Training & PerformanceArchive
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.
Allen is a specialist when it comes to charging hard on rough trail. The new VECTIV shoe line is helping get her where she needs to go, fast.
Mental fatigue has become a hot topic for sports science researchers, but its effects remain controversial
At the 2019 World Championships, researchers gave marathoners and racewalkers swallowable thermometer pills and used thermal cameras to assess the effectiveness of hydration and cooling techniques in the heat of competition
Detailed power data from sprinter Marcel Kittel and climber Tom Dumoulin highlight the contrasting physiological demands faced by different riders
A new study explores how inner monologue varies between sports, situations, and experience levels
Tallying which articles are most frequently cited in later studies reveals the biggest trends in sports science—and some oversights
A new study plots the progression of thousands of people following an ultra-minimalist training plan. The results are impressive—at least initially.
Two new studies find performance benefits from high levels of the sunshine vitamin, but they're not the final word
Pronation is out of favor, comfort is too vague, but maybe measuring your "habitual motion path" will guide you to a shoe that minimizes your injury risk
Top trail runners mix running and walking on steep terrain, but even scientists aren't sure how we choose which is better
A creative, challenging at-home circuit to get you fit, no matter your sport
The company's library of studio exercise classes, integrated with on-screen fitness data from your Apple Watch, launches today. Our Sweat Science columnist takes it for a spin.
When you stop breathing, oxygen flowing to your brain actually increases—at least for a while
The mental and physical benefits make it worth the extra effort
To pick their two-hour marathon team, researchers tested some of the greatest runners on the planet. Now they're revealing what they found.
Bust your gut like the gold-medal-winning cross-country skier
A new review sifts through the evidence for and against hiking with poles
Proven tips from top athletes on how to nail the perfect morning adventure
This expert advice will help you get out of a rut and take your skills to a new level
Five simple strategies to stay motivated as the seasons change
How the practice continues to comfort the former big-wall climber after a life-changing spinal injury
The disruptions of 2020 mean that there’s an unusually large crop of endurance-related books hitting shelves this fall
A new analysis casts doubt on the idea that people are born as "responders" or "non-responders" for training in thin air
A handful of apps are rebranding the menstrual cycle as a female athlete's untapped superpower. Here's what you need to know about them.
We’ve partnered with WHOOP and Tracksmith to create a first-of-its-kind running recovery program—and we want you to join.
Keep your fingers, shoulders, and back happy with these nine strength and mobility moves
After an exhaustive search of the literature, researchers conclude that, well, it's complicated
The hotter it is, the closer we come to the ever elusive goal of besting the horse—which supports the evolutionary "born to run" hypothesis
Put that bouncy desk chair to work with this full-body strength routine
A decade after 'Born to Run' made them famous, anthropologists take another look
A new study uses the training data you upload to sites like Strava to estimate the "critical speed" that determines your race performance
With the right approach, you can come out of summer running stronger and fitter