Eight life lessons from one of America's best marathoners
Matt Thomas was a world-class kayaker who got paralyzed in a mountain-bike accident. His friend Joe Jackson moved in for a demanding stint as a caregiver. Outdoor sports were off the table, of course—until Thomas heard about paragliding.
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The science on how, or even if, these powders, capsules, and goos really help remains inconclusive. But many athletes believe the placebo effect alone may be enough to nudge them to victory.
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In a sport plagued by career-ending injuries, somehow Walmsley hasn’t been hurt once during his phenomenal stretch of success
This summer in Bermuda, the Australian-born sailor will lead Oracle Team USA’s bid to retain the oldest trophy in international sports. The 37-year-old’s secret to staying on top? Stepping away from the boat.
After most MCL and ACL surgeries, doctors focus on treating and rehabbing the soft-tissue, while almost completely ignoring motor patterns and biomechanics
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.
Recent studies suggest that walking the webbing may boost balance, speed rehab, and keep your knees injury-free
Want to perform like a pro, even with the years piling up? Nick Heil got the deluxe treatment at Exos, a cutting-edge outfit that works with NFL players and soccer stars. He came out slimmer, stronger, and more focused—the perfect upgrade for anybody, at any age, who plays hard in the outdoors.
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Most of us will spend a third of our adult lives at a desk. Make the most of that time with these six workout essentials and transform your desk from a shackle into an efficient, flab-busting fitness tool.
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