An Ex-Con's Guide To Prison Weightlifting

Lifting weights in an American prison means joining a culture unlike any seen in a free-world gym, full of crudely welded pig iron and rust. Men forsake masturbation to improve their bench-press stats and consume cans of Jack Mack, the cheapest tinned fish in the world, along with the filthy broth it's packed in for… »5/06/14 3:52pm5/06/14 3:52pm

Health Is Bad For You: My Weird Weekend At Toronto's Fitness Shitshow

TORONTO—"Dear Toronto Pro Supershow Delegate," read a slip of paper handed to everyone checking in at Toronto's Intercontinental Hotel on Friday. "For your convenience we have 'Special Towels' through our Housekeeping Department. We recommend that these special towels/ linens be used in conjunction with any treatments… »6/11/13 3:00pm6/11/13 3:00pm

Learn About Grippers, The Affordable Way To Demonstrate Your Unnatural Forearm Strength

The man above is Manfred Hoeberl, a former fixture in the World's Strongest Man competitions they periodically rerun on ESPN2. He was—is?—very, very strong. But he doesn't use your silly, wasteful, boring means to test his strength. Nope. He uses grippers. They're affordable. And certified! Josh Levin explains, on… »9/28/12 4:35pm9/28/12 4:35pm

This Egyptian Bodybuilder Has The World's Most Freakishly Large Biceps

Egypt's Moustafa Ismail has now been certified by the world record-recognizin' folks at Guinness as officially having the world's most ginormous guns, measuring some 31 inches around. (That's, like, three inches less than my waist.) The 24-year-old Ismail maintains such musculature by subsisting on a regular regimen… »9/14/12 12:55am9/14/12 12:55am