About

 

AirLats is all about sharing some of the scientific work in fitness, health, and diet. The amount of hyperbolic nonsense and “broscience” out there can be overwhelming, but AirLats is here as a starting point. We find some science and let you draw your own conclusions.

Recurring writers include a cancer researcher, a pediatric psychiatrist, a pastry chef, a cell biologist, a memoir writer, an ex-addict, and a practicing witch doctor.

AirLats is about thinking critically. Read the science and make your own judgment calls. [Comic from XKCD]

AirLats is about thinking critically. Read the science and make your own judgment calls. [Comic from XKCD]

The word “Air Lats” refers to wannabe weightlifters or body builders who hold their arms out to look more muscular. Urban dictionary says:

 A condition when a wannabe bodybuilder or muscle man, usually under age 18, think their are lats are bigger than they actually are. The wannabes carry their arms out to the side arched downward in an [sic] exagerated fashion pretending they have big [sic] muscules. If the lats were truly developed, this would be a normal posture. There is no physiological reason for the arms to stick out if the lats aren’t there.

 

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Eponymous muscle group

AirLats (this site) is for by the guy who’s just a little skeptical when his workout buddy makes big claims or the nutritionist who wants to know why we should all eat the next “superfood.”

 

You can write too! Just think creatively, find some science, and share the word.

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