Alec Pagan

Alec Pagan

Alec Pagan is a multifaceted strength sports coach with over 14 years of coaching experience. He has trained world-class strength athletes ranging from Strongman to Olympic Weightlifting with his rapidly growing team, RPE 11. While a strength competitor in his own right, Alec is also highly trained in exercise science and journalism. This combination of skills and experience gives him an effective and unique outlook when breaking down the dynamics of strength sports & coaching. In addition to coaching his athletes, Alec is a strength sports correspondent for BarBend, writing articles and making videos on all things strength. Alec's training motto is "How you feel is a lie." An encouragement to not allow negative stimulus to impact your physical goals and to rise above perceived expectations of oneself.

About BarBend

BarBend covers a wide range of topics in strength, including training, nutrition, sports, news, analysis, reviews, and opinion. Whether you’re a seasoned lifter, new to the gym, or a dedicated strength sports fan, we’re your go-to source for the content you need to know!

Our team of in-house editors has decades of combined experience in strength training content. The majority of reviews on our site are written based on their first-person experience and testing. We also feature content from dozens of top contributing writers, coaches, and athletes from around the world. And BarBend’s Expert Network features medical professionals, trainers, and researchers who help verify the accuracy of our content, specifically select training and reviews topics. Content that is Expert Verified is indicated at the top of each corresponding article. We also work to keep our content up-to-date and indicate the day of the most recent editorial updates at the top of our articles.

BarBend is also the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting, the governing body for the sport in the United States.

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