Injury Prevention


Warm-up exercises are essential for priming your body prior to any workout, especially running

Improve your hip and glute strength to rid yourself of this annoying injury.

A mysterious syndrome is leaving elite athletes lethargic, depressed, and unable to get out of bed

From plantar fasciitis to blisters, these are the top causes of foot pain for runners

After a crash, skier Roy Tuscany created the foundation to support other athletes who'd suffered life-changing injuries

Connective tissue is notoriously slow to heal. New research suggests gelatin might help.

Data from the last world championships suggests you shouldn’t be concerned about your foot strike, no matter how you land

This technique might just revolutionize physical therapy

Once you've built adequate hip mobility, it's time to focus on strength

Don't blame your genes for your running injury history, blame your training plan. Five ways to stop training like an idiot—and start staying healthy.

Taking quicker steps is one of the few proven ways to reduce running stress and save your knees.

Hips don't lie. So if yours hurt, you should listen.

Marathon training rarely goes as planned. Don't panic. Use your taper to get to the start line as ready as you can be on that day.

Laird Hamilton's rules for preventive maintenance

One of the simplest—and most effective—paths to preventing running injuries is to sandwich each run with targeted exercises.

These static exercises target key muscles and prepare you safely for dynamic, explosive moves and better running.

Why, and how, you should pamper and strengthen your feet.

Target the hip abductors with these exercises to improve your stride, prevent injury and increase your running performance

Doctors around the world have stopped prescribing underarm crutches to injured athletes. So why do we still use them in the U.S.?

Falls put 3,000 climbers a year in hospital, costing more than $20 million, according to a new study

Your knee pain likely stems from weakness farther up the chain. Here's how to strengthen your hips, improve your stride, and save your knees.

Avery Shawler left her Idaho apartment one morning in 2016 to hike a prominent peak. But the day outing quickly took a turn for the worse, and Shawler would end up needing a lot of luck—and all her backcountry skills—to make it home alive.

A survey of backpackers' tactics on the 220-mile high-country route offers insights on what works and what doesn’t

While recovering from a terrible accident, the ultrarunner discovered a new part of her identity that went beyond her sport

Build a better butt to carry you through any activity

Researchers explore the psychology of running injuries

This little-known injury is difficult to diagnose but can be debilitating. Here's what to look for.

The myth that running causes osteoarthritis and ruins your knees has long been debunked. But what if your joints are already ruined?

The best way to prep your body to perform at its best

If you pick the right class, it's an invaluable tool for building strength, flexibility, and resilience

Researchers at Stanford and UCLA are teaching college distance runners that when it comes to staying injury-free, what they eat matters

These sports and performance scientists know everything there is to know about body mechanics, injury prevention, speed, and physiological potential. Here are the shoes they lace up when they hit the pavement.

Forget training load and biomechanics. A surprising new study suggests that avoiding injury might come down to something far simpler.

You might be able to stop them before they even happen

Your mental checklist to decide if you really need to take a rest day or if you’re better off just toughing it out

Despite the chronic doping scandals, the sport still has a lot to teach us about fitness

We all want to trade the indoor workout for time in nature's gym. But before you do, master these four ground movements to make your running more effective.

Your expert-backed plan to kick one of running’s most nagging injuries

These exercises are perfect for the outdoor athlete looking to get stronger and faster while staying injury-free

After most MCL and ACL surgeries, doctors focus on treating and rehabbing the soft-tissue, while almost completely ignoring motor patterns and biomechanics

For an athlete, being injured is often harder psychologically than it is physically. But the elites have developed a few key tools to help stay happy and sane while healing.

This three-minute routine will make you faster and stronger and help keep you injury-free

We asked the experts how to diagnose, treat, and prevent running's most frustrating, most common injury

There’s no universal blueprint for treating a concussion. The protocol depends on the individual’s symptoms and medical history, and recovery times vary.

Our organ-by-organ breakdown of what happens inside your body when you push it in the heat

Medical experts explain what causes back pain during a run and how to treat it

Breaking down the latest research and what it means for every kind of runner

It's normal to have differences in strength, flexibility, and coordination between left and right sides, but when does it become a problem?

Stay in the game longer and stronger with a solid prehab routine, and go harder with a smart recovery routine

The right moves make you faster and more resilient. Here's how to get the most important part of your training routine right.

Outsmart three winter-specific risks before, during, and after your workout

Now you can take care of that kink anywhere, any time

As the trends have swung from minimalist slippers to fat shoes and back again, one thing has remained the same: to avoid injury, you need burly feet

Take care of the two things that support you wherever you go—and endure the most abuse

A Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist and a Harvard neurobiologist think they’ve discovered the antidote

You've probably been taught to run on soft surfaces whenever possible. Truth is, it doesn't make a difference.

Unpacking the buzz around the latest performance food

When the American cyclist quit the Tour, he did exactly what an athlete should do

It's summer! I'm doubling my mileage and already feeling the pain. What can I do, aside from cutting back or resting, to stay healthy?

Sure, you could swim laps. But you can also enhance your performance with this in-the-water workout that will burn calories—and rejuvenate your body.

So you want to start running? Make sure to get off on the right foot by avoiding these five common newbie errors.

How one team is leading pro cycling out of the concussion Dark Ages—and providing a potential road map for the NFL

You just have to tweak your training and eating habits. Here’s how.

An undiagnosed reaction to your pre-race meal could be hurting your athletic performance. Here's how to pinpoint—and fix—the issue.

Beginners, we have a secret for you. You don't need high-end gear or a fancy training plan to get better at skiing, running, or climbing. All you have to do is embrace the embarrassment and the pain—and don't forget to laugh. Trust us: It'll be good for your brain.

Paying attention to the details lead the team to amazing victories in 2012 and 2013, but a string of problems brought it all crashing down last year. Can cycling's top team rise again?

As sensor technology improves and becomes more practical, so does the ability of coaches and athletes to collect—and react to—more nuanced data.

Want to undo the damage of your desk job in 10 minutes? Crawl like a kid and start spinning like a Sufi monk.

Take the guesswork out of head injuries

I just had surgery after a skiing accident, and my wrist is in a cast for several weeks. What can I do to avoid losing strength while I can't move it?

Traveling for race day? A well-stocked dopp kit is your secret weapon.