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MET-Rx Advanced Creatine Blast — Is Creatine Ethyl Ester Better?

MET-Rx (pronounced "Met Rex") is a supplement company based in Boca Raton, Florida, and they focus a little less on bodybuilding and more on football, often sponsoring well-known NFL athletes. Their product line emphasizes protein more than anything else and...

Honestly Ask Yourself: Are You Working Hard Enough?

If you’ve been following me on social media, you know that I’m a pretty conservative guy. I’m usually talking about topics like, Cutting back on how much work you do in the gym  Saving some energy for when it...

Hafthor Bjornsson Isn’t Playing Around In His 2018 “Road to the Arnold” Video

"Ah..sorry. Actually I was looking at my time and it's time for food right now, so I have to stop this interview. We'll be back soon," Hafthor Bjornsson says halfway through his second Rogue Fitness 2018 "Road to the...

Robb Philippus Smokes a 915 lb Squat In Prep for “Animal Cage”

Robb Philippus, aka "Quads Like Robb", is heading into the 2018 Arnold Classic looking as strong as ever. In less than two weeks, Philippus will be lifting at the "Animal Cage", which is a showing of some of the...

4 Benefits of Butterfly Pull-Ups

In this article we will discuss in deeper detail the benefits of the butterfly pull-up, an advanced pull-up variation that helps an individual conserve energy, save time, and often perform more repetitions and increase performance at competitive fitness workouts...

Ben Pollack PRs With an 805-Pound High Bar Squat

Powerlifter, all-time world record holder, and BarBend contributor Ben Pollack added five pounds to his personal record in the high bar squat with a monstrous 805-pound (365.1kg) lift somewhere around 200 pounds bodyweight. For a PR, this lift is...

Butterfly Kipping Pull-Up – Muscles Worked, Technique Video, and Benefits

In this article we will break down the butterfly kipping pull-up, one of the more advanced pull-up variations often seen in competitive fitness and gymnastics. In the below sections we will discuss the muscles worked, provide a butterfly kipping...

Grass-Fed Beef Vs. Grain-Fed Beef: Is One Healthier?

Editors note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein and in the video are the authors and don’t necessarily reflect the views of BarBend. Claims, assertions, opinions, and quotes have been sourced exclusively by the author. Red meat...

Heavy Leg Day Coming Up? Watch This For Motivation First

"At the 2018 Arnold I'm hoping to squat over nine, bench press low-to-mid sixes, and then deadlift anything over 800 pounds I'd be happy with that for a full meet, but I'd like to take a stab at 881."...

Check Out “Dear Brian”, a Moving Special Olympics Powerlifting Documentary

In roughly five months, the Special Olympics USA Games will kick off in Seattle, Washington. This year's Games are set to take place from July 1st-6th. Every year, the Special Olympics USA Games bring out thousands of athletes from...