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As wacky recovery tech goes mainstream, science writer Christie Aschwanden explains what works and what doesn’t

For some climbing rangers in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, every ridgeline holds the memory of a rescue, every peak a body bag. It's more than they can handle alone.

The flu is a serious illness. Take the time to recover, or you may miss a lot more running.

Your calf muscles are most likely a little weak and really tight. Here are our favorite stretches and exercises to take care of them.

Adopting a longer and more flexible training schedule can maximize each workout and reduce the risk of running injury.

In her new book, 'Good to Go,' science writer Christie Aschwanden breaks down popular myths about recovery

After giving up competitive running, cycling, and triathlon, I bought a farm in Tennessee. I didn’t know at the time how challenging—and life-affirming—growing my own food would be.

If Ryan Levinson fell in the water, there would be no easy way for him to swim to safety. But he decided to live on a sailboat anyway.

The little orca known as Scarlet is dead. Will her death be a turning point for the Northwest's endangered Southern Resident killer whales? Washington State governor Jay Inslee is proposing strong action.

More than half of all athletes will overdo it at least once in their running career. Use these tips to recognize subtle signs that you're approaching overtraining.

New research confirms that a week of hot tub sessions helps your body adapt to heat

Studies show jumping in the pool may be more effective than rest to help you bounce back between running workouts

Keep it simple. Consistency is key. Get out of your own way.

We asked some of most prominent experts what to expect in the coming year

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

You can do a lot more with a foam roller than you might think

You don’t really need more gear. You need knowledge and inspiration.

Under Armour's new PJs promise more Z's, plus athletic recovery. This I had to try.

To fuel for athletic success, consider specificity, periodization, and personalization

Bequi Livingston found power and confidence in physical strength. Now she's teaching other women to do the same.

Nonprofit the Phoenix has a radical idea for those recovering from drug and alcohol addictions—get moving

We love this because of its unique design, which wraps a multi-density foam over a rigid, hollow core. During testing, we’ve found that the material gives a better, firmer massage than the cheap foam found on most rollers.

A new crop of CBD food is aimed directly at helping athletes—and it tastes good, too

Knee pain plagues athletes of all stripes. Here's how the experts handle it.

Sidelined? Here's a little advice from the pros on staying sane—and coming back stronger than ever.

We're kicking off a new fitness column by surfing legend Laird Hamilton. First up: his top tips for performing at your best.

From virtual-reality meditation to infrared saunas, these are the latest innovations and insights for improving your well-being

Five athletes share their favorite products to help catch some z's away from home

Ultrarunner Hillary Allen took a life-threatening fall last year at the Tromso Skyrace in Norway.

Lower back pain can be persistent and difficult to fix. These yoga poses can help.

Testing 59 pairs of running socks, we ran everywhere from the French Alps to the sunny beach paths of California. Here’s what we found.

Veggie-based jerky, chocolate "milk," and gluten-free toaster pastries that still taste indulgent? Yes, please.

After a long summer in the sun, take care of your skin with these community favorites

Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky are back with a new cookbook filled with the recipes that fueled Flanagan's historic win at the New York City Marathon

Tim Conibear started a surf therapy program in Cape Town that's helping thousands of kids discover both surfing and a sense of community

Don't let the long days and warm temps lull you into complacency

Rarely will you find a fitness tip that is equally applicable to all areas of your life

You don’t train the same way every day. Here’s why you should periodize everything else, too.

‘In Constant Motion’ follows ultrarunner, Adam Campbell, as he returns to trail running after a life-threatening fall.

In one of the most complex caves in the world, a handful of divers raced against the clock to locate the stranded team

It's not just running. Two new studies confirm that weightlifting provides a similar boost to mental health.

Don't ride on empty. Eat something that’s good enough to feed the pros.

Don't fall in the trap of more is better

The pro runner suffered an injury in the middle of the Olympics. Here's how she plotted her comeback.

Summertime means our favorite foods are in season. Eat up.

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

Keep this stuff in your 4x4 at all times

The little green legumes are having a moment in the plant-based fitness world

It feels good, but does it boost performance? Only randomized controlled trials can tell us.

Build strength, resilience, and flexibility with this gear

You don't have to lift less as you get older—you just have to make a few adjustments to your training

Researchers explore the psychology of running injuries

In other words, the season's most refreshing brews

Or at least that's the thinking among the elite athletes who are adopting treatments that were once considered fringe. A former EMT turned acupuncturist weighs in on the movement.

Keep getting your eight hours, but the science is more complicated than you might expect

High mileage without the sticker shock

The post-exercise recovery trend has produced mountains of new research. But can you trust the results?

Products based on the age-old concept of vibration therapy are cropping up everywhere, and athletes are some of their biggest advocates

Thanks to smartphones and watches, athletes can track more data than ever. But is HRV all that really matters?

After an hours-long day in the mountains, all we want to do is eat. These are the Outside staff's go-to meals.

It used to be that we all slowed down with time. Not anymore.

The anti-inflammatory is extracted from the marijuana plant. Is this bud for you?

In short, nothing good—and just one bad night can trigger a cascade of scary side effects

Don't overlook the most important part of your training cycle

For the first time, the International Olympic Committee is researching what it takes for new moms to return to high-level competition

An otherwise fit 42-year-old, I had the range of motion of a sycamore.

The entrepreneur believes that biohacking can rocket your body and mind to peak performance. His Bulletproof diet zoomed into the mainstream, his Bullet-proof coffee has everyone quaffing butter, and his Bulletproof books fly off the shelves. Now Bulletproof Labs is out to hack, well, everything.

She's one of the world's best cyclists, and she has her routine dialed

The tools that help her train for one of running's biggest marathons

When in doubt, reach for these science-backed ingredients

The tools and tricks the pros use to stay injury-free

Sure, eating less is the main driver of weight loss, but nailing the right amount of shut-eye each night helps too

It's nature's perfect post-workout meal, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise

The (surprisingly affordable) tools they use to build strength, power, and stability

The author and human guinea pig asked elite performers for advice on getting better sleep. Here’s what they said.