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Watch This 70-Year-Old Dominate His Final Powerlifting Meet

At BarBend, we're big fans of videos of strength athletes crushing PRs and pulling heavy lifts at an older age. (Some of our favorites include Fred Rice deadlifting 520 pounds on his 72nd birthday and Janis McBee taking up...

How Being Stressed Can Impact Your Strength Training

When it comes to strength training, stress can be something of a double-edged sword. We need stress to grow physically. For example, every time we pick up a weight, we're producing a calculated stress on the body that will,...

New Documentary: A Day In the Life of Mat Fraser, the Fittest Man On...

If you've ever wanted to follow The Fittest Man on Earth™  throughout a day of training, you're in luck. Bodybuilding.com and NF Sports (one of Fraser's sponsors) have come together to film this short, eight-minute documentary titled A Day...
Ultimate Nutrition Whey Gold Review

Ultimate Nutrition Whey Gold Review — Is It An “Anytime” Protein Powder?

Ultimate Nutrition is a Connecticut-based supplement company that carries a lot of products catered toward bodybuilders. (The company currently sponsors six-time Mr. Olympia winner Phil Heath.) The company isn't as ubiquitous in supplement stores as competitors Optimum Nutrition and Isopure, but...

ORAC Energy Greens Vs. Healthforce Vitamineral Green – Which Has More Benefits?

ORAC-Energy Greens and Vitamineral Green are marketed very differently: the former has a strong emphasis on its science-backed benefits, while the latter has a more New Age-y appeal, with the jar featuring a glowing angel and promises to enhance your magnetic...

Split Squat vs Squat – What’s the Difference, and Muscles Worked?

While many strength, power, and fitness athletes know all about the immense benefits of squatting, many are neglecting another fundamental movement that can not only aid in their overall squat performance, but also save their joints, increase movement patterning,...

John Cena Celebrates His 40th Birthday With a 602 Pound Deadlift

Most people celebrate their birthdays by partying and going out, but not John Cena. He celebrated his birthday in fashion by proving, once again, that he's a strength athlete through and through. We now have another documented heavy Cena...

Can Zydrunas Savickas Win the 2017 World’s Strongest Man?

Zydrunas Savickas has been racing against Brian Shaw to tie Mariusz Pudzianowski’s all-time record of five WSM championships, but he may be too rusty to defeat Shaw in the 2017 World’s Strongest Man. If Zydrunas Savickas was not sidelined by...
Ultimate Guide to Foam Rollers

Foam Rollers – How to Use, Benefits, and Best Exercises

Once an obscure tool for self-massage, today it’s rare to find a commercial gym without an area dedicated to foam rolling, and with good reason. When used correctly, foam rolling can be used for myofascial release, increasing circulation, improving range...

Hey, Athletes! Stop Apologizing For Selfies

Self-obsessed. Insecure. Narcissist. I’ve heard these words thrown around with little-to-a lot of venom and disgust to describe someone who “takes too many selfies.” That someone is often female, though not always. Derision directed at selfie-taking seems to me unnecessarily...