Don't let pesky skeeters hold you back from enjoying the great outdoors

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

For serious performance gains, focus below your ankles

Even superstar Olympians need some help staying fresh through the competition

Probably not this time. Eva Holland looks at how a disturbing wildlife image went viral—generating anguish, anger, and confusion about the undeniably warming Arctic.

Big-wall climber Quinn Brett fell 100 feet while climbing El Capitan. Now paralyzed, she thinks back to her accident and reimagines her future.

Five exercises that will guarantee you have the strength to adventure all weekend, well into your eighties

When it comes to bikes and tech, morality is a moving target

It's time to let yourself go

Nail the basic form, then ramp it up with these five creative variations for better, stronger results

Tailor your training to the race you're going to run

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.

Master this basic move to build a strong core and stabilize your movement

It takes one piece of equipment to build strength, endurance, and total-body power

Hack your indoor training to help you set new PRs in the wild

Pair your regular workouts with this outdoor-friendly routine for superior strength, stability, and endurance

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

Forget complicated workout regimens. CrossFit phenom Christmas Abbott shows simple strength exercises are all you need to start feeling fierce

How a man wrongly convicted for murder spent nearly a decade in prison—and emerged as a fitness guru.

Challenge your friends to a grueling drill-based challenge, then whoop their butts.

Your legs are your foundation. With this quick-paced routine, you'll build the explosiveness and durability to conquer any mountain.

This may not be the answer you’re looking for, but it’s the truth: The most effective way to get back into shape (and stay that way) isn’t by just doing one magic move over and over. The good news? You may not have to work out more than or…

From terminator-style cycling shades to earphones that track your every move, wearable technology promises to change the way we train. But I had to ask, is it wearable?

Obviously, training off-road is the best way to get yourself ready for a trail race. But if you’re limited to your urban surroundings, says Colorado-based running and wellness coach Elinor Fish, it’s not critical. First, consider the race course: “Will it be rocky, rooty,…

Essential wisdom from the American running coach and legend

When done right, it’s the ultimate exercise to burn fat and increase power fast

Is your regular workout really working? We looked at some of the most popular in-the-gym moves, and found more effective ways to get you conditioned for real life.

You love to run. You hate to get hurt. Even if injuries are inevitable, there’s plenty you can do about them. Here’s your guide to fixing the most frequent problems.

Have trail and gym work turned you into a stiff? You need some flex time with Ashtanga yoga.

Build strength for ski season with this CrossFit-inspired workout

Barefoot-inspired shoes are flying off the shelves, and they're poised to transform the way we run. Here's how to make the most of running with less.

What are the best exercises to get in shape for backcountry skiing?

What's the best exercise to increase my vertical? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

I'm planning to run up the Sears Tower. What's the best way to train? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

You survive a plane crash in the Amazon? Who cares! What's far more likely to go wrong during an international journey is injuries and illnesses that would be easy to manage close to home but are much trickier on the far side of paradise. Here are seven frequent scenarios and how to handle them.

The latest research can help boost your horsepower—and cut your workouts in half

I'm having surgery on the big toe on my left foot, which will keep me on crutches for six weeks. The doctor has told me no pressure on the foot, not even from a stationary bike. What can I do to keep from totally losing my conditioning?

No time? No equipment? No excuses. Our experts kick your training into overdrive with customized 30-minute workouts for every harried athlete.

I overheard a personal trainer at my gym telling someone to walk up stairs two at a time. I didn't ask her why, and now I'm really curious. What's the benefit of taking stairs two at a time? Andy Santa Fe, NM

I understand how important rest is for optimal performance gains from training. While triathlon training, I consider swim days a break for the legs. However, as I increase intensity in the pool I’ve found that I fighting off crping in my legs late in the workout. I giving my legs ple rest? Alan Washington, D.C.

What is the best way to keep my legs strong without gaining muscle? I’m built like a sprinter and I build muscle very easily. I run, bike, inline-skate, ski, and play squash and tennis. I want to prevent injuries without adding muscle. I’ve had two knee surgeries and over 40. Jay Liverpool, New York

THIS STRENGTH REGIMEN—designed by Los Angeles–based coach Steve Ilg, author of Total Body Transformation (Hyperion)—was built to match the groove of the Zen room. » YOU CAN ACHIEVE what Ilg calls Wholistic Fitness with this routine, which utilizes yoga blocks to create strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility. » STRUCTURE RULES:…

Think of this as your adventure tool box: We’ve got the strength moves you need for peak performance, from core training to flexibility building to explosive power drills. Ramp up your fitness plan with these six workouts, guaranteed to get you buff—and ready to play outside.

Here's the deal: Ten breakthrough workouts from the best fitness experts and coaching pros around. Great tips for nutrition, gear, and fine-tuning your form. Killer ideas to keep you motivated. Ten high-performance meals you can prepare in less than ten minutes. It's everything you need to start fresh, keep your options wide open, and realize your fitness dream

With longer days looming, it's high time to build stronger, faster legs

As often as we use them, we can't help but abuse them. Or can we?

Heed those rusty hinges now, and they'll work more smoothly when it really counts

All recreational sport is really quite simple: You run. You jump. You throw. What's more, it's pretty easy to get good at these things.

Toughen your midsection, and hardy arms and legs are sure to follow