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

A Day at Muscle Beach with the World's Strongest Man

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! »4/02/14 5:34pm4/02/14 5:34pm

91-Year-Old Weightlifter Is Stronger Than You And Every Old Person Ever

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… »6/15/13 3:15pm6/15/13 3:15pm

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

Russian Powerlifter Drops 400 Pounds On His Chest, Reportedly Dies

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… »8/31/12 10:50am8/31/12 10:50am

Weightlifter Matthias Steiner Dropped 432 Pounds On The Back Of His Head, Somehow Got Back Up

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… »8/07/12 2:27pm8/07/12 2:27pm

Today In Fatal, Taser-Involved Gold's Gym Rampage News

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: »11/01/11 9:45pm11/01/11 9:45pm