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8 Foods to Calm a Weak Stomach

For many runners, stomach pain is a nagging constant, and the culprit is often food. “Runners with GI distress don’t necessarily have weak stomachs. They’re just eating the wrong things in the wrong amounts and at the wrong times,” says Tara Dellolacono, an ultrarunner, registered dietitian, and nutritional strategist for Clif Bar. Here’s the deal: Carbs are the body’s best ...

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Sasha DiGiulian on the Secrets of Proper Recovery

I train for climbing six days a week. It’s tough on my body. Traveling constantly takes a toll, too. In order to progress athletically, one of the most important pieces of the puzzle is staying healthy and injury-free. There are a lot of different recovery practices out there, but these are the six things that have worked best for me. Cryotherapy ...

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A Woman’s Place Is with the Powerlifters

Sitting on a gym floor in Brooklyn, Araliya Ming Senerat and two other members of the Women’s Strength Coalition describe how powerlifting has helped them overcome trauma. The actual goal of powerlifting, they explain to me, is to lift the most weight. But the sport has also enabled these women to cope with eating disorders, PTSD, and suicidal thoughts. Imagine ...

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How to Make Cross-Country More ‘Extreme’

At last Sunday’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon, Molly Huddle ran 1:07:25—a new American record. In doing so, Huddle dethroned the illustrious Deena Kastor, whose mark of 1:07:34 stood since 2006. “I couldn’t dream of passing the torch to a more deserving athlete,” Kastor tweeted afterward, throwing in the #cleansport hashtag for good measure. For Huddle, who will be contesting her ...

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Eat This to Build Muscle

Anti-protein powder sentiment is brewing in some circles of the outdoor community. Six months ago, I wrote this piece, which recommends a few good protein powders. Many reader reactions were, to put it mildly, not positive. Here’s a representative sample of some of the comments I received: To quickly address each concern: Science says your kidneys will be fine. Many ...

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The Best Exercises for a Strong Back

Your core is the powerhouse of your body—the place from which most of your movement starts. But many forget that your back is an integral part of the core and often neglect those muscles during training. “The back is the unsung hero of our physique. Because you can’t see it in the mirror, it tends to get less attention than ...

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The 7 Best Training Apps

Whether you’re gym-averse, looking to track your latest vert, or trying to perfect your swim form, the right app can help you reach your training goals, says Los Angeles–based personal trainer Mike Donavanik. But with countless options hitting the market every day, it can be hard to find the right fit. We want you spend your time training and playing ...

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A Spirited Defense of Protein Powder

Anti-protein powder sentiment is brewing in some circles of the outdoor community. Six months ago, I wrote this piece, which recommends a few good protein powders. Many reader reactions were, to put it mildly, not positive. Here’s a representative sample of some of the comments I received: To quickly address each concern: Science says your kidneys will be fine. Many ...

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You're Never Too Old to Train at Intensity

Cycling coach and world-class rider Gary Hoffman, 66, knows exactly why older athletes often lack explosive power. They tell themselves to plod toward the horizon, convinced that the days of sprints, leaps, launches, and dynos are gone. But Hoffman—and recent science—says don't listen to foot-dragging naysayers. “For years people told me I wasn’t a sprinter,” says Hoffman, who last summer won ...

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Women and Men Should Race the Same Distance

Until recently, being a running fan in the United States was a pretty melancholy experience. At the start of this millennium, if you cared about American performances in professional track and field or road racing, you probably felt the way that this placid gentleman does about the men’s national soccer team. How things have changed. Following last year’s remarkable showing ...

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