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Outside magazine, January 1996 When the Hips Are Down …even a simple stroll is a trial. How to keep the big ball-and-sockets rolling through the snow. By Dana Sullivan The hips are the postal workers of the human body: They’ll diligently do…

Outside magazine, January 1996 The Foolproof, Titanium-Enriched Cure for Insomnia By Todd Balf and Paul Kvinta (with Brooke DeNisco, Martin Forstenzer, and Eileen Hansen) Is it the future of mountain-bike racing, or just a trendy aberration? “My goal is to take mountain-bike racing out…

Outside magazine, June 1996 Intake If it’s good for you, it must taste like… By Dana Sullivan Maybe it’s their neon colors. Maybe it’s their placement in the convenience store, next to the beer and across from the charcoal starter. Whatever–for…

Outside magazine, August 1995 Prescriptions: The D.I.Y. Approach to Sport-Specific Massage By Nancy Prichard The full-body rubdown is to sports massage as the cross-training shoe is to training: It feels passably good, but if you concentrate on one activity, you’d be better served by…

Outside magazine, June 1999 The Here-Comes-Summer Fever AND THE Four-Wheel Cure White-line liberation awaits, linking the oceans to the mountains, the streams to the trails, and you to the adventure you seek. So…

Outside magazine, October 1994 We Know You’re Tired. Now Get Over It. Falling short of your pillow-time needs? Gain some ground by duping your internal clock By Mark Jannot It happens when you most expect it–which is when you least want it. While driving…

Fitness ’97, February 1997 Speed Finishing a race may be victory unto itself–but it’s still more fun to finish with a kick Are We There Yet? Two decades of fitness grail-seeking, including a misstep or two from…

Outside magazine, June 1995 As the World Tilts By Larry Burke With an imperceptible heave of the axis, the season of sunscreen and bug juice is upon us once again, and suddenly the world is thrumming. This time of year, the only thing people…

Outside magazine, September 1995 Regimens: Setting Your Warm-up in Motion By Dave Kuehls The traditional preworkout stretching ritual is as old as the planks in that park bench where you regularly perform it. The problem is, it’s about as static too. “You’re essentially standing…

The Downhill Report, December 1996 Excuse Me, but Do You Jazzercise? The lift rides may be getting quicker, but you don’t have to be strangers up there By Marshall Sella Etiquette has been pretty well mapped out during the twentieth century.

Outside magazine, January 1996 Skills: Perfecting the Safer Ski Spill By Scott Sutherland If you subscribe to the same code of inflated alpine honor as I do, to fall is to fail–something to be avoided at all costs, even if it means flailing wildly…

Outside magazine, April 1999 Review: He Spins! He Rolls! He Stays Dry! By Andrew Rice KAYAKS | BUYING RIGHT | THE OTHER STUFF |…

Outside magazine, July 1999 SCIENCE Two Minutes to a Savage Tan Check your elevation—”well done” may be closer than you think BAKED, NOT FRIED Location Minutes to Crisp* Summit of Mount Whitney, CA. Elevation,…

Outside magazine, April 1995 How Low Do You Go? A self-proctored exam to gauge your backcountry impact By Paul Kvinta Low-impact camping doesn’t have to mean tiptoeing naked through the forest and not bathing for weeks. But it does involve treading lightly,…

Outside magazine, June 1994 The Perfect Summer: The Honest-to-God Curveball Loosen up the elbow. Snap that wrist. We’re not talking about softball. By Randy Wayne White Few can hit a curveball, but almost anyone can make a ball curve, unless their…

Outside magazine, September 1994 Intake: A Meatless Path to Protein By Elaine Appleton If you’ve been eating less meat, there may be a voice in your head telling you to up your protein intake. You should listen: Athletes need as much as seven grams of protein…

Fitness for the Outside Athlete, January 1997 Training: Upper-Body Basics The elegant efficacy of push-ups and pull-ups By Suzanne Schlosberg Everything you ever needed to know about upper-body strength training, you learned in fourth-grade PE. Plain old push-ups and pull-ups, and…

 For daily coverage of the 1999 Tour de France, please click here. Outside magazine, July 1999 Playing Dirty The out-of-control spectacle that was last year’s Tour de France confirmed once and for all what really…

Outside Magazine, February 1995 Fitness Machines Worth Coming Home To Investing in club quality–without the club By Bob Howells Purchasing a bargain-basement home-fitness machine is usually a lesson in false economy: Cheap gym equipment seldom serves its ostensible purpose for more than…

Outside magazine, October 1994 Skills: Ride Out the Revolutions By Dana Sullivan Titanium pedals are fine if you have the money, but there’s a more basic way to improve your cycling stroke. According to Jeff Broker, a biomechanics expert with the U.S. Olympic Committee, most recreational…

Bodywork, May 1997 Cycling By Jim Harmon Please excuse hard-core cyclists for that cocky post-ride walk of theirs — they’re just a bit stiff from an exercise that arguably strengthens and tones the sum of your leg muscles more thoroughly than any…

Outside magazine, January 1996 Strategies: The Orthotics Option By Dana Sullivan Close might be good enough in horseshoes, but a difference of as little as a quarter of an inch in leg length can set you up for a bad case of iliotibial band…

Bodywork, April 1997 Regiments: The Painful Truth is Intervals Are Good By Ken McAlpine “The name of the game is who can hold off the lactic-acid onslaught,” says Matt Giusto, 30, who last year coached himself to the season’s fastest American road…

Outside magazine, May 1995 Endurance: From Our Search for All Things Woolly… By Todd Balf John Stamstad is the acknowledged master of wilderness endurance races, so it surprised nobody that last February in Alaska he overcame the woolliest Iditasport Human Powered Ultra Marathon in…

Outside magazine, July 1999 The Wheelie The Diving Dig | The Cartwheel | The Figure Four | Take the Stairs | The Crossover Dribble |…

Outside magazine, July 1994 Refueling: The Fruits of Your Labor By Ken McAlpine Fruit is nature’s PowerBar: Much of it is low in fat, high in carbohydrates, and filled iwth fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The only thing that’s missing is the sticky foil wrapper. Athletes should…

Outside Magazine, November 1994 It’s Fun Until Somebody Loosens a Joint When it comes to alpine skiing, your hinges are only as good as the muscles around them By Dana Sullivan Maybe it’s a good thing that most of us don’t ski…

Fitness ’97, February 1997 Nutrition Bellying up to a heaping bowl of balance and a side of common sense P a s t a   À   L a   A l l e n Mark Allen’s dietary beliefs may differ from those…

Outside magazine, June 1995 Strategies: Learning to Exceed Your Reach By Ken McAlpine The games of summer demand reach, the supple, powerful upper-body extension that enables you to charge a rapid, clean a 5.10 pitch, or spike a volleyball. And acquiring a good reach…

Outside magazine, September 1995 Skills: Piecing Together the Seamless Stroke By Chris Dray “The sculler is a skilled athlete,” says Jim Joy of the craftsbury sculling school in Vermont, “and his or her sculling is an art form–beautiful, graceful, powerful, rhythmic.” Unfortunately, the stroke…

The Downhill Report, December 1996 Best Knee Surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman J. Richard Steadman has seen it all–and none of it has been pretty. The U.S. Ski Team’s top orthopedic surgeon since 1973, Steadman, 59, has repaired everything from frayed tendons to shattered…

Outside magazine, December 1995 Strategies: Saving Your Eyes from Dubious Ski Specs By Dana Sullivan It’s a bright, beautiful day on the hill as you step into your bindings. Sunscreen and lip balm have been applied. You pat your jacket pocket to locate your…

Tony Little (I'm the World's Number One Personal Trainer!) travels to Tonga (it's a monarchy, right? you just stop the fatty food from coming in!) and whips the island nation into shape (holy shit, these people are huge!)

When former NFL hit man Darryl Haley lumbered into the Ironman, he knew that he would become the biggest thing triathlon has ever seen.

Outside magazine, December 1998 Strength in a Bottle? What you should know about the latest nutritional supplements By Paul Keegan Pepping up your game with performance-enhancing concoctions just isn’t necessary, contends nutritionist Kristine Clark…

Outside magazine, June 1994 The Perfect Summer: Fear Not the Wave It’s big, it’s mean–and you must ride it. The key to clobber-proof bodysurfing. By Rob Story Hw much longer you gonna let those greasy waves jam your frequency? How many…

Outside magazine, September 1994 Getting in Touch with Your Motions Ahtletes worth their joint receptors learn to move with a sense of kinesthetic grace By Mark Jannot Quick: Where is your right index finger–exactly? At what angle is your left elbow bent? Now touch…

Fitness for the Outside Athlete, January 1997 Myth Behavior Don’t believe everything you overhear in the locker room. This year’s top ten fitness fallacies. By Ken McAlpine In the early sixties, New Zealander Peter Snell shocked the track world by winning…

Outside magazine, July 1999 The Righteous Gitis The Diving Dig | The Cartwheel | The Figure Four | Take the Stairs | The Crossover Dribble…

Bodywork, March 1997 Regiments: Options for the Discriminating Stretcher By Scott Sutherland When choosing from the stretching smorgasbord, think of creating a well-balanced meal. “Learning more than one method allows you to stretch more effectively,” says Bob Anderson, author of Stretching. So…

Outside magazine, October 1994 Strategies: Slow Down and Release the Insulin By Mark Jannot Insomnia is the thinking man’s disease: “Anything that causes you to reflect or act while you’re in bed,” says Wilse B. Webb, author of Sleep, the Gentle Tyrant, the definitive text…

Bodywork, May 1997 Be a Thigh Master And you’ll prep the rest of your leg muscles for a summer of fun By Jim Harmon Not that you need a reminder, but the time has come to leave the gym behind.

Outside magazine, February 1999 Finishing Strong You’re leaner, harder, wiser. Now comes the fun part: putting it to use. The grand finale of the Outside Fitness Plan shows you how to clean the competition’s clock, no…

Bodywork, April 1997 Routines: Get Shipshape in Five Weeks By Lolly Merrell “Most paddlers concentrate on building up their big arm muscles over the winter,” says two-time World Cup champion kayaker Scott Shipley. “Trouble is, they don’t realize that the neck, shoulders,…

Outside magazine, September 1996 Prescriptions: The Pollen Factor By Jim Rosenthal Ah, autumn: a time for active allergy sufferers to breathe a sigh of relief. In certain parts of the country, though, you might not want to breathe too deep. If you’re among the…

Outside magazine, August 1995 Curl When They Least Expect It Just when your muscles are getting the hang of a weight-lifting regimen, it’s time to shake things up By Ken McAlpine Three days a week for a year now, I’ve ducked into…

Outside magazine, July 1994 Regimens: Upward Progression By Dana Sullivan Hill climbing is Dede Demet’s little training weapon. The 21-year-old U.S. National Cycling Team member and 1993 World Championships silver medalist attributes a lot of her success to the fact that she likes pedaling uphill. “It’s…

Outside magazine, February 1996 With a Little More Lard? The question of carbohydrates has become a loaded one of late–and fat could be an athlete’s answer By Andrew Tilin Professional triathlete Wendy Ingraham had a day of dietary reckoning a couple of…

Fitness ’97, February 1997 Pasta À la Allen Mark Allen’s dietary beliefs may differ from those of his peers-still, once a triathlete, always a triathlete. Which means pasta. But Allen makes sure to add calories from sources other than carbohydrates to balance his meal, as…

Outside magazine, June 1995 Prescriptions: How to Heal Creature Discomforts By Kiki Yablon In the world of wilderness first aid, Bill “Doc” Forgey wrote the book. In fact, the Merrillville, Indiana-based physician has penned or contributed to a daypack-load of them, most recently the…

Outside magazine, September 1995 Intake: Energy Bar Alternatives By Dana Sullivan There’s no disputing the convenience of energy bars. There’s also no disputing that when you have the luxury of loading up at home before a workout, your kitchen cabinet holds fuels that are…

The Downhill Report, December 1996 No Pain…No Pain Speed, spray, and an intact bone structure! Cruising is where it’s at. By Adam Horowitz They’re but four syllables. Three, really, if you account for redundancy. They form a pedantic, infantile schoolyard taunt,…

 Outside magazine, February 1999 Cross-Country Ski Your Way to Shining Health, Renewed Vigor, and Everlasting Happiness! Life got you down? Feeling morose, slaggardly, low on essence? Ah, dear friend, you need the curative powers contained within a…

By positing a heretical theory of nutrition, Barry Sears unleashed a multimillion-dollar monster. Now, with his credibility and nest egg hanging in the balance, he's trying to get his creation back under control.

Outside magazine, December 1998 The Perfect Fit ù Part Three A good workout doesn’t end with the body ù you’ve also got to train your brain By Paul Keegan Jim Loehr It’s cold and…

Outside magazine, July 1995 Regimens: Workouts in No Time Flat By Mark Jannot You bet interval training hurts–all the more reason to get it over with at the lunch break, when office obligations force you to keep things brief. Here’s a high-intensity training sampler…

Outside magazine, December 1995 Yoga with a Twist Flexibility and meditation, you bet. But astanga also delivers a Western-style workout. By John Brant I took my last yoga class in 1977, when both the world and the discipline being taught were profoundly…

Outside magazine, March 1996 Regimens: The Calisthenic Challenge By Ken McAlpine “For calisthenics to be effective, you have to resist the urge to rest when the burning sensation in your muscles comes along,” says Mark De Lisle. “That’s where you’ll make great gains.” If…

Outside magazine, July 1999 Hang Ten The Diving Dig | The Cartwheel | The Figure Four | Take the Stairs | The Crossover Dribble |…

If any lesson stuck during physical education class, it was probably “stretch but don't bounce!” Bouncing, we were darkly warned, would lead to certain injury, from muscular microtears to flayed hamstrings. But, hey, what did Coach know? That well-worn admonition no longer rings true. Bouncing has had a 1990s image…

Outside magazine, November 1995 Intake: Water on the Mountain By Suzanne Schlosberg You wouldn’t think of going on a three-hour bike ride without a water bottle or two. But get on the ski slope, where your equipment doesn’t boast handily mounted water-bottle cages, and…

Bodywork, May 1997 Medicine Stocking up the athlete’s home pharmacy By Daryn Eller Far be if from us to suggest that your next run down a rocky trail could leave you battered and bruised. Still, accidents happen, and it’s better…

Outside magazine, April 1996 Strategies: Running Right By Mark Jannot While Stu Mittleman is mostly known for preaching slow going, that’s only half his equation: He’s just as likely to take you to task for your form. “Any time your body isn’t aligned,…

Bodywork, April 1997 The Creed for Speed How to break through your performance firewall By Ken McAlpine Calculations Testing Your Limits Intervals wouldn’t be useful without a credible figure for your anaerobic threshold heart rate, the level of exertion…

Outside magazine, September 1996 These Bladders Were Made For Moving Defeating dehydration on road or trail By Bob Howells TWO GALLONS OF WATER PER PERSON PER day gets heavy (a gallon weighs eight pounds), not to mention bulky. How to carry…

Outside magazine, August 1995 Regimens: Building Your Muscles by Surprise By Ken McAlpine With a nod to Nietzsche, that which wastes you makes you stronger. And the best way to thoroughly exhaust your muscles isn’t to do the same regimen over and over, but…

Outside magazine, August 1995 Don’t miss: Our special online forum with epidemiologist James Mills Health: Warning–Killer Microbes Next 20 Miles Is hantavirus lurking in your favorite neck of the woods? By Miles Harvey…

Outside magazine, March 1999 Who Needs Steroids? The legal (if odd) new way to give yourself a boost By Rob Coppolillo Blood-doping or injecting yourself with EPO may have alluring results, but shouldn’t there be…

Fitness ’97, February 1997 Strength Because you’re not just getting bigger. You’re getting better. Are We There Yet? Two decades of fitness grail-seeking, including a misstep or two from the master himself 1993 Maybe it…

Outside magazine, June 1995 Keeping in Step with Summer Preparation for these sunny times shouldn’t stop at the quads or biceps. Your feet need a hand, too. By Sara Corbett Summertime–when we trot up and down mountains, sashay through 10k races, leap…

Outside magazine, September 1995 Get All Your Muscles in a Row For a superior full-body workout, take a sliding seat By John Brant A pair of trick sunglasses has made Vesko Nenchev’s day. They’re cheap specs that a friend found in a…

Outside magazine, January 1998 Review The Streamlined Home Gym How to choose a sport-specific machine for automatic fitness By Patrick Leyland THE STREAMLINED HOME GYM | ESSENTIALS | THE OTHER…

Outside Magazine, February 1995 Turning Winter into Spring Training Forget about waiting for the thaw. There’s a foot of fresh resistance out there. By Mark Jannot Ray Browning takes the same approach to winter training as every other world-class triathlete: He heads…

Outside magazine, December 1999 Page: 1 | 2 | 3 Learn from Those Who Fell Before You Think injuries are a necessary evil? According to Dr. William Sterett, an orthopedist at Vail’s Steadman-Hawkins…

Outside magazine, July 1995 Skills: How to Hone Your Peripheral Vision By Sandy Blakeslee As a child, Bill Bradley, U.S. senator from New Jersey and former New York Knicks star forward, would walk down the streets of his hometown, keeping his eyes focused straight…

Outside magazine, December 1995 How to Get All Bent into Shape By Stephanie Pearson “Yoga’s aim is to connect the mind and body in friendship,” says Holiday Johnson, director of the Health and Fitness Yoga Center in Portland, Oregon, and instructor to many mountaineers,…

Outside magazine, April 1999 Plop, Plop, Chug, Chug Portable relief for athletic thirst By Michael Kessler “I can’t reveal my secret,” whispers Fred Marius, proud creator of Psycho Fred’s Quic Disc, the first tablet that…

Outside magazine, July 1999 The Crossover Dribble The Diving Dig | The Cartwheel | The Figure Four | Take the Stairs | The Crossover Dribble…

Outside magazine, May 1996 Nutrition Mike Pigg’s secret to success? A little glycogen goes a long way By Mark Jannot Not long ago, Mike Pigg was your typical endurance athlete: a glutton for carbohydrates. “I was having pasta-eating contests, downing 6,000…

Outside magazine, November 1995 Strategies: The Video Verite Approach to ACL Aid By Kiki Yablon There’s no sound a skier dreads more than the fabled pop. And when U.S. Skiing’s Diann Roffe heard it on December 19, 1990, she was third overall in the…