bodybuilding

Inside the Guts of the World’s Strongest Men

For most spectators, seeing a huge dude like former World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall waddle onstage, bend down and deadlift 1,102 pounds is enough. The…

Buff v. Swole v. Brolic: Where Do We Get All of Our Goofy Muscle Terms From?

Two decades ago, I was a 15-year-old meathead awash in a sea of meathead jargon. I tipped the scales at 240 pounds of puffy, puberty-powered…

The Rise of ‘Muscle Workout Chart’ Facebook Groups

For the past four months, Shravan Upadhayay, a 30-year-old tech consultant in Faridabad, India, has been on a strict workout regime. He lifts four to…

Why Don’t Some People Know Their Own Strength?

You know that guy — that one friend of yours who doesn’t quite seem to grasp just how strong he is. Whether it’s a finger-bruising handshake or…