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About BarBend and JAKK Media

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!

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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USA Powerlifting Bans Transgender Athletes from Competition

USA Powerlifting has published a post on their website entitled “Transgender Participation Policy” which states the inclusion of transgender athletes, be they male to female or female to male, “compromises fair play.” The

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Pre and Post Workout Nutrition: Your Ultimate Guide

Whether you’re a full time athlete or a casual gymgoer, you need to understand the importance of peri workout nutrition: what you eat before and after your workout. There’s a strong argument to

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7 Tasty Keto Meals That Don’t Use Meat

Keto diets have become phenomenally popular, with Google searches related to the term surging by almost 2,000 percent between 2016 and 2018. Halle Berry has done it, Tim Tebow has done it, Vanessa

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How to Watch the 2019 Wodapalooza Fitness Festival

The 2019 Wodapalooza Fitness Festival is taking place on January 18th and this year, there have been a few big changes. For those unfamiliar, Wodapalooza is a CrossFit-like competition that takes place every

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