Latest Fitness & Exercise Stories
A complete guide to vegan muscle building
Here’s how much protein you really need
Tom Brady is headed to the Super Bowl at 43 years old. How?
A step-by-step guide to giving yourself a massage
BCAA supplements can enhance your fitness routine, but should you take them?
You should definitely rotate your workouts
There’s a better way to warm up than stretching
It’s time to add video games to your workout routine
Use TikTok to build the perfect workout
The best thing for back pain is actually more movement
Burpees are a great full-body exercise—but there are other options
Buddy up for a longer, harder workout
The safest ways to exercise during a pandemic
5 stretches you should do every day
How to get a six-pack (or even an eight-pack)
Working out at home? Here’s how to keep your house from smelling like a gym.
Six seated exercises to keep you limber at your desk
Placebos really can help your fitness
This quick workout will help your sore hips and back
These ultramarathoners say life is easier after running 40 miles on frozen backwoods trails
7 mistakes beginner cyclists make, and how to avoid them
How to bike responsibly during a pandemic
Five beast-mode workouts PopSci editors are doing from home
A guide to safe outdoor activities during the coronavirus pandemic
How to fit in a workout while you travel
The complicated truth about testosterone’s effect on athletic performance
Here’s what would happen if you worked out like a strongman
Eliud Kipchoge just ran a marathon in less than two hours—how much faster does science say humans can get?
Why are humans good at endurance running? The answer is murky.
When it comes to fitness trackers and health apps, the FDA says you figure it out
The weirdest things we learned this week: 10k steps a day is totally made up and Charmin knows exactly how you poop
Your guide to riding a bike again
How elite drivers train to endure the punishing conditions of pro racing
The weirdest things we learned this week: Feminist butter sculptures and America’s first favorite pastime
What running ultramarathons and giving birth tell us about the limits of human endurance
Muscle stiffness can be an athletic superpower
Try this illusion on the treadmill and running will never be the same
Running a marathon in space made me finally appreciate gravity
Hate the gym? Grow a garden instead.
Late-blooming exercisers may get the same benefits as lifelong gym rats
Science helped me run my first marathon in 3 hours and 21 minutes
The hardcore science of parkour
Burpees are hard to define, and that’s what makes them good
I zapped my muscles to get swole and it sort of worked
How to work out your pelvic floor (and why everyone should)
Here’s why gym clothes smell so rank—and how to freshen them up
Exercise really does seem to help with depression
7 iconic movie training montages ranked by professional trainers
The weirdest things we learned this week: killer surgeons and mysterious floating feet
How to make exercise a regular part of your life
Here’s how much exercise you should get—and why it’s okay if you fall short
Is it possible to be too flexible?
The weirdest things we learned this week: Lady Liberty’s big secret, the ultimate exercise hack, and a penis in a bottle
Fitness trackers turn health into a game that users rarely win
The weirdest things we learned this week: eating organs, celebrating sweat, and banning dogs
Sorry, hot yoga fans. Sweating doesn’t cleanse your body.
How to stretch for any type of workout
Why chocolate milk is a great post-workout snack (but maybe not the best)
Why (almost) everyone needs to stretch when they exercise
Here’s what the U.S. Army’s new gender-neutral fitness test will look like
The weirdest things we learned this week: Cruise ships full of poop, deadly wallpaper, and the sport where women beat men
These charts reveal America’s complicated relationship with exercise
That beer after your workout probably isn’t helping you
There’s a HIIT for weight lifting, too. And it works really well.