If you’re like me, pull-ups are an impossible dream. That is the not the case for Jamshid Turaev. Last month, the Uzbek fitness enthusiast set a world record for pull-ups using just two index fingers.
In Dungeons & Dragons, every character has certain strengths and weaknesses, determined by their ability scores: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma. Your real-life self is made up of those abilities too, and you can level them up just like you do in-game.
A new study that tracked more than 10,200 men over a 20-year period finds those who became fathers gained weight, whether or not they wound up living with their kids.
I’d classify this question as so dumb it’s actually kind of interesting, in a hair-splitting, pedantic sort of way.
Many popular exercises are performed incorrectly, often by people who probably shouldn’t be attempting them in the first place. This can result in injuries and futility at the gym. We talked to the experts to find out which exercises are the most problematic, and how to do them correctly.
After a record number of comments, nominations, recommendations, and votes, Burt's Bees is your choice for best lip balm by a wide margin.
Your lips have barely survived the dryness of never-ending winter, and after a week of blazer weather they'll be subjected to the disgusting heat of summer once again. You need lip balm, but which one? Tell us in the comments.
When you're struggling to walk down the stairs the day after a tough workout, should you view your soreness as proof you worked hard, or as a sign you overdid it? The truth is somewhere in between. Let's learn about where soreness comes from and how to keep it from making you miserable.
Over at Medium, physical therapy professor Eric Robertson has written a fascinating piece about "exertional rhabdomyolysis" (a.k.a. "Rhabdo"), a devastating condition that results when physically fit people push their bodies so hard their muscle cells burst, flooding their kidneys with dangerous, or even deadly,…
Did you resolve to exercise more in 2013? If this graph from Google is any indication, you've got a tough road ahead of you.
Fitness trends come and go, but weight training in particular never seems to come into style. Part of the problem is that most people associate it with bodybuilding culture, and women in particular are reluctant to join the guys at the back of the gym.
Many sport climbers have entertained the idea of building a climbing wall in their own homes — but few of them ever actually pull it off.
Sure, icing your wrists can help you cool down more easily — but could chilling your palms help you lose weight and stay in shape?
The story begins with an insurrection, and ends with infanticide. A male gelada monkey, unsatisfied with his social standing, challenges the authority of a superior gelada. The payoff: a so-called "reproductive unit," comprising a dozen females, that will mate with him and him alone. If the usurper is victorious, he…
Mutation is one of the big driving forces behind evolution, as it can allow species to quickly gain the genetic tools necessary to survive and adapt. But even the perfect mutation can mean trouble if it can't work with others.