Fittest Real Athletes


Lessons from the Paleo Guru History Forgot

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.

Christopher McDougall
Dec 16, 2014

The World's Most Intense Fitness Program

When a longtime triathlete took on a Kokoro camp—a beyond-extreme fitness challenge modeled on the Navy's Hell Week for SEAL candidates—his first question was purely about the pain: Can I survive this? The second was more metaphysical: Should I even want to?

T.J. Murphy
Dec 16, 2014

Why We Race for Charity

Our drive to raise billions annually is a crazy effective performance enhancer.

Brad Stulberg
Dec 4, 2014

How Much Should I Care about My Posture?

I know that proper form while I'm working out is important, but what about my posture the rest of the day—does that really impact my fitness level?

Nov 13, 2014

Your Desk Will Save You. Here's How.

This ergonomist has a mission: to design an office that's scientifically proven to boost your fitness, mental health, and productivity.

Erin Beresini
Nov 12, 2014

Which Fitness Apps Should I Actually Use?

I want to see if my smartphone can make my workout better, but there are so many choices. What are some tried and true apps that I won't just delete a week in?

Amanda MacMillan
Sep 18, 2014

The Ironman Returns

For one 41-year-old Australian triathlon champion, retiring just meant taking a break.

Frederick Dreier
Sep 9, 2014