weightlifting

Is There Room on YouTube for Realistic Fitness Advice?

Michael Quinn’s fitness journey began like most everybody else’s—in January, as part of a New Year’s resolution. The London-based financial analyst weighed just over 200…

This Viral Study Was So Convincing It Fooled a Bunch of Academics (and Me)

In May, I published an article on MEL about “fat bodybuilding.” As someone who regularly lifts weights, but has also struggled with my body image…

The Perilous, Secret World of Steroids for Female Bodybuilders

Steroid use, while far from normalized or acceptable, has become much more commonplace since the advent of the internet. It’s now easier to learn about…

Bro, Quit Checking Your Phone Between Sets, Bro

Stop staring at your phone and just do the damn workout, bro! We get it: You’re a gym rat who can’t wait to tell your…

Death by Muscle