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Can beer be considered a valuable source of carbs for post- training refueling? Marc Montreal, Quebec
Put down that dumbell and pay attention: Your eyes need training, too. Upgrade this all-important organ with our complete guide to better vision.
I give blood on a regular basis. Can you give me any tips on how to intermix blood donations with hard training? Allan D. Florida
Rule number one for total physical fitness? Where your back goes, all else follows. Keep yours in top shape with our guide to strength, flexibility, and injury treatment.
Several weeks ago I ran the marathon I've been training for since January, and now I've gained four pounds in the past six weeks. How can I keep the weight off? Help!
Knees are critical joints, and they can't be traded in like last year's cell phone. Keep your hinges state-of-the-art with our complete guide to strength, conditioning, and injury prevention.
You've done your rehab, your knee feels great, you think youre ready to return to action. But dont rush back into the fray. Avoid a repeat injury by first takingand passingthis return-to-sport test, provided by the Steadman Hawkins Center, a renowned orthopedic center in Vail, Colorado. Dont attempt to perform this test on your
After a long workout what should one's next meal consist of to get the most from the workout? Rory Boulder, CO
Someone once told me that if you mix some apple juice with water you can hydrate fasteris this actually true? Oliver New York, NY
After a long workout, what should I eat to get the most from my workout? Rory Boulder, CO
Train right with tips and tricks and of the trade from Chris Carmichael and Carmichael Training Systems.
You're gonna get hurtcount on it. Here are the new smart fixes for those inevitable breaks, tears, and strains.
Oxygen chambers allow you to simulate the world's altitude extremes. But should you? Depends on what you're after.
We cull 25 years of the best of Outside's esteemed Bodywork section to bring you the best advice on terrain hucking, knee recuperation, injury prevention, and more.
BROKEN BONES, TWEAKED KNEES, torn tendons: In days of yore—say, last year—these injuries would’ve promptly ended your season of biking, running, or hoops. Not anymore. Doctors are now shifting toward minimally invasive surgical techniques and natural healing stimulants that not only get you back in the game in top form…
Sore and suffering after a long day? Flush away the pain and restore your mojo with these eight feel-better tools.
Is no cut at all. The latest surgery-free solutions to sports injuries may help you bypass the O.R., and put you back at the top of your game.
Here's the deal: Ten breakthrough workouts from the best fitness experts and coaching pros around. Great tips for nutrition, gear, and fine-tuning your form. Killer ideas to keep you motivated. Ten high-performance meals you can prepare in less than ten minutes. It's everything you need to start fresh, keep your options wide open, and realize your fitness dream
Travel can be a minefield of fatigue, jet lag, strange food, and fitness regimens shot to hell. It doesn't have to be that way. With our road-warrior plan, you can fight back—and win.
I have been running four to six miles four days a week and my knee has started to hurt. I tried switching shoes, running on grass, etc. Icing seems to help a lot, but I don't know how long I should have it on there. Is half an hour too long to ice my knee? Cody Carik Bismarck, ND
In the nearly 30 years I've been hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, and kayaking, I've gone through a lot of gear. Most of it has been pretty good (like my Eureka Sentinel tent of a dozen years ago—heavy, but sturdy and roomy). Some of it has been pretty awful (like the…
The Fountain of Youth is a myth. But take heart: Intelligent training and an adventurous spirit will keep you running, kicking, screaming at the peak of your potential for years to come.
One score and five years ago, this magazine burst onto the scene with a bold idea and a mission. The idea was that, against all odds, adventure is alive and well—and a force to reckon with and celebrate. The mission was to find new heroes, phenomenal athletes and explorers, the…
Luxe locales to soothe your pain
Your well-tailored fitness program may be missing something importanta regular massage. Here's our hands-on guide to the right rub.
She's pinching, you're flinchingjust in time, professional advice for DIY massage
Five top jocks share their recovery secrets
She was making her way across Laos, when a jury-rigged bus slammed into her. A survivor's tale—and some hard-won advice.
Sick of protein shakes and energy biscuits? Meet the exercise physiologist who has revolutionized sports nutrition with a radical new diet for athletes—real food.
The final equation: Reinforce that joint with a few good exercises
SKIER'S HOP Start with your left leg on the ground and your right leg planted on an 8- to 12-inch-high platform. In one motion, use your right leg to leap laterally over the platform and land in the opposite of the starting position. Repeat, leaping from side to side…
Having blown both knees, the Olympic champ is back with her twice-proven prescription for total recovery
Heed those rusty hinges now, and they'll work more smoothly when it really counts
Coping with that oh-so-troubling lumbar region
Don't sweat that impending trip — it's easy to keep in shape away from home