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CrossFit Games Athlete Alex Anderson on How to Crush the 2017 Open

'Tis the season. The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games season is upon us all as we eagerly await the unveiling of 17.1 this Thursday night, each of us with our own hopes and expectations for ourselves. To many, the Reebok CrossFit...

Allie Wiseman Overcomes Spinal Disease to Compete at USAW Junior Nationals

Allie Wiseman, 19, is a New Jersey teenager with a remarkable and unusual story behind her journey to the national weightlifting platform. Next week (February 24-26th), Wiseman will be among the hundreds of junior weightlifters competing in the USA Weightlifting Junior National...

Zydrunas Savickas Injures Deltoid, Withdraws from Arnold Strongman Classic

Legendary strongman — and eight-time Arnold Strongman Classic Champion — Zydrunas Savickas announced via Instagram that he's pulling out of this year's competition after sustaining an injury in training. The Arnold Strongman Classic is set to start on March 3rd. From...

Athletic Greens Vs. Onnit Earth Grown Nutrients

There are a lot of smaller companies making greens powders, but I wanted to take a closer look at the more reputable brands, those at the top of the supplement food chain. I decided to compare two of the...

Why You Should Share Your Strength Journey

I started uploading lifting videos of in the summer of 2014. What started as a journal of personal records and training footage, slowly turned into more of a diary of what it meant to be a strength athlete. Lift attempts...

7 Things Only People Cutting Weight Will Understand

Dieting and exercising for weight loss is seldom as fun as trying to gain weight. A lot of smart coaches advise that if you’ve been competing for less than a year, you shouldn’t cut at all — you should focus...

Brian Shaw Long Bar Deadlifts 1031lb for an Unofficial World Record

A lot of ink gets spilled promoting the strength feats of Eddie Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson, but Brian Shaw is on his way to becoming a household name. Right now, Shaw is deep into training for the Arnold Classic, which...

Best Lifting Belts

BarBend HQ has been on a quest to find the best lifting belt for every type of strength athlete. Our mission through multiple sweaty - often heavy - gym sessions was to provide you with direction when choosing the best...

2017 Arnold Strongman Classic Schedule Released

The final schedule for the Arnold Strongman Classic was just released for the Arnold Pro Strongman World Championships. This year's Arnold will also host a variety of strongman competitions including pro strongwoman and amateur divisions. In addition, there will be a...

Does Your Menstrual Cycle Affect Your Lifts?

Few would argue that the hormonal changes that correlate with the menstrual cycle can have some pretty far reaching effects. But it’s completely individual, of course. Symptoms can range from abdominal pain, nausea, and backaches to food cravings and irritability....