Fit Pants

Fit Pants

Fitness, marriage, food, sex.... and fart jokes.

Drop the fat pants and join us – fitness writers Chris and Dani Shugart – for a variety show.

• Hear the latest research.
• Play a game.
• Check out our weird discoveries.
• And find out what to grab at the store.

We've got a combined 25 years of editing and interviewing the experts (doctors, coaches, and nutrition specialists) and have written some of the highest-read fitness-related articles on the internet.


A Mostly-Legal Athletic Drug & How to Skip Leg Day the Right Way

July 20, 2021

Train only half your body and still make gains, the banned performance-enhancing drug you can buy at Target, and how to lose fat without changing your diet.

The New Rule for Advanced Lifters & The Fitness Teeter Totter

July 6, 2021

Why working out every other day has massive advantages, the problem with virtue signaling, how to choose your trade-offs for a fit – but not restrictive – life, and what your social media says about your relationship commitment. ON OUR MINDS A quote from Dr. Laura, "life is a trade-off," hit home f…

Fitness Without Fanaticism & The Anti-Aging Snack

June 22, 2021

How to get and stay fit without making it your entire life (because that's kind of sad), the food that'll slow the aging process, the best personality trait for job success, and the nearly-instant fix for depression. On Our Minds Does dropping unhealthy habits and getting fit require a level of obs…

How to Boost Muscle Growth in 3 Weeks & The Color of Winning

June 8, 2021

A discussion on "trusting the experts", what to do to increase muscle growth, the real way to beat stress, and the color that'll rev you up the most during workouts. On Our Minds What does "trust the experts" even mean when they turn out to be wrong later on or when experts disagree with one anothe…

Why Supplement-Haters are Liars & How Exercise Really Affects Your Appetite

May 25, 2021

The inside story about supplements, breaking news about mental health, and the only fun way to control your diet. On Our Minds There's nothing more controversial than supplements... at least in the world of fitness. And it's easy to see why. There are a lot of worthless products on the market that …

Avoid This 2-Hour Testosterone Killer, Weirdo Fitness Stalkers & Nipple Science

May 11, 2021

The food that significantly drops testosterone, how cute animal pictures affect your feelings toward your significant other, the sex robot study, the story about CrossFit stalkers, and how your coworkers and friends could be ruining your nutrition.