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BarBend is operated by JAKK Media, and we’re dedicated to the growth and promotion of strength training worldwide. 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!

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Are Kieliszkowski and Licis the Future of Strongman?

You may have read about Dimitar Savatinov’s recent, incredible, world-record setting 315lbs dumbbell press. It certainly blew me away! The former Ringling Bros. Circus strongman has held and broken that dumbbell press record


Derek Poundstone Set to Make Strongman Return

Renowned American strongman Derek Poundstone is back! But to what extent? In an official video announcement (embedded below), Ultimate Strongman broke news that three-time America’s Strongest Man Derek Poundstone would be participating in their


Is the Strength Wars League the Future of Strength Sports?

This week, YouTube channel Strength Wars launched a unique strength athletics league based on their popular head-to-head lifting videos. With more than 850,000 subscribers and more than 125,000,000 views, Strength Wars, now part


Predicting the 2017 World’s Strongest Man

Shortly after Hafthor Bjornsson leaked their qualification groups, the World’s Strongest Man shared the official heats for 2017. The final events are now public, and the top strength athletes are preparing their bodies


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