Fit Fix: Working Out With Putin, the Pound-of-Sugar Diet, and Kanye West’s Presidential Dreams


Morning, dudes. Here’s the best in guy stuff to start your week off right:

Putin’ on the Heavy Plates: Russian President Vladmir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spent their Sunday morning doing some heavy lifting, grilling up slabs of meat for breakfast, and generally bro-ing out like, uh, all Russian heads of state seem to do. (Putin’s exercise of choice: Standing cable flyes.) [NBC News]

“Addicted to Coca-Cola”: A 27-year-old British woman who reportedly drank 4 liters of Coca-Cola every day—worth roughly a pound of sugar by our calculations—says she lost 112 pounds after dropping the sweet stuff, according to British weird-news agency Caters News. [New York Post]

Kanye for President?: After receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs—from none other than Taylor Swift!—Kanye West launched into a rambling speech in which he managed to insult Justin Timberlake, utter the phrase “listen to the kids, bro,” and then declare he’s running for president in 2020. [Complex]

Welcome Back, Michael Vick: However you feel about him, there’s no denying that Vick returned to action for the Steelers in style: His first toss was a 63-yard touchdown pass. [NFL]

Super Superfood: Agricultural giant Monsanto says it has created a non-GMO broccoli variety, called Beneforté, which the company says has more than twice the amount of the nutrient glucoraphanin compared to regular broccoli. The company’s next step? Global vegetable domination. [Quartz]