the high priests of the lost fitness arts. His goal? Revive the skills that can reveal the hero inside everyone.

Unleash Your Inner Superhero in 4 Easy Steps

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Fitness

Skill, Strength, Compassion

Why the Crosscut Saw Is the Ultimate Fitness Tool
Dec 15, 2016

Why the Crosscut Saw Is the Ultimate Fitness Tool

We'd been using crosscut saws for more than a millennium when the glitzy chainsaw became available to homeowners in the 1970s. It's time to give the old standard another chance.
The Gym Is Dead. Meet Its Assassin.
Dec 16, 2014

The Gym Is Dead. Meet Its Assassin.

Strength is useless if you don't hone your agility—the skill of translating power into meaningful movement. And it all starts with mastering the "Kong vault."
This Man Was 80 Years Ahead of CrossFit
Dec 16, 2014

This Man Was 80 Years Ahead of CrossFit

More than 76 years ago, a visionary Australian coach had an epiphany that forged a generation of super-athletes: true fitness is all about translating fear into raw power.
How to Forage for Your Next Energy Bar
Feb 25, 2015

How to Forage for Your Next Energy Bar

Stop that lawnmower! Your urban backyard is packed with hidden performance-enhancing plants that can be tossed together to make an ancestral wonder meal.