2014 Year in Review: Outside Edition

From that time Lance Armstrong showed us how to fix a flat tire to an investigation into USA Swimming’s sex abuse scandal, we look back at the stories that defined the year.

The Editors
Dec 31, 2014

Can You Survive the Navy Seal Workout?

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

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."

Christopher McDougall
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.

Christopher McDougall
Dec 16, 2014

The Real Reason Why Moab Banned E-Bikes

Last week, Moab banned electric bikes from many of the area's most popular trails. And that's the right decision (for now). What's more alarming is the vitriolic reaction to the machines and their riders, making the cycling community sound a lot like the road's worst drivers.

Aaron Gulley
Dec 5, 2014