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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
To figure out how your body will respond in hot conditions, consider your “physiological equivalent temperature”
The cycling world has turned its eye toward an obscure challenge called Everesting
A step-by-step guide to help you build up to the ultimate lower-body move
Miss your go-to barre studio or lifting weights at the gym? Bring some structure into your living-room workouts with these videos that are Outside tested and approved.
Most endurance events are canceled for the summer, but Spartan Race will hold its first event since the pandemic from June 13 to 14 in Florida
How Sarah Herron found herself in the mountains, then helped others do the same
The Leadville 100 is an iconic mountain-bike event that puts racers through a course covering 100 miles and 12,000 feet of elevation change
Beth Rodden opens up about her decades-long struggle with her body and climbing
Anna Levesque uses yoga to slow down and fight self-doubt
Last week a paper suggested that runners and cyclists need much more than six feet. The report went viral, and backlash ensued. But there was some legitimate science behind the claims.
Build strength, train cardio, and break a sweat at home with minimal equipment
Simple steps every runner can take to keep things fresh, build momentum, and reach goals.
Sean MacCormac says the keys to his success are ballet and breathing through the panic
Tricks to making your home workout as easy—and productive—as possible