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Weightlifter Celebrates Olympic Bronze With Epic Backflip

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 08.14.2016 | Sports

How would Aurimas Didzbalis have reacted if he’d won Olympic gold?!? The Lithuanian weightlifter pulled off a stunning backflip after scooping up a ...

Ask JJ: How Do I Build Muscle Without Bulking Up?

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

Beyond exercise, you want to make sure what you're sending your body the message to build muscle, burn fat, and maintain strong bones. Here are six ways to do that:

An Olympic Weightlifter Tried 430 Pounds And Something Gross Happened

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.11.2016 | Sports

The Rio Olympics saw another athlete’s hopes dashed by a gruesome injury. Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan was attempting to clean and jer...

Sofia Vergara Is Giving Us Major #WorkoutGoals In This Video

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.29.2016 | Latino Voices

Sofia Vergara went full beast mode at the gym this week in preparation for a food-filled Fourth of July weekend. The "Modern Family" star posted a vid...

Meet 'Persian Hercules,' Iran's Very Own Hulk

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.02.2016 | World

Bulging with 342 lbs of sheer muscle, WWE hopeful Sajad Gharibi certainly deserves the title "Iranian Hulk." The massive 24-year-old powerlifter can r...

High School Football Star Lifts Huge Barbell With One Hand Like NBD

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.10.2016 | Sports

Josh Myers is a 6-foot-6-inch, approximately 300-pound offensive lineman from Miamisburg High School in Ohio. He apparently spends some time in the we...

Beach Woman's Feat Of Strength Is Uplifting

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.09.2016 | Weird News

Whatever beach she goes to, it's muscle beach. Watch this strongwoman appear to press another female over her head and then perform a squat while hold...

This Athlete's 'Fail' Was Funny -- But We Missed The Big Picture

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.31.2016 | Sports

Happy fucking Monday 🙃 A video posted by Mattie Rogers 🍰 (@mattiecakesssss) on Mar 28, 2016 at 3:26pm PDT This week, a pair of Instagram ...

Training Your Brain to Be a World Class Champion!

Pamela Levin | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

When it comes right down to it, becoming a world class athlete and champion takes a tremendous amount of brain power. It all begins with your brain a...

Man Tries To Squat 855 Pounds And It Goes Terribly Wrong

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 01.20.2016 | Sports

Weightlifters who can successfully squat ridiculous amounts of weight are impressive human beings. But when a lift goes wrong, it could either end dis...

5 Things I Learned Once I Ditched Dainty Dumbbells

Charlotte Moore | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Moore

It takes time, dedication and a good understanding of food macros to successfully add any kind of muscle to your body. Once you have all of these things in balance, you'll reap the rewards of feeling like a happier, healthier, stronger version of yourself.

Three Muscle-Building Myths

Ben Greenfield | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

There are a few myths floating around among personal trainers, believed by exercise enthusiasts and found in those fancy fitness magazines in gyms and health clubs, myths that could be holding you back when it comes to building muscle.

Don't Call Me 'The Cutest Weightlifter'

Ravishly | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Four years ago, I not only entered the national weightlifting scene, I also crossed the threshold into the land of the Internet. GIFs and memes captured my most unflattering movements, Tumblr artists offered their best renditions of me.

In One GIF, This 20-Year-Old Shows How Powerful Women Can Be

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women

Strong things come in small packages. Crossfit athlete Darian Sperry stands at 5-foot-1 and just under 130 pounds -- and a GIF of her lifting 180...

This Is What It Means To 'Lift Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women

"I like to feel strong. I like showing that I can." That's what one young woman has to say about powerlifting in a new video from students at Oxfor...

The 10 Commandments of Weightlifting -- and of Life

The Good Men Project | Posted 03.27.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

It is never the bar against you, it is you with the bar and the bar with you. Life and Universe are never against you; they are actually one with you, if you let them be.

13 Reasons To Start Lifting Weights

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Maybe you're convinced you shouldn't lift weights because you prefer not looking like The Hulk. Maybe you figure you just wouldn't like it, since you'...

A Fitness Trainer Comes Clean About Exercise-Related Weight Gain

Kelly Coffey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Coffey

"That's not fair, Coffey," you say. "If all other factors remain the same, adding exercise should result in weight loss!" Yes, and all women should get equal pay for equal work and everyone on the planet should have the right to die with dignity, but that just ain't how things pan out.

The New Girls' Night Out For Older Women

Rachel Adelson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Last night, the instructor of my women's weightlifting class -- let's call her Sarge -- had us use heavy weights to build the muscles in our backs and chests. Picture us, about 10 ordinary middle-aged women, grunting and groaning in an old school gym. This, my friends, is the new girls' night out.

Man With Spastic Cerebral Palsy Who Wasn't Expected To Walk Is Now An Accomplished Athlete

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News

This young man shows us that physical limitations are no match for drive and fearlessness. Ben Jackson, a 20-year-old athlete from Tobyhanna, Penns...

Ben Lost 120 Pounds: 'The Key To Transforming Your Physique Is To Transform Your Lifestyle'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: B...

Lilian Lost 70 Pounds: 'Food Can Help You Or Hinder You, But It's Always Your Choice'

Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: L...

Nobody Says It, But This Is the Greatest Weightlifting Lesson I've Learned

James Clear | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

You'll never walk into the gym and hear someone say, "You should do something easy today." But after 10 years of training, I think embracing slow and easy gains is one of the most important lessons I've learned.

WATCH: The Case For Lifting Heavy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sheila Monaghan For all of the cardio you've logged, all of the creative twists on bodyweight training you've tried, all of the yoga, plyometric...

The Best Exercise For Strengthening Your Shoulders

Mark Rippetoe | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rippetoe

Not only is the press perfectly safe for the shoulders -- as evidenced by the fact that shoulder injuries are the least-common injuries for Olympic weightlifters who use the barbell overhead -- but the correctly performed press is the best exercise for keeping shoulders strong.