Once you've built adequate hip mobility, it's time to focus on strength
For one thing, if you're feeling thirsty, drink up
Even bagels, pasta, and sweets deserve a place in your personal food pyramid
You never forget how to ride a bike—but you might have a few things to learn about riding on trails
The popular self-massage devices have a devoted following, but the evidence for their benefits is murky
Bored with plain old soy milk? Here's everything you need to know about the ever expanding milk aisle.
An archaeologist faces an uncertain future
Laird Hamilton's rules for preventive maintenance
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
It's best to have everything you might need, even if you never have to use any of it
Work and play both stress the neck and shoulders. Here's how to recover.
Trying to eat perfectly all the time is a losing battle
Including, but not limited to, films on taxidermists, Olympians, and one very scary night for a park ranger
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
You don't always have to go out to work out
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.
Save yourself the aches and pains
Screaming quads don’t stand a chance
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.