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John Cena Power Clean

John Cena Celebrates 41st Birthday With a 160kg (352 lbs) Power Clean

Oh yes, it's that time of year again.It's the time of year when WWE professional wrestler John Cena reminds everyone that age is just a number, and he's still strong as an ox. Yesterday, Cena turned a youthful 41 years...
Double Deadlift

Double and Tandem Deadlifts Are On the Rise. Here’s How to Choose the Perfect...

Double deadlifts, or tandem deadlifts, are back on the rise in popularity, and a lot of that could probably be credited to social video sharing in the strength community. The double deadlift is an act of pure grit and a...
Chris Bridgeford Squat

Chris Bridgeford Sinks a 400kg (881 lb) Squat and Deadlifts 410kg (903 lbs)

Powerllifting athlete Chris Bridgeford has been hitting absolutely monstrous strength feats in prep for the Kern US Open. He's set to take the stage in the 110kg (242 lb) weight class in less than a month at the Open,...

Barbell Shoulder Press & Military Press – Muscles Worked, Benefits, and Sport Considerations

The barbell shoulder press/military press is a compound barbell movement that builds serious upper body mass, strength, and can boost performance for strength, power, and fitness athletes. In this article we will discuss who would benefit from performing this...
Grip Strength and Brain Health

Could a Stronger Grip Suggest Higher Cognitive Functioning?

You can tell a lot by an athlete's hand, and no, I'm not referencing palm reading or any other form of visual assessment that make claims based upon...uh...science.In this article, I'm referencing physical characteristics of the hand, more specifically,...
Morgan McCullough Clean & Jerk

14 Year Old Weightlifter Morgan McCullough Smokes a 162kg (356 lb) Clean & Jerk

Young 14 year old weightlifter Morgan McCullough has been quietly pushing big numbers under the watchful of eye of head coach Travis Mash.McCullough has been lifting as a Mash Mafia Weightlifting team member for quite some time, and during...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Cheat Meals for Strength Athletes

Look, I’ll be the first to admit it: I love me some cheat meals. When my focus was solely on powerlifting, I still followed a fairly strict diet in terms of food choices, but now that I’m bodybuilding, too,...
Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Review

Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Review — Crazy High in Iron?

Sun Warrior launched in 2008 and with a commitment "to making the best plant-based proteins and superfood supplements." They sell a lot of interesting products, including a few devoted to digestive health, some stuff for immunity, and a greens...
Liz Craven Sumo Deadlift

Australian Powerlift Liz Craven Deadlifts 190kg (418 lb) At 56kg Bodyweight

Last weekend, Australian based powerlifter Liz Craven hit a big personal best on the competition platform. Craven competed in the Deadlift Pro at the Australian Fitness Show, which was a fitness expo that took place April 20-22 in Sydney,...
Isabella von Weissenberg Squat

Isabella von Weissenberg Squats 207.5kg (457.5 lbs), 7.5kg Over Her WR

At the BarBend office, it's pretty much come routine writing about Swedish powerlifter Isabella von Weissenberg's monstrous squats and deadlifts.In early March, Weissenberg competed at the Arnold Powerlifting Grand Prix at the 2018 Arnold Classic where she broke the...