Matt DaSilva

Matt DaSilva

Matt DaSilva is a writer at After getting burned by a few too many poorly researched purchases, Matt is here to make sure no one else suffers a similar fate. In addition to testing many products himself, he combs through reviews and spec sheets, giving you the info you need to know before making your next purchase.
In addition to writing, Matt is a professional actor, having performed in musicals and plays across the country. His time on the road has taught him the importance of creating an adaptable fitness regimen, and how to pick your spots from a nutritional standpoint. For example, when you’re traveling through Kansas City, you’re gonna wanna try the BBQ. So for your non-BBQ meal that day, maybe keep it to a light salad.

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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