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25 Days of Gifting: Athletic Greens Travel Health Package

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend and Athletic Greens are teaming up to give one lucky winner a travel health package! The world's most famous greens supplement is about to make your travel a lot tastier. This giveaway with Athletic...

How to Survive (and Even Embrace) Rest Days

Ah, rest days… we know we need them (or so we’ve been told), yet for some reason they are so difficult. If you’re anything like me, you probably operate under the notion that more is always better. You’ve probably...

The Top 10 Most Searched Workouts of 2017 (Strength Sports Made It Twice)

There's no doubt that 2017 has been a big year for strength sports. The fitness industry as a whole seems to be at a transitional point where a majority of gym-goers are finally starting to recognize that, "Strong is...

My Favorite Books for Strength Athletes in 2017

In the digital age we have an endless amount of media with endless ways to consume it. As a producer of some of that content, I thank you all for reading and sharing my work that is a speck...

When to Use Straps in Powerlifting and Strongman

All strength sports have their own little quirks; powerlifting has sumo deadlifts, CrossFit has kipping, and strongman, well, strongman kind of has a few that irk others. But it isn’t the hitching or the continental cleans that seem to...

Deficit Deadlifts – Training Percentages and Carryover to Deadlift

Deficit deadlifts are an effective deadlift variation to increase leg and back strength, improve setup and body poisoning specific to pulling movements, and enhance overall deadlifting performance with lifters who express sticking points at the onset of the pull...

25 Days of Gifting: Lift Lab Co. Weightlifting Apparel Package!

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend and Lift Lab Co are giving one lucky winner a HUGE apparel package (our biggest yet!) with multiple performance gear shirts, a Lift Lab Co backpack, hat, and more! In fact,...

Rogue Fitness Named World’s Strongest Man Official Equipment Provider

Earlier today, The World's Strongest Man announced on their social pages that Rogue Fitness would be their new exclusive equipment provider. Outside of this announcement, there hasn't been much more information shared on the topic. Fans have already started...

7 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger (and How to Fix Them)

How often do you feel like your progress is slowing, or should be moving faster than it is? In a majority of the cases, you're probably improving in the gym at a fine pace, but then again, maybe you're...

An Uncut and Unfiltered Interview With Strength Coach Mark Rippetoe

To date, this was one of the toughest interviews I've ever held. What do you ask one of the strength and conditioning world's better known coaches, who also writes for a living, and already has a boat load of...