Fitness

18.1 CrossFit® Open Workout Announced

And so it has begun. The 2018 CrossFit Open is underway, and CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro has certainly started off the competition on an exciting foot. Open Workout 18.1 is an AMRAP triplet: As always, athletes start on a...

Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell Review

Kettlebells are useful pieces of strength equipment that can be used for a variety of strength athletes. Whether your objective is conditioning or strengthening, using them unilaterally or bilaterally, a kettlebell can support your goals. Ader Fitness is a...

Aoliga Workout Gloves Review

Lifting gloves can be useful tools for athletes who are doing prolonged workout sessions and are worried about wear and tear on their hands. Generally, calisthenic athletes, bodybuilders, and the general fitness enthusiast will reach for gloves to save...

How to Watch the 2018 CrossFit Open Announcements

It’s that time already: the 2018 season of the Reebok CrossFit® Games is about to kick off. On Thursday, February 22, at 5pm Pacific Standard Time (8pm Eastern Standard Time), the Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro will announce...

No Difference Between Low-Carb and Low-Fat For Fat Loss, Says Gigantic New Study

A brand new study is hoping to answer some controversial questions regarding the eternal “low carb vs. low fat” debate. In fact, they’re probably the stickiest questions: is one better for weight loss, fat loss, or blood pressure, and...

MET-Rx Advanced Creatine Blast — Is Creatine Ethyl Ester Better?

MET-Rx (pronounced "Met Rex") is a supplement company based in Boca Raton, Florida, and they focus a little less on bodybuilding and more on football, often sponsoring well-known NFL athletes. Their product line emphasizes protein more than anything else and...

4 Benefits of Butterfly Pull-Ups

In this article we will discuss in deeper detail the benefits of the butterfly pull-up, an advanced pull-up variation that helps an individual conserve energy, save time, and often perform more repetitions and increase performance at competitive fitness workouts...

Butterfly Kipping Pull-Up – Muscles Worked, Technique Video, and Benefits

In this article we will break down the butterfly kipping pull-up, one of the more advanced pull-up variations often seen in competitive fitness and gymnastics. In the below sections we will discuss the muscles worked, provide a butterfly kipping...

Grass-Fed Beef Vs. Grain-Fed Beef: Is One Healthier?

Editors note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein and in the video are the authors and don’t necessarily reflect the views of BarBend. Claims, assertions, opinions, and quotes have been sourced exclusively by the author. Red meat...

Butterfly Pull-Ups vs Regular Pull-Ups – Which One Should You Be Doing?

In this article we will discuss two pull-up variations (the butterfly pull-up vs the regular pull-up) to determine which one is best for overall strength, muscle development, and gymnastic and functional fitness performance. In the below sections we will...

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Hanging Knee Raises vs Leg Raises

In this article we will compare and contrast the hanging knee raise vs the leg raise. Both of the movements offer core development and...

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