BarBend is a website for news, analysis, and entertainment in all things strength sports.

Welcome to BarBend, your online home for all things strength. We’re a news, analysis, entertainment, and opinion platform for what’s relevant in strength-based competition and training. We post multiple times per day every weekday (and some weekends).

What We Cover

To start, check out the main menu: Fitness, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and Strongman. That’s not an exclusive list, however, and we cover what we think is interesting and relevant to our readership. We believe strong makes better, and we celebrate diverse methods and modes of strength training and sport.

We welcome comments, opinions, submissions, analysis, breaking news, and profiles (see below for submission details).

BarBend About 2Who We Are

BarBend is a team of strength enthusiasts united by a common goal: Creating the online home for news, analysis, entertainment, and celebration of all things in strength. Our team includes both in-house and remote contributors, editors, designers, videographers, photographers, and a number of other positions required to run a website in this day and age. We believe there’s a need and desire for more timely coverage and opinion surrounding strength sports, and our goal is to build a platform for people passionate about them.

And yes, bro, we do even lift.

Who Are You Affiliated With?

BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting. Unless otherwise specified on certain content, the two organizations maintain editorial independence.

BarBend is an independent website with multiple contributors, and the thoughts and opinions expressed therein are not necessarily those of BarBend HQ. For more info, check out our disclaimer in the footer.

Get in Touch or Submit a Pitch

Have a suggestion or story idea, or just want more BarBend? Want to be featured on BarBend or know someone who does? We want to hear from you. Email info [at] barbend.com to get in touch with our editorial team.

Due to volume, we can’t respond to every inquiry immediately, though we’ll do our best to respond in the order that messages are received.