Exercise

The Beginning Of The Ironman

Few in the passionate throng who anticipate the annual Ironman race realize how close the original idea for the race was to...

Surprisingly, Sports Drinks Actually Work

The evidence in support of carbohydrate drinks is flimsier than you might think—which is why the results of a new study are...

How Do You Build A Barbell To Deadlift 1,000 Pounds?

Way back in 1987, at the Pure Strength strongman competition in Scotland, iconic strength athlete Jón Páll Sigmarsson successfully lifted a 1,005-pound...

The Gym Designed For Nerds

Welcome to Nerdstrong, the Los Angeles gym that mixes comic books and CrossFit. There’s an unassuming storefront, tucked into an unassuming strip mall in North...

Flywheel And SoulCycle Face More Competition And An Uncertain Future

At the end of December, users of the popular cycling class Flywheel received an email in their inboxes with the ominous subject line, “An...

The Eternal Treadmill Of Fitness Trends

New year, same resolution. Do you remember Face-o-Metrics? How about FloMotion? Or kitchen calisthenics? Me neither. But The Times recorded these and many, many other modern...

The Newest Obstacle Course Show Is A Nice Blend Of The Rock And ‘Nightmare...

‘The Titan Games,’ NBC’s new entry in the televised obstacle course wars, takes the format to an extreme by adding in a whole bunch...

‘Experts’ Say Everyone Will Try One Of These Fitness Trends This Year

Whether you work out at home or in the gym, basic cardio and weightlifting tend to be the staples in most people's fitness routines,...

Is The Polar Bear Plunge A Good Workout?

When Scott Carney first saw the photo of a nearly naked man sitting comfortably on a glacier in the frigid cold, he was skeptical. The...

It’s Probably A Waste Of Time To Make These New Year’s Resolutions

Don't set yourself up for failure. Sticking to a New Year’s resolution can feel like a losing battle. A 1988 study from the University of...