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The Case for Combat in Fitness Competitions

Editors note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein are the authors and don’t necessarily reflect the views of BarBend. Claims, assertions, opinions, and quotes have been sourced exclusively by the author. In it’s search for the fittest...
Breakfast and Its Role On Metabolism Research

Study: Breakfast Pre-Exercise May Increase Nutrient Metabolization

To breakfast, or not to breakfast, that is the question. Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, but that's been seen as a slight exaggeration. After all, the most important meal(s) of the...

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Vs. Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein — A Pretty...

Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard needs no introduction. It's the most popular protein powder on the market, popular among consumers for being high protein, low-carb, low-fat, inexpensive, and having a great reputation with third party quality testers. Body Fortress is a...
Isopure Giveaway

25 Days of Gifting: Isopure Giveaway

We have good news and bad news. The bad news is we are officially past the halfway point in BarBend's 25 Days of Lifting…Gifting campaign, so there's only two more weeks of giveaways. The good news is today's giveaway is awesome...

How Finger Length and Hand Size Relate to Grip Strength & Athleticism

The body has some pretty unique ways of telling us things about ourselves. For example, there are various areas of research that have made suggestions about our motor abilities, cognitive function, and skill acquisition associated with our left and...

25 Days of Gifting: Athletic Greens Travel Health Package

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend and Athletic Greens are teaming up to give one lucky winner a travel health package! The world's most famous greens supplement is about to make your travel a lot tastier. This giveaway with Athletic...
Dwayne Johnson and The Titan Games

Dwayne Johnson’s New Show Is a Mix of Strength Sports and American Gladiators

Earlier this week, the first official trailer for the new NBC game show The Titan Games aired on TV and on Dwayne Johnson's Instagram page, and it immediately grabbed our attention. This show is set to premiere on January 2nd, and...

Why the Movie “Bigger, Stronger, Faster*” Is More Important Than Ever

It's been eight years since Chris Bell released his first feature-length film, but "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*" remains the best look into the strength athlete's temptations, challenges, and goals ever caught on film. And while most documentaries lose their edge over...

Chest to Bar Pull-Ups Progression for Beginners

In this article, we will offer a 6-step chest to bar pull-up progression guide for beginners. In recent articles, the chest to bar pull-up was discussed, which covered in detail the muscles worked, exercise demos, and benefits of performing...

Will You Take the 100 Calorie Challenge? How to Master the Bike and Increase...

Everyone that has experienced the Airdyne® or Assault AirBike will agree that they’re worthy of the nickname “The Devil’s Tricycle.” The beauty of these bikes is that no matter your fitness level, the aftermath can be devastating. The Assault...

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More Protein: How Strength Athletes Can Save Time, Money, & Hassle...

It’s a love hate relationship that anyone living the “Iron Life” is intimately familiar with. It evolves into an increasingly expensive, time consuming necessity...

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