weightlifting

How to Lift Your Way to a Bigger, Smarter Brain

Conventional wisdom — and that weird librarian from middle school — say reading books is the best way to become smarter. But new research shows…

My Three Months on Kratom, the ‘Miracle Drug’ for Bodybuilders and Opiate Addicts

I first caught wind of kratom back in 2016, when filmmaker Chris Bell told me at that year’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Expo in Las…

The Dystopian Future of Extremely Expensive Fitness Equipment

I’ve covered a couple of Arnold Classics over the past decade, and in each successive year, one fitness equipment brand name looms ever larger: Rogue…

What to Look For in a Gym Buddy

Trying to find the perfect workout partner — one who keeps you motivated, even when you can barely bench 100 pounds — can feel a…