strength

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…

What the Hell Is ‘Old Man Strength’ Anyway?

Rodney Hahn may be 58 years old, but it’s a pretty safe bet that if you’re reading this, he could destroy you in pull-ups. In…

If the Ability to Arm Wrestle Is the Ultimate Test of Toughness, Why Doesn’t Anyone Care About Pro…

The provocation was a familiar one, albeit made in an unusual context. Kaitlin Bennett, a gunslinging open-carry activist and recent Kent State graduate, took to…