muscle-building

The Unheard History of Bodybuilding Forums, as Told by the Trolls and Counter-Trolls Who Made Them Huge

Once upon a time, the forums associated with sites like Muscular Development and Bodybuilding.com offered users everything they could have wanted: an opportunity to interact…

From Working Men to World-Class Athletes, Stone Lifting Has Always Been the Ultimate Feat of Strength

The large round stones were arranged in a neat row toward the rear of Fort Worth’s MetroFlex gym. Ranging from 50 pounds to 300, they…

A Brief(s) History of the Pro-Wrestling Posedown

These days, no one poses in a wrestling ring quite like current WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley, a legitimate amateur wrestler and semi-legitimate MMA “tomato…

The Fake Strongmen of Instagram Have Only Gotten Bigger

When I first wrote “The Fake Strongmen of Instagram,” my aim was pretty simple: As a weightlifter myself, I wanted to inform people about the…