Want to bulk up? Eat your apples.

Apple peels could be the next superfood — for everyone from astronauts to bodybuilders. A substance found in the peel of an apple not only prevents muscle wasting, but also helps muscles grow more. Ursolic acid is currently used in cosmetics and is rumored to be able to help with some types of cancer. This new… » 6/10/11 7:30am 6/10/11 7:30am

Meaning to Do Good or Inflict Harm Stimulates Enhanced Strength

A new study reveals that harboring beneficial intentions — or, conversely, the desire to do evil — results in an increased threshold for strength and endurance. In other words, you can be super if you really want to. » 5/05/10 12:40pm 5/05/10 12:40pm

Gene Therapy Creates Superstrong Monkeys

It's not quite a supersoldier serum, but researchers have increased strength and muscle mass in monkeys with a small genetic tweak. And human trials for the technique are just on the horizon. » 11/20/09 12:30pm 11/20/09 12:30pm