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Workout Of The Week: Descending Tempos

Variation: To mix things up, run half of your pickups on the roads and the other half on the trails or track. Photo: Scott Draper/CompetitorIt’s a …

Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Go on Display in London

Monroe's collaborations with photographers Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland produced some of the most iconic images of her career.<p>Two legendary celebrity photographers are united in their mutual affinity for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," an exhibition showing at The Little …

It Girls Get Ready for the Golden Globes

On Saturday afternoon, <i>W</i> magazine's Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg honored her favorite up-and-coming stars at the annual pre-Golden Globes It Girl luncheon in Los Angeles. Actresses Kiernan Shipka, Rowan Blanchard, Bel Powley, Emilia Clarke, Jaime King, and Moran Atias were joined by models Chanel …

Dad Can't Tell His Daughter and Her 'Twin Stranger' Apart

A teenager tracked down a stranger who looked so much like her that even her own dad couldn't tell them apart.<p>When faced with Shannon Lonergan, 21, …

The Chicago Protests Aren't Just About Laquan McDonald

Activists are clashing in the streets with the same police force whose actions they’re protesting.<p><i>Updated on November 25 at 3:06 p.m.</i><p>Marchers took to the streets of Chicago Tuesday night, protesting the death of Laquan McDonald. McDonald, a 17-year-old black man, was shot by Officer Jason Van Dyke …

High-Fat Diets for Endurance

Taking a closer look at claims that fat can make you faster.<p>Normally when a new article I've written hits newsstands, I'm eager to spread the news as widely as possible. But I have to admit I've been a bit nervous about my article on high-fat diets for endurance athletes, which is in the new issue …

Diets

Joint Venture

Maintaining mobility in your joints can be overlooked when training. Use these exercises to keep your joints healthy and strong.<p>​<p>​<p>Lots of runners lift weights and hit the yoga mat to keep injuries at bay. Increasing strength and flexibility is important, but there's another piece of the …

Workouts

What A Real Paleo Diet Looks Like

Steve Rinella

How to Go From Zero to Running

Seven ways to learn to run with a smile on your face.<p><i>I’m starting from ground zero this spring in terms of my activity. I had a fight with Mother Nature, and she won this winter! I’ve been fit in the past with cycling classes and Zumba, but now I want to focus on learning to run. I must admit I’m</i> …

Marathons

Power Boost - Strength Exercises to Help You Run Faster

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>Puma’s Hybrid Runner Mixes Street Style With Tech<p>2<p>How Dehydration Makes You Dumber<p>3<p>Natural Ways to Chill Out Before a Race<p>4<p>Is Your Butt Slowing You Down?<p>5<p>Run in My World: London<p>Created for From Runner's World for Created by Runner's World for<p>Jaybird<p>Use these explosive …

Exercise

Injuries - The Running Bug

The Tabata Torcher

Crank up your metabolism and test your willpower with this pushup challenge<p>Most guys abandon the pushup for the bench press sometime in high school. But the old-school move can be a muscle-blasting, calorie-igniting challenge when done using the Tabata Protocol. Here's how the fast-and-furious …

Workouts

The Horrible Hundreds Challenge

Test your strength, stamina, power, and mental toughness with this heart-pounding challenge<p>You will need to work at 100 percent of your ability to get through this grueling fitness test. This weekend's challenge, courtesy of Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b>, involves two …

Health

This Weekend, Make Your Lungs and Muscles Burn!

Test your conditioning and your total-body strength with this sprinting, pushing, and jumping challenge<p>Sprinting and backpedaling for 5 yards doesn't sound too hard—until you add fast, muscle-burning groiners and pushups at either end.<p>"You'll be up and down and up again, challenging your heart, …

Countdown Sets Workout Exercises Demos, Day 2

Countdown sets is a muscle-building strategy where you force your muscles to grow by pausing an exercise at a point in its range of motion. Head over …

Workouts

The 30 best abs exercises of all time

Athletes of all sports—from baseball to football to hockey—base their physical training on improving the strength of their core using compound …

How to Design the Perfect Circuit

Whether you’re crunched for time or simply need to shake up your current workout program, circuit training is your answer. Defined as performing one …

6 Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

Attack Your Abs and Your Glutes with One Genius Move

Hammer your front and backside at once<p>While guys spend a lot of time working their abs, they don't pay as much attention to their backside. And that's a problem because one of your body's largest and most powerful muscle groups resides there: your glutes. So BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator ofthe</b> …

2014 Triathlete Buyer's Guide: Apps

The 2014 <i>Triathlete Buyer’s Guide</i> magazine is out on newsstands now (and check out the digital version), and we’re giving you a sneak peek right here. …

Running: A Course Catalog

Whether you're a newbie or just need a refresher, we have a class for you.<p>It's September, readers, and that can mean only one thing: National, Punctuation Day is nearly upon us.<p>OK, so it means two things: It's also back-to-school time. And not the Rodney Dangerfield kind, either. The real kind. And …

Social Media

Is Age-Related Decline Inevitable?

Researchers measure power, efficiency in masters cyclists.<p>How does physical performance change as we get older? And how much of that is due to changing activity/training patterns, rather than age itself? These are tricky questions to answer, but masters athletes -- that growing cohort of people who …

Research

Mindfulness for Athletes

Harnessing brain research to enhance performance.<p>Earlier this year, I wrote an article for <i>Outside</i> magazine about some neat neuroscience research from Martin Paulus's group at the University of California, San Diego. Part of the research involves using advanced brain imaging to look for differences …

Mindfulness

Combining Strength and Endurance Training

How much do they interfere with each other?<p>This isn't breaking news, but I think it's interesting. While looking through some presentations from last year's Pan Pacific Conference of Medicine and Science in Sport (for a story I'm working on), I stumbled across John Hawley's presentation, "Endurance …

Exercise

The Original 21 Day Shred Ab Workout

Workouts

The All-Pro Endurance Challenge

Saints running back Darren Sproles outlasts his opponents every game. How does your stamina compare to one of the fittest players in the NFL? Find out with this brutal three-move circuit<p>The typical NFL play lasts only about four seconds, so players need to be extremely fast in short bursts. …

Fantasy Football

The 3-Minute Squat and Pushup Challenge

Test your total-body strength with this fast-paced, two-move challenge<p>You've done pushups and squats, but never like this. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b> paired together the two classic body-weight moves to create this weekend's heart-pumping, muscle-blasting, fast-paced …

Workouts

Kick Your Cardio into Reverse

This running challenge will crush calories and test your lung power<p>When's the last time you ran <i>backward</i>? Sure, you might not look cool doing it, but studies have found that motoring in reverse torches more calories, works your lungs more efficiently, and helps your bones to absorb shock more …

Exercise

The Belly Flab Burner

Torch calories and stoke your metabolism with this kettlebell swing and burpee challenge<p>If you want to fry fat fast, then try this tough countdown challenge of kettlebell swings and burpees. These two heart-pumping moves work every last muscle in your body at a blistering pace, so you pack more …

Workouts

The 4-Move Drill That Fries Fat Fast

Make your lungs and lower-body burn with this explosive weekend challenge<p>If you want to build your best body, add plyometrics to your routine. The explosive power movements can put you on the fast track to a better-performing, more athletic-looking body, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S. author of <i>The</i> …