Conventional wisdom on injury from running on hard surfaces like concrete or at fast speeds are typically untrue, but what role do they play?
After a long day on the slopes, your body deserves a little après of its own
Launched by Specialized CEO Mike Sinyard, Project New Day promotes the use of hallucinogens like mushrooms to treat addiction and PTSD
If all you want is a solid foam roller that will help calm your lower back and legs after a tough workout, look no further than the Grid. It’s nothing fancy—just a hollow core wrapped in ridged EVA foam to release those tight muscles.
Why runners—starting in youth—should schedule peaks, breaks and variety into their running year.
A holistic guide to strong, healthy shoulders
Work hard, play hard—that's how many of us live today. But it turns out that our supercharged lives aren’t so great for us, and fitness experts and doctors are now emphasizing restorative practices and rest to improve performance and overall health.
Hyperice’s massage ball was one of our favorite pieces of running tech in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide. This mini massage ball has the same three muscle-melting vibration settings as the regular version, but in a more travel-ready size. Pull it out after a long flight to relieve stiff…
A recently-released study confirms that there's no reason to suffer the discomfort of ice baths if your goal is recovery, as they reduce your body's ability to repair and build muscle.
This fun, easy method for recording how each workout feels can help you track training patterns, avoid overtraining, and reach your peak.
After a long day on the slopes, these 7 moves (which can be done at the bar) will help you recover and stay injury-free
10 exercises to make you strong, fast, and explosive on the hill
Here's what he learned from it
Last spring, Outside's features editor watched pro mountain biker Paul Basagoitia's documentary about the spinal-cord injury he sustained at Red Bull Rampage. Ahead of its HBO release this month, she and her partner viewed it again after their own life-altering experience.
Built for recovery, the OOahh Sport Flex sandals are perfect for walking neighborhoods, and will quickly become your new go-to post-activity shoe. The sandals absorb 37% more impact than traditional footwear to reduce stress on your feet and joints. Plus, the adjustable velcro upper and slide-on style makes for optimal…
A handful of new products are claiming they can. The jury's still out on whether they deliver enough of an edge to justify the agony.
The physiological and psychological responses to different types of interval workout depend on the details
The rest you take between repeats is as significant as the fast portions of an interval workout. Modifying the length and speed of your recoveries provides infinite training options.
It pays off to be smart about your recovery time
The theory makes sense, but actually showing that “hyperoxic training” makes you faster remains a challenge
Race stories do more than entertain—they help assess what went well, what went wrong and what you can do better.
After a crash, skier Roy Tuscany created the foundation to support other athletes who'd suffered life-changing injuries
A broken femur and other injuries forecast a long and uncertain recovery
With more participants in ultramarathons, more competitors are experiencing the joy of hallucinations and other ailments. Exile Medics steps into a newly necessary role.
For one thing, if you're feeling thirsty, drink up
An archaeologist faces an uncertain future
Sometimes you need to dig deep to hit those trouble areas, like your sciatic nerve. Pro-Tec makes three sizes of the Orb, all constructed of dense closed-cell EVA foam, but the Extreme Mini is the smallest and most aggressive of the lot. Place it on the floor or against a…
Runners have been big fans of these sticks for years, using them to roll out tight quads and calves after long runs. The center is slightly flexible, to allow the foam wrap to contour around your muscles for a wider massage. The whole thing is light, just 18 inches long,…
If you want a real postworkout stretch without having to ask a gym partner for help, this is your strap. The 58-inch-long elastic band has multiple large loops that you can slip a foot or hand through to get a deeper flex on sore hammies and quads.
Floyd’s of Leadville combines the proven muscle-soothing properties of arnica with the calming power of CBD in this balm. Rub the mixture on your skin after a workout, and let it do its thing. Peppermint and ginger lend a pleasant smell.
Researchers dig into the nitty-gritty of interval training, with insights of what, why, and how you should train for different goals