Training & Performance

Most core workouts target your abs. But to build a properly strong core, you need to strengthen the other essential muscles supporting your core. Here’s how.

Exercise and digestion often don’t mix well, but scientists are on the case

Israel Start-Up Nation’s physiologist Paulo Saldhana explains the data—and the feelings—that determine who attacks when in a cycling race

After years of shredding on a screen, our web producer went outside to try the real thing. Plus: a one-month ollie training plan.

In her new book, ‘The Joy of Sweat,’ Sarah Everts answers all of our writer’s questions about perspiration

Answers to the questions you’ve always had about perspiring but were afraid to ask

They’re deceptively straightforward, but if you can follow them, you’ll see the benefits

It’s the simplest and cheapest performance booster available, so why don’t elite athletes take advantage of it?

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Push too hard when it’s hot outside, and your dog could develop exercise-induced heat-related illness

A step-by-step guide to help you build up to the ultimate lower-body move

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From paved city paths to mountain-peak trails, there’s something for every kind of runner in Texas

New research fine-tunes the details of heat adaptation

Work your balance and core strength with these functional exercises

The secret to pushing past your mental limits could be a handful of coins

Tips and tricks to master the Turkish Get-Up

A new study shows measurable gains in strength from a purely imaginary training program

Elevate your strength routine with this effective, versatile tool

The physiology of events like the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is radically different from “short” events like the marathon

Working stabilizer muscles can lead to big gains in and out of the gym

Looking to level up? Get started with this inexpensive, four-move routine.

A body in motion will inevitably need a little maintenance

A spiral of injuries—and the attendant existential crisis—can be an opportunity to revisit the fundamentals

Dealing with discomfort isn’t a magical gift. It’s a skill, and you can improve at it.

New research sifts through the evidence to figure what types of intervals make you fastest

All types of athletes can benefit from quicker instincts

The former Harvard rower is making the most of a six-month sabbatical from his new job at Zwift

In a new event for Outside+ members, meet and train with the stars of Team USA

Exercise causes pain, but it also dulls it. Researchers are still trying to understand how that works.

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Techniques to see success and overcome obstacles in your next race

These tools are suitable for beginners and hard-charging athletes alike

A new study tests how much cycling it takes to maximize cognitive function in endurance athletes

What you should know about safely returning to sports after pregnancy

The latest deaths raised questions about the role of COVID, but analyses of nearly a century’s worth of climbing records suggest some consistent patterns

Why you should perfect the humble plank before programming sport-specific core exercises

A new study looks for adaptations in the placenta, and finds positive effects from exercise during pregnancy

Researchers are searching for telltale clues in your strength, flexibility, or body position that signal an impending injury. It’s harder than you think.

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Expert tips for keeping your dog healthy, happy, and keen for any type of outdoor activity

A new analysis digs into who overheats and which conditions are most risky, with surprising results

Setting high goals is great, but how you deal with falling short determines how long you’re willing to keep chasing them

What separates the best endurance athletes from everyone else isn’t their amazing lab test data or power values—it’s how well they maintain those values after a few hours of exhausting exercise

It’s easy—maybe a bit too easy—to believe that poor sleep leaves you more vulnerable to injury. But researchers aren’t so sure after all.

The newly revamped TrainerRoad cycling app uses an advanced algorithm to create training programs custom-tailored to the user. Our writer gave it a go.

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