Fitness

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Retreat

Sometimes, instead of surging forward on another explosive, equipment-intensive adventure, what you really need to do is fall back and get some perspective. Here are three adventures to help you challenge your own status quo.

Telltale Heart

Had enough of mysterious fitness plateaus, mindless exertion, confusing estimates and lackluster results? Make sense of it all with the tell-all help of a heart-rate monitor.

Easy Does It

Scrape off all the crazy hype, jargon, and mixed messages usually associated with health and fitness, and you’re left with the important stuff — which really isn’t so complicated after all.

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Very Proprioceptive of You!

According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, proprioceptive forms of training – activities, like balancing on a wobbly surface, that require the body to “self-monitor” and adjust based on subtly shifting physiological signals – are very effective in improving dynamic joint stabilization and functional strength. But wait, that’s not all!

Strength for All

How much cash would you slap down for a magic pill that would grant you a lifetime of physical strength, vibrant good health, mental sharpness, and – that most prized possession – a good-looking body? Don’t bother answering, because you can win all these benefits and more without resorting to magic or medication. All you have to do is add a range of muscle-building exercises to your regular fitness regimen.

Lift!

Weightlifting isn’t just for muscle heads, it’s for anyone who wants to see and feel their body at its best.

A World of Hurt

Athletic injuries are one aspect of fitness we can all do without. Here’s how to avoid the pain, heal the damage and come back better than before.

Make a Muscle

You work out, watch what you eat, and lead a healthy lifestyle — so you’ve probably got plenty to be proud of already. Yet you don’t have to be a hardcore bodybuilder to want (and get) a little more visual pump in your physique. In order to find out exactly what it takes, we talked to the patron saint of hard-gainers, three-time Mr. Olympia, Frank Zane.

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Powder Run

Whether you’ve never set foot on a snowboard, or would just as soon never get off, put down in the deep stuff at Whistler-Blackcomb and you’ll be in for the ride of your life.

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Wild Ride

From mountain switchbacks to the wide-open spaces of the western slope, Colorado is an off-road bicyclist’s paradise. Whatever your skill level, you’ll find challenge, thrill and inspiration in this garden of single-track gods.