Obesity and Society

Obesity and Society

Obesity: the condition of an adult having a body mass index (BMI; equal to weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) of 30 or higher. Though BMI does not account for lean, muscular individuals such as competitive athletes, there is no doubt obesity is on the … Read more

The Neuroendocrine Response, or Why Everyone Should Learn to Deadlift

The Neuroendocrine Response, or Why Everyone Should Learn to Deadlift

The deadlift. A sinister-sounding word for “how to lift something heavy off the ground without your knees exploding or spine snapping in half.” The deadlift is a simple motion requiring sound technique. Yet it is also highly practical and extremely effective at improving total body strength. An inexhaustible amount of … Read more

Did Mom Steer You Wrong?

Did Mom Steer You Wrong?

We’ve all heard the common refrain “lift with your legs—not your back” or seen images like this one on the side of a heavy box: But such advice can be misleading. According to Mark Rippentoe, whose career as a former competitive powerlifter and current strength coach and author is based … Read more

Say Yes to Distress – Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus

Say Yes to Distress – Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus

“The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.” So begins existentialist philosopher Albert Camus’ famous … Read more