Sam Reiss

Writer at GQ, birder and collector of Italian structuralist furniture
Leg Day Observer
Weightlifting: 6 strategies to conqueror back pain
Sam Reiss
Why back pain relief involves more than your spine.
Leg Day Observer
Can athletes weight lift too much? Tom Brady’s workouts trigger a debate
Sam Reiss
Most in the NFL workout with serious weight — except the league's most famous player.
Leg Day Observer
How to keep weight lifting, even when life gets in the way
Sam Reiss
You can create a workout plan compatible with your schedule.
Leg Day Observer
Weightlifting: How to move past challenges and become stronger
Sam Reiss
Knowing even if you're an intermediate weight lifter is half the challenge.
Leg Day Observer
Intermediate weight lifting: What to do when you outgrow beginner exercises
Sam Reiss
Progress becomes more complicated when you're no longer a beginner — but the next stage is more fun.
Leg Day Observer
Weight lifting for beginners: What program to choose and what to expect
Sam Reiss
The choice is easy and there’s no downside.
Leg day observer
Deload weeks: Why rest can be as important as exercise
Sam Reiss
Rest doesn't need to be a dirty word.
Leg Day Observer
Powerlifting gear: Why what you need depends on what you're looking for
Sam Reiss
Gear can be endless.
Leg Day Observer
Can you build muscle on a vegan diet? Why vegan powerlifters still get strong
Sam Reiss
A meat and potatoes discipline can survive without the meat.
Leg Day Observer
What new weightlifters need to know about strength training programs
Sam Reiss
With much of training built on improving and peaking, some lifters can get left out in the cold.
Leg Day Observer
Why the best Thanksgiving diet includes giving yourself a break
Sam Reiss
Holiday eating doesn't have to be a source of anxiety.
Leg Day Observer
Meditation and weightlifting: An odd couple that's so very right
Sam Reiss
A close look shows how enmeshed the two practices really are.
Leg Day Observer
Air Force exercise study teases the recipe for enhanced performance
Sam Reiss
New research explores the power of targeted nutrition.
Mind and Body
What are pre-workouts? Before buying these supplements, consider these facts
Sam Reiss
The best pre-workout supplement might be the one not taken.
Leg Day Observer
Eating and exercising: What to consume and when
Sam Reiss
The ideal post-workout meal is not so different from a pre-workout snack.
Leg Day Observer
BMI: The incredibly popular health stat might not have any muscle behind it
Sam Reiss
We all might work out more if we’re not trying to lose weight.
Leg Day Observer
The macros diet has one overlooked benefit you need to know about
Sam Reiss
The macros diet is, of course about the food you put in your body. But it's also about how it expands your mind.
Leg day observer
Intermittent fasting: Powerlifting's longest-lasting diet, explained
Sam Reiss
Its origin helps explain IF’s limits and goals, and how it evolved past an athletic curiosity.
Leg day observer
Home fitness: The pros and cons of going back to the gym
Sam Reiss
As gyms reopen in the US, the question is: Do we actually need them?
Leg Day Observer
Weightlifting study gives a genetic explanation for uneven gains
Sam Reiss
The uneven effects of weight training result from a complicated mix of factors.