Reboot Your Fitness

January is the season for making big promises to ourselves. In that spirit, here's a collection of our best fitness and wellness stories. Each day this month, we'll feature a new piece to inspire you to be your best—whether you're looking to lay a solid foundation or kick things into high gear.

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The Quests
The Basics
4 Laws of Muscle
Nov 9, 2017

4 Laws of Muscle

The protein and muscle guru Luc van Loon wants you to bulk up—and keep what you've got
Question Everything You Know About Fitness
Sep 19, 2016

Question Everything You Know About Fitness

Whether you’re an elite athlete or a restless desk jockey, there are better ways to achieve your goals. Just ask 4-Hour guru Tim Ferriss, who started quizzing the world’s greatest performers on their routines as a side project—and ended up with a whole new approach to training.
The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths
Dec 12, 2011

The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths

Does stretching prior to a run prevent injuries and improve performance? Does guzzling water prevent cramps? Here's the truth about the top 10 fitness myths.
8 Winning Dinners for Athletes
Aug 11, 2015

8 Winning Dinners for Athletes

It's your final chance of the day to recover from training and to prep muscles for tomorrow's adventure. Follow the lead of these eight athletes.
This Is Your Life
May 1, 2003

This Is Your Life

The Fountain of Youth is a myth. But take heart: Intelligent training and an adventurous spirit will keep you running, kicking, screaming at the peak of your potential for years to come.
Assets Management
Jun 5, 2007

Assets Management

Think of fitness like your portfolio: don’t let short-term thinking limit long-term gains.
The Legends
The Pull-Up Artists
Nov 9, 2018

The Pull-Up Artists

There's only one way to do 10,000 pull-ups in under 24 hours: Reset the limits of the human body
Liz Parrish Wants to Live Forever
Jul 18, 2018

Liz Parrish Wants to Live Forever

In 2015, in a secret medical procedure carried out in Bogota, Colombia, the 44-year-old woman got dozens of experimental gene-therapy injections. Why? Because Parrish, the creator of a longevity company called BioViva, believes that science is on the cusp of delivering radically longer lifespans—and she wants to help bring on the revolution.
Bulletproof King Dave Asprey Wants to Hack the Gym
Mar 22, 2018

Bulletproof King Dave Asprey Wants to Hack the Gym

The entrepreneur believes that biohacking can rocket your body and mind to peak performance. His Bulletproof diet zoomed into the mainstream, his Bullet-proof coffee has everyone quaffing butter, and his Bulletproof books fly off the shelves. Now Bulletproof Labs is out to hack, well, everything.
Ed Burke's Got a Rocket in His Pita Pocket
May 1, 2001

Ed Burke's Got a Rocket in His Pita Pocket

Sick of protein shakes and energy biscuits? Meet the exercise physiologist who has revolutionized sports nutrition with a radical new diet for athletes—real food.
G.I. Joe and The House of Pain
Apr 13, 2011

G.I. Joe and The House of Pain

An exclusive look inside the cutting-edge Army lab that's pinching, prodding, dunking, bruising, and building the soldiers of tomorrow—and revolutionizing adventure fitness along the way.
The Hell-On-Earth Fitness Plan
Dec 10, 2008

The Hell-On-Earth Fitness Plan

What Twight rails against is mediocrity of effort. I’d drunk heavily from his rancid punch, and in a strange way I looked forward to more.
The Proudly Backwoods Fitness Trainer
Nov 5, 2018

The Proudly Backwoods Fitness Trainer

Kale Poland, founder of Cleetus Fit, takes pride in a brand of fitness where dumpster towing and beer yoga are equally at home. Now he's out to conquer the Deca Ironman—ten Ironmans in a row.
Body Needs an Upgrade? Surrender to the Higher Powers at Exos
Sep 19, 2016

Body Needs an Upgrade? Surrender to the Higher Powers at Exos

Want to perform like a pro, even with the years piling up? Nick Heil got the deluxe treatment at Exos, a cutting-edge outfit that works with NFL players and soccer stars. He came out slimmer, stronger, and more focused—the perfect upgrade for anybody, at any age, who plays hard in the outdoors.
The Toughest Footrace in the World
Jun 19, 2014

The Toughest Footrace in the World

When you enter the Western States 100—a day-and-night endurance run in the Sierra Nevada—you can "mature a lot."
Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.
Mar 5, 2013

Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.

Body fat is just an inert layer of blubber, right? If only. New research shows that it's more like a toxic parasite that doesn't want to let go. The good news: if you exercise and eat right, you can force it to.