strength

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…

Why We Love to Lie About the Presidents’ Bodies

For a brief, thrilling moment last week, Twitter took an interest in modern sculpture. The object of our fascination wasn’t particularly new, but it was…

How Much You Can Bench Has Absolutely Nothing to Do With Strength

Throughout my gym-going life, I’ve been dogged by questions about how much I can bench. Even in high school and college, when athletics and functional…

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…