What I Learned From Four Months of Lifting Outdoors

Ever since gyms closed in March, I’ve been working out at home. And since my house doesn’t have a suitable place for many of...

Should You Give an Unsolicited Form Check?

Not long ago, I posted a pair of videos on Instagram. One was of me swinging a kettlebell at the beginning of quarantine; the...

These Are the 10 Best Things in My Gym Bag

All you need to lift a weight is just yourself, and the weight. But there are a lot of handy things that can help,...

What to Do Before a Workout

If you’re new to exercising, or if you just feel a little awkward about working it into your day, it will help to have...

I Built These DIY Squat Stands and They Actually Work

I’ve got a barbell, but for the first three months of pandemic life I had no place to put it except the ground. That’s...

Snag Cheap Home Gym Equipment Right Now

I’ve had pretty good instincts about timing this year, I think. I ordered a barbell and some bumper plates in March, the day before...

How to Safely Hang Dumbbells From a Barbell

If you have a barbell but not quite enough plates, you’ve probably spent this quarantine hanging things off it in extremely sketchy ways. On...

How to Combine Lifting and Running

If you’re a runner, it helps to be strong. If you lift weights, it’s still good to do a little cardio. But sometimes you...

Underestimate Yourself When You Return to the Gym

Gyms in many areas are reopening, or will be soon, and a lot of us can’t freaking wait to get back to normal workouts....

How to Start Exercising

Reading about exercise when don’t do it is like looking up at a speeding train on an overpass. I’d be doing fine if I...