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Weight training: What is the ideal rep range for your goals?

Rep ranges, like most topics in lifting, can be explained by progressive overload.

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Why “micro workouts” can have significant mental and physical benefits

There are advantages to fitting short bursts of exercise into your day.

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Mindfulness plays a crucial role in lifting — here’s how to do it right

Research shows that mental training can increase gains at the gym.

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Is creatine necessary? A shortage of the cult-like supplement forces lifters to question its importance

While creatine has a long history as a strength and performance supplement, there’s still a bit of confusion around it.

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Do three-second lifts work? A sports science breaks down how much time you should actually spend lifting weights

A few seconds of lifting a day can lead to strength, but there’s a catch.

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How to start lifting at any age

Does strength fade as we age — or can we maintain it?

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Why is it nearly impossible to master the squat?

The exercise may take a lifetime to master.

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Is lifting weights good for runners? Yes, if you do it right

Strength training can help runners achieve faster times and prevent common injuries.

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How to set weight lifting goals and succeed: 3 expert tips to hit your benchmarks

Finding balance is key to following through on your goals.

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What are good weight lifting benchmarks? The science of milestones, explained

We all train to get somewhere, even if we don’t know where to.

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What time should you eat to gain muscle? The complex science, explained

Does meal timing affect muscle growth? Here’s what you need to know.

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Is coffee before workouts good or bad? The benefits of caffeine, explained

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How to get good at exercise: The secret is right in front of you

Here are the exercises to try again.

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Upper body strength: The exercises and stretches you need to try

Too many “leg days”? Here’s how to catch up your upper body.

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Does sprint training increase strength? What weight lifters need to know

Sprint training should be viewed as a type of strength training.

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Exercises for better posture: 2 hacks lifters should try now

Here's how weight lifters can improve one critical feature, their posture, and why that's critical for strength.

Sunday Scaries

Feeling stressed? Here are 7 simple actions to boost your mental health

Build a coping toolbox.

Science

Male fertility may decline dramatically with age — here’s what you need to know

In recent decades we have seen a gradual shift toward more people becoming parents later in life.

Opinion

Study hints at an age-related risk factor for premature death in some men

Opinion: Loss of the Y chromosome may have a negative health effect on males.

Big mistake

What’s in your sports supplement? New paper warns of accidental doping

It is surprisingly common to unwittingly ingest hidden ingredients in sports supplements. Here’s what you need to know.

FEATURE

Male birth control is at our fingertips. Will we ever grasp it?

A safe and effective topical gel has come the closest to commercial sale of any hormonal candidates so far. If it doesn’t get picked up, that’s everyone’s loss.

Beer gut

Beer might actually improve gut health, study finds

Beer belly, but make it biodiverse.

Sweat it out

Most-effective core exercises: Why traditional sit-ups may not be best for your routine

Plank it.

Sunday Scaries

Best diet to boost mood? A study on men and depression reveals the answer

“Diet could definitely be the first step towards recovery.”

Abortion Rights

What overturning Roe means for medication abortion

“The fact that there's an FDA-approved drug for use up to 10 weeks and states are saying ‘no, you can only use it for six,’ makes no sense.”

Abortion Rights

Overturning Roe v. Wade will make the U.S.’s horrifying maternal mortality rates even worse

Maternal mortality rates have been increasing in the United States for decades.

Men's Health

Can dry scooping boost performance? Experts explain the viral workout hack

Is it a hack or is it hype?

Burn

Should you tan your balls? Men's health experts debunk testicular tanning

A urologist weighs in on that viral Tucker Carlson segment.

Mind and Body

What causes morning erections? The science of “nocturnal penile tumescence” explained

The answer may come down to REM cycles.

Balance

Do supplements boost immunity? A doctor debunks the wellness claim

Sorry, Instagram.

Mind and Body

Does creatine make you stronger? How the supplement may boost athleticism

Creatine is one of the most popular sport nutrition supplements, but does it work the way people want it to? Inverse spoke to creatine users and sports performance experts to find out.

Strategy

Stressed? Five psychologist-tested strategies to let it go and forgive

What to do when life kicks the crap out of you?