Fitness

Push/Pull Workouts: Everything You Need To Know

Push/pull styled workouts don’t receive nearly enough attention on the internet. When you compare them to your standard upper/lower splits and body part specific training programs, there's almost nothing.  These workouts are great for multiple reasons - this article will dissect...

The Best and Worst Fitness Tips From Old-Timey Strongmen and Strongwomen

There's just something about old-timey strongmen and strongwomen. Their combination of physicality, mystery, showmanship, and flowery, grandiose language made their sport fresh, exciting, and romantic. In the Victorian era, the advent of photography, video, and more accessible international travel rejuvenated the role of the traveling...

When Butt Wink Is a Problem (And When It Isn’t)

The guy who founded Squat University knows a lot about squatting. Dr. Aaron Horschig is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, USAW Olympic weightlifting competitor and level 1 coach, plus he’s an author – his first...

Davon Mahon Squats 180kg For 42 Reps

In case you need motivation to squat later, a video shared on Powerlifting Motivation's Facebook page definitely got us pumped up to train legs. The video highlights a lifter named Davon Mahon squatting a listed 180kg (396 lbs) for 42-reps. While...

3 Total-Body Dumbbell Workouts Every Strength Athlete Should Do

We all know the importance of unilateral training, switching up modalities (barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, bodyweight, etc), and how athletes can improve baseline fitness and general physical preparedness by integrating some varied training into their regiments. Dumbbell total-body sessions are...

Woodchopping Is the Best Strength Workout You’ve Never Tried

Swinging a bladed weapon in a fatigued state isn’t what most people would call a healthful activity, but those people don’t know the truth about woodchopping. It’s an astoundingly effective combination of strength, speed, cardio, agility, and flexibility that...

Isometrics Are Your Secret Weapon for Heavier Lifts

A lot of lifters forget that there are three basic types of muscular contractions: concentric, which is contraction while the muscle shortens, eccentric, contraction while lengthening, and the all too-neglected isometric. That’s when you work a muscle without moving...

Dumbbell vs. Barbell Bench Press: Which is Best for You?

In this article we will discuss what you need to considered when determining what bench press modality (dumbbell vs. barbell bench press) is best for you and your specific performance and fitness goals. Strength and Hypertrophy = Both A video posted...

The 6 Most Creative Warm-Ups To Try At Your Box

Functional fitness may be all about constant, varied movement, but we've all showed up to the gym day in and day out and felt like the warm-up is a little stale. There's only so many times you can perform...

Chin-ups Versus Pull-ups: Why the Difference Is Important

The chin-up and pull-up are among the top upper body exercises for developing strength and power. While they’re both similar in their movements, they can be used in your programming at different times for different reasons. The Differences Between Chin-ups...

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Weightlifter Profiles: Anthony Pomponio (85kg) From Juggernaut Strength

On Saturday, September 3rd I had the chance to catch up with Anthony Pomponio at the Hassle Free Invitational in Sacramento, CA before he...

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