Category Archives: Mainstream Fitness

A Story We Almost Missed

Around 600 words, estimated reading time: 3-4 min.

Coverstory (1)Last June, Men’s Health published a short article titled “I Planked One Minute Every Hour at Work for Two Weeks”.

We missed this story when it was published. And since Men’s Health is not our idea of a reliable source of health & fitness information, it would have flown indefinitely under our radar without a special mention in the issue #147 of Wandering Weights, Dan John’s newsletter.

(If you do not know Dan John, suffices to say that he is our idea of a reliable source of health & fitness information. You can learn more about him at

The story is interesting and motivating, and it’s a good example of activity hack following sound sport science principles. Yet sports science plays no role whatsoever in the story as written. And its most important lesson reads between the lines. Continue reading A Story We Almost Missed