Why Your Muscles Get Sore (and What You Can Do About It)

When you're struggling to walk down the stairs the day after a tough workout, should you view your soreness as proof you worked hard, or as a sign you overdid it? The truth is somewhere in between. Let's learn about where soreness comes from and how to keep it from making you miserable. » 1/22/15 4:50pm 1/22/15 4:50pm

CrossFit's "dirty little secret" could kill you

Over at Medium, physical therapy professor Eric Robertson has written a fascinating piece about "exertional rhabdomyolysis" (a.k.a. "Rhabdo"), a devastating condition that results when physically fit people push their bodies so hard their muscle cells burst, flooding their kidneys with dangerous, or even deadly,… » 9/23/13 2:40pm 9/23/13 2:40pm

Gelada monkeys offer evidence that abortion is part of evolutionary…

The story begins with an insurrection, and ends with infanticide. A male gelada monkey, unsatisfied with his social standing, challenges the authority of a superior gelada. The payoff: a so-called "reproductive unit," comprising a dozen females, that will mate with him and him alone. If the usurper is victorious, he… » 2/23/12 12:00pm 2/23/12 12:00pm