Rarely does fitness gear prioritize form over functionality (understandably) and that's why most of the time exercise machines and ellipticals are hidden away in a basement workout room. But wouldn't you be more inclined to exercise if your workout gear was in the living room next to the TV? This stylish set of woo…
This is not a gunshot wound you'd brag about to 50Cent. In fact, this sort of injury isn't really something you'd want to tell anybody about—you do have a reputation to maintain after all.
Jack LaLanne wasn't just a fitness guru. Mere fitness gurus don't tow 70 rowboats—while handcuffed—at age 70. Jack was a powerhouse. He died today, at 96. But not before eating and lifting his way through exercise gear history.
France holds the world's standard for the kilogram weight. It's a cylinder-shaped object that has dictated all other kilogram weights for 130 years now. As it's made from platinum-iridium though, the US is concerned it's no longer accurate. Whoops?
This year I've really got serious about my fitness. Gone is the blogger's paunch, and in its place is a new-found respect for clever gym concepts like this top-loading barbell.
What you're looking at is not only the winner of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council photo competition, it's also the moment when humans became fearful of the mighty weightlifting ant race.
As long as you are flailing away at whatever Wii title you're torturing yourself with, you might as well add some resistance.
Shape Up from Fred and Friends is one of those bullying-style digital alarm clocks, designed to force you awake. It's shaped like a mini dumbbell and won't stop buzzing until you do 30 reps. This would not get me out of bed in the AM, nossir. But it might make me smile. Smile happily as I grip its conveniently…