Training & PerformanceArchive
New evidence bolsters the claim that adapting to hot weather gives an all-around fitness advantage—but not right away.
Whether you’re striving for peak performance or coming back from injury, psychological techniques can help
NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) is founded on a simple principle: If you take students into the wilderness, they come back better people
In his new book, Range, author David Epstein makes a strong case against specialization in sports and life
Patricia McNeal biked across America five years after surviving a stroke. And she's going to do it again.
The physiological and psychological responses to different types of interval workout depend on the details
For his 50th birthday, photographer Jeff Johnson wanted to run 50 kilometers and climb 50 pitches in Yosemite
The Canadian pilot has summited Mount Everest, biked the Arctic, and rowed across the Atlantic
She's one of the most successful cyclists in U.S. history. And she's done it her way.
A study that assigns different workout plans to each leg shows just how much (or little) the details matter
Quality shut-eye could provide the training boost you've been looking for. Here's how to get more of it—naturally.
It pays off to be smart about your recovery time
She's the first person to finish the Leadville Race Series and the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning in a single season
The theory makes sense, but actually showing that “hyperoxic training” makes you faster remains a challenge
The Wave Tool is a durable, pocket-size way to mobilize and keep your muscles tension-free
Thanks to apps like Strava, dialing in a precise training plan has never been easier
Experts from the Wilderness Medical Society have combed through the evidence to assess what works and what doesn’t
Kayaker Eric Jackson is still developing new tricks—and beating his kids in competitions
A lactate-munching microbe found in the poop of Boston marathoners is interesting, but that doesn’t mean you should (ahem) swallow it just yet
Resistance bands offer the best bang for your buck, challenging little-used muscle groups that make a big difference
Analyzing your training distribution can reveal the right balance between hard and easy workouts
A mysterious syndrome is leaving elite athletes lethargic, depressed, and unable to get out of bed
The company is growing fast, adding roughly a million users a month, and it has lofty goals to expand far beyond its old identity as a platform for logging rides and runs. Can it succeed?
The pro mountain biker recently completed a 1,000-mile trip around Arkansas in eight days
A new study of transcontinental racers pegs the digestive tract as the limiting factor in extreme feats of sustained endurance
A new startup called Vast Terrain taps U.S. suppliers to make top-shelf goods
Rowing is a great workout but can be somewhat boring. The RW900 fixes that.
Connective tissue is notoriously slow to heal. New research suggests gelatin might help.
Ötillö Swimrun is a grueling race series alternating long passages of open-water swimming with rugged runs of up to 40 miles. But unlike a triathlon, there’s no biking. That’s great news for W. Hodding Carter, a former collegiate swimmer who plans to qualify for the world championship. At age 56.
Pico started running and climbing mountains ten years ago, after losing her foot to cancer
For Blair Braverman, physical activity was a given. Until it wasn't.