That’s It, I Quit, or This Essay Could Save My Life


Christopher Bundy meditates on whether being a writer is still worth it to him.

“What is the difference between conscious persistence and mindless compulsion?”


This post by John on the post The Superpower You Already Have

Call for Submissions: Male Toughness

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Do men need toughening up, or are we tough enough already?

The Superpower You Already Have


It’s bred into your blood for literally a hundred thousand generations. Use it.

Working Out Work: Getting Your Career In Shape


Pump it up. Sweat it out. Make it burn.

Tough Guy

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Mike O’Shea was a physically powerful and courageous man, but what made him a hero to his lifelong friend, Andrew Cotto, was his capacity for love.

Failure Is An Option

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Kids need to be able to fail in order to learn how to succeed.



Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.

Never Stop Living


Does self-image ultimately determine how the body will perform?

The Uniform of Gender


Gender is like a uniform you can’t take off.

Are You a Warrior? A Mudder? Neither? Both?


The Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder draw very different types of competitors.

Am I Less Than a Man?

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Do you have to look the part to be a “real man”? Turner Wright questions his body type.

“When I talk to other survivors, I say ‘It was too much ugliness for me too, but I endured.’”


This is a comment by Rob on the post “The Sandusky Verdict: Stepping Out of the Shame”.

Manhood From the Endurance to the Costa Concordia


On the high seas there have always been those who acted just as horribly as others did bravely.

Not This Morning: Part Two From Prison


A. Whitfield, currently incarcerated at Antioch prison in California, continues his story of endurance, patience, and principle.

No Gain in the Pain: Self-Injury, Endurance Sports, and Male Narcissism


Hugo Schwyzer tells about his experiences in and out of the pain of Self injury, Endurance Sports, and Male Narcissism.