strength-training

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…

I Tried the Celebrity-Endorsed StretchLab And Can Now At Least Touch My Toes

Juan Ponce De León was a 16th-century Spanish explorer and conquistador, famous for both being the first governor of Puerto Rico, and for leading the…

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…