Spotted over at BBC, this amazing gizmo lets you figure out how you measure up in comparison to Olympic athletes based on your height and weight. The ones featured the pic above represent the tallest (Zhaoxu Zhang, basketball player, China) and the smallest (Asuka Teramoto, gymnast, Japan). Who do you match up with?
Did you know that using barbells for lower body exercises lets you lift a substantial amount of weight. "The issue with dumbbells for exercises like squats and lunges is that grip strength is a limiting factor," says Schoenfeld. Because your lower body is generally much stronger than your upper body, your grip strength tends to give way long before your legs do. But using a barbell eliminates that problem. Read more