How To Lift Weights: A Primer In Primacy

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. » 3/26/15 11:50am Thursday 11:50am

Please Enjoy Vol. 1 Of James Harrison's Workouts For Insane People

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. » 2/13/15 4:01pm 2/13/15 4:01pm

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 3:43pm 5/06/14 3:43pm

Ukrainian Outdoor Gyms Are The Best Outdoor Gyms

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. » 4/07/14 11:40am 4/07/14 11:40am

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 5:20pm 4/02/14 5:20pm

What's the Deal With Creatine?

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. » 10/23/13 2:40pm 10/23/13 2:40pm

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 3:15pm 6/15/13 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 3:00pm 6/11/13 3:00pm

Here's A Weird Arnold-Schwarzenegger-Themed Music Video We Found

The Arnold Classic, one of the biggest stops on the professional bodybuilding tour, is going on in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend. To mark the occasion, here's "Arnold," by Australian DJ Luke Million, spliced with clips and samples from 1977's Pumping Iron. It's strange and we like it. » 3/01/13 4:25pm 3/01/13 4:25pm

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 10:50am 8/31/12 10:50am

Weightlifter Matthias Steiner Dropped 432 Pounds On The Back Of 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… » 8/07/12 2:27pm 8/07/12 2:27pm

Nick Mangold's 5-8, 374-Pound Sister Makes US Olympic Weightlifting Team

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. » 3/05/12 12:15pm 3/05/12 12:15pm

Trent Richardson Doesn't Know How Much He Can Bench, Because Trainers…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Trent Smash! » 11/03/11 4:35pm 11/03/11 4:35pm

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 9:45pm 11/01/11 9:45pm

Weightlifter Pukes Attempting 1,000-lb Squat

This man didn't successfully squat 1,008 pounds, but he did manage to vomit all over the judge before passing out. (Great job by the spotter at the end, btw.) Did I mention it was projectile vomiting? [LastAngryFan via WindyCitizen] » 6/09/10 12:35am 6/09/10 12:35am

You Will Physically Flinch While Reading This Story

See those four things over on the left? Those are fasteners. They should be clamped on to dumbbell bars, and not your penis. One poor soul missed that memo. » 9/23/09 8:45pm 9/23/09 8:45pm

It's Nap Time When Timmy McGee SAYS It's Nap Time

When site banners and headlines collide, the results can be somewhat amusing. Meet the deceptively muscled tykes of the Trigg County powerlifting team. I'm guessing that's Timmy McGee in the yellow shirt. [TCPS] » 4/23/09 4:45pm 4/23/09 4:45pm