“If all the latest cutting-edge scientific research says that outdated barbell movements have to be updated with core stability tricks and then integrated into super-short high-intensity muscle-confusion routines, how come none of that did much for me, while the same five lifts repeated for a year caused profound structural changes to my body? The answer, it turns out, is that there are no cutting-edge scientific studies.” In the NYT, Daniel Duane reflects on the over-complication of exercise: Fitness Crazed. (I’m even beginning to think that my body benefits from walks that are not tracked by my FitBit.)

+ A lot of people have heard the question: “How much do you bench?” Only one person has answered: 882 pounds.