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The Cult of ‘Face Gains’

Like any dude looking for weight-loss hacks, I use Instagram to search for fitness tips. I follow all the typical trends: #fitnessmotivation, #fitnessjourney, #swoleoclock, to…

I’m a Weight Room Novice — How Many Reps Should I Do and How Much Weight Should I Lift?

When it comes to working out, we’re not all strongmen like Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (aka The Mountain). In fact, many of us could go our…

Inside Synthol Nation, Where Fake Swole Is the Goal

Hang out on the internet long enough and you’re bound to come across eye-catching stories about synthol: men inflating their testicles, teens inflating their arms…

All Fitness Influencers Are Full of Shit

Whenever I log on to Instagram, my heart drops a little. After years of living the lifestyle and covering the subject, fitness influencer behavior shouldn’t…