Monday, February 20, 2017

Fitness

Why You Should Share Your Strength Journey

I started uploading lifting videos of in the summer of 2014. What started as a journal of personal records and training footage, slowly turned into more of a diary of what it meant to be a strength athlete. Lift attempts...

Best Lifting Belts

BarBend HQ has been on a quest to find the best lifting belt for every type of strength athlete. Our mission through multiple sweaty - often heavy - gym sessions was to provide you with direction when choosing the best...

Does Your Menstrual Cycle Affect Your Lifts?

Few would argue that the hormonal changes that correlate with the menstrual cycle can have some pretty far reaching effects. But it’s completely individual, of course. Symptoms can range from abdominal pain, nausea, and backaches to food cravings and irritability....

Benefits of Bodyweight Training: Why YOU Should Try Calisthenics

If your usual training regimen involves lifting barbells stacked on either end with heavy iron plates, things like push-ups, pull-ups, dips, and handstands may seem like mere child’s play. In the age of the all-important question, “Do you even...

Onnit Earth Grown Nutrients All-In-One Daily Greens Mix Review

It seems like every supplement company is trying their hand at perfecting the greens powder, and today I'm trying the offering from one of the fitness industry's biggest giants, Onnit. On the nutrition side, Onnit is perhaps best known for their...

5 Ways to Find Your Motivation for Fitness Again

Throughout certain parts of an annual training cycle, coaches and athletes need to strike balance between highly structured programming (pre-competition and competition cycles) and more unstructured fitness fun. Following intense competition seasons, after long layoffs from training (vacations, personal...

Does Alcohol Affect Strength Training?

“Not tonight, bro, I gotta lift tomorrow.” For many strength athletes, alcohol is the first thing to go when someone endeavors to “clean up” their diet. After all, alcohol is a poison. You can die from ingesting too much of...

12 Great Exercises to Warm Up and Activate Your Glutes

How many lifters have encountered a similar scenario to the one below? You're at work all day sitting down and hit the gym after to squat, or perform any lower body work. It's a heavier day and you have planned percentages...

Why Every Athlete Should Do More Beltless Squat Training

In an earlier article we discussed the benefits of using a weightlifting belt during training and competition, which naturally paved the way for belt vs. beltless debate among many strength and power athletes. While belts are highly beneficial (and recommended) during...

I Tried Jason Khalipa’s EMOM of the Day. Here’s What I Learned

Full disclosure: I love Jason Khalipa. #mancrush I mean, who doesn’t? In my opinion, Jason’s the “OG” of CrossFit. He was crowned champion  at the CrossFit Games in 2008 and has been a staple at the top of the Games...

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We’re all familiar with our share of CrossFit benchmark workouts. Whether it’s one of the Girls, a Hero WOD, or one of Dave Castro’s...

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