The second-annual Body Issue is out. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out online here. It’s one of the coolest issues we do all year. The photos are beautiful and the athletes who posed for them are pretty dang daring — and their bodies are something to behold.
Also, my story on The Power of Belief and the placebo effect is inside. I know, I know. Who wants to read when there are photos of naked athletes?! Look at the photos. Take your time. Then go back and read the stories. They’re all really great.
I’ve been working on this story for months, ever since I picked up a Power Balance bracelet at the Los Angeles Marathon. I was intrigued. What came of that day is a research project on the most powerful advantage athletes have — the power of their own minds.