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7 Moves for a Stronger, Shredded Serratus

The serratus muscle spans over the top of your eight or nine upper ribs — it looks like a serrated knife, hence the name — and while it’s usually thought of as the cherry on top of a chiseled...

Why the Dumbbell Pullover Needs to Make a Comeback

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

5 Uncommon Supplements to Boost Your Power

Workout supplements tend to all get lumped together: supplements for power, endurance, strength, and hypertrophy are often just labeled as supplements for "energy" or "athleticism." If you’ve tried as many pre-workouts as we have, there’s a good chance you...

Walking Lunges Ultimate Guide

In this article we have detailed out the most complete walking lunge exercise guide for lifters of all levels and sports. We will discuss walking lunge variations, muscles worked, provided exercise demonstrations, and offer valuable insight on to why...

Pacific Team Wins Their First-Ever Title At 2017 Reebok CrossFit Invitational

Coming into the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Invitational, the Pacific Team had never ended up better than third (out of four) after one of the sport's annual all-star events. But this year — competing for the title on home soil,...

Walking Lunges vs Lunges

Lunges (stationary) and walking lunges are two common unilateral movement to increase movement patterning, body conditioning, and more. Below we break down both movements and determine which one is best based on your goals. Walking Lunge The walking lunge is a...

How to Use Exercise As a Jet Lag Remedy

Understatement of the century: jet lag is awful. There are few things worse than spending hours and hours flying to an exotic part of the world only to effectively lose part of the trip to that cursed mixture of...

Brad Schoenfeld’s 3 Evidence Based Guidelines of Hypertrophy Training

Hypertrophy in strength training is both a natural and sought out characteristic of strength training. By definition, muscular hypertrophy is the enlargement of our skeletal muscle through two components, which include our muscle's myofibrillar size, and sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (our...

The History of the Deadlift: How Did This Lift Become So Popular?

The deadlift is the simplest of the compounds, yet it's one of the most rewarding to perform. There's something about the grit and tenacity that comes with picking up a dead heavy weight from the ground; it's instinctual and...

Powerbuilding Workout Programs: Everything You Need to Know

Powerbuilding workout programs are nothing new in the world of strength sports. In fact, this style of workout has been used for years, but only recently have they been gaining more popularity (and been branded as such). This type...

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The 5 Heaviest Barbell Push Presses We’ve Ever Seen

We’re huge fans of the barbell push press. A versatile movement that bridges the strict press and the jerk, it's a fantastic movement for...

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