Ian Douglass

Ian Douglass

Ian was the final fitness editor of MEL Magazine, and was credited with elevating the role through his analysis of historical trends in health, fitness and nutrition. He is a contributor to Men’s Health Magazine, The Ringer, and Splice Today, and has been an author or co-author of six books related to professional wrestling. He has captured multiple age-group state championships in both masters rowing and masters swimming, and has been honored as a multi-time All-American masters swimmer who contributed to four of Michigan Masters Swimming’s long-distance national championship relay teams. He is also a former volunteer firefighter.

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.

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