Hafþór Björnsson, the strongman who played The Mountain on Game of Thrones, shared his daily diet as he trains for World’s Strongest Man 2016. He advises against normal humans following his regimen, and it’s obvious why when you add up the amount of food.
Most days, if I remember, I’ll have a multivitamin with my breakfast, along with two small gelcaps with 1,000 international units of vitamin D (desk monkey, you know) and a probiotic. If I forget, I’ll probably feel no better or worse by midday. If I’m getting sick, I’ll suck on a zinc lozenge and pop a couple caps of…
Here is Saquon Barkley, freshman running back at Penn State, lifting a great deal of weight like it’s no big deal:
WWE wrestler The Undertaker is 50 years old, but he can still deadlift 405 pounds.
Shota Mishvelidze is a weightlifter from Georgia whose appearance at the world championships in Houston did not end well.
Lifting weights should be simple. You go to a place with a bunch of metal and pick it up and put it down until you look like The Incredible Hulk. But weightlifting—like any other worthwhile pursuit—requires study, planning, and care to succeed at, which sucks.
Linebacker James Harrison enjoys Instagramming his workouts. Here he is lifting 135 pounds from a standing position with one hand, because he's a maniac.
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…
In his book Kachalka: Muscle Beach, photographer Kirill Golovchenko documents a famous, open-air gym outside of Kiev. More than 200 weight lifting stations, all improvised out of of scrap metal and spare car parts, stretch out over six square miles on the island of Tuhev.
The tires weigh 330 pounds, but they lift as easily as hula hoops in the hands of this Nordic god. In a puff of chalk, he hugs the rubber rings and scurries quickly through the sand. As he hoists the third and final tire onto the platform, he turns to the cheering crowd on Venice Beach: Who is the king? I am!
Creatine has been wildly popular since the 1990s. It's touted as a shortcut to gaining lean muscle mass, and packed into everything from supplement pills and powders to sports drinks. But how does it work, if at all? Is it even safe? Allow us to demystify this strange chemical beast.
Sy Perlis, an American 91-year-old weightlifter, bench pressed 187.5 pounds last Saturday at the National Bench Push-Pull Press and Dead Lift Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. He competed in the 90-and-over group, and broke the world record for the heaviest weight ever benched by a nonagenarian. He beat the previous…
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…
Be warned: What happened to poor Igor Golushkin in the video above is not for the squeamish. These details are unconfirmed, but according to this report by Red Hot Russia, Golushkin was trying to bench press 185 kg (approximately 408 pounds) when the bar fell on his chest, tearing his diaphragm and breaking his…
German weightlifter Matthias Steiner claimed gold in Beijing, but faltered today in the most painful manner while attempting to snatch 196 kilograms, just over 432 pounds. While Steiner's cleared 200kg in the snatch easily before, he was unable to clear the weight today—leading to a moment so scary match officials…
Perpetual Pro Bowl Jets center Nick Mangold weighs 307 pounds. He has to block the Vince Wilforks and Haloti Ngatas of the world. But he's probably not as strong as his younger sister, Holley, who qualified for the 2012 Olympics last night.
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Normally, this would just be a paragraph from a news article, complete with a link to the media outlet from which it was quoted. But the Tale of Chad Brothers of Troy is so amazingly amazing that that just won't cut it. That photo came from his Facebook page which he apparently opened, oh, a day earlier. So, off we go: