strength

For Young Men in the Slums of Nairobi, Getting Buff Is One of the Few Paths Out of Poverty

In most Western countries, young men start lifting weights in pursuit of some combination of better health, athletic improvement and the ever-elusive perfect aesthetic. In…

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…

Why Can’t Men Touch Their Toes?

Spider-Man can’t touch his toes. Er, rather, Tom Holland, the guy who plays Spider-Man, can’t. According to a red carpet interview with Celebrity StarCast, he…

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…