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Utah Skier Aaron Rice set out to break a world record for skiing uphill. In December, 2.5 million vertical feet later, he broke it. Along the way, he learned a few things about setting an ambitious goal and staying motivated.

We spent a year picking the brains of the best performers alive about the secrets to their success. Here's what we learned.

With so many fitness offerings to choose from, it’s hard to separate what works from what doesn’t

A new study brings up two more glaring reasons to avoid hitting the wall in training

Rule One: Don't confine your training to the gym. Movement needs to be a lifestyle. Rule Two: Don't just move. You need a goal. And you need to train.

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

Sure, running five minutes a day will help you live longer, but it's not going to get you in shape—or even scrape the surface of your potential.

Ingenious tips from essential wellness books

Sometimes when I'm in the middle of a really hard workout, it tastes like I'm sucking on metal. What's up with that?

Nathan’s Zeal race vest packs a lot of hydration into one small, efficient must-have.

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

Some people might be built for speed and others for distance, but everyone benefits from running faster. This is how you do it.

There’s a reason more and more amateur athletes are turning to professional trainers to retool their workouts: it’s the best way to improve performance.

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