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5 Exercises for Gloriously Strong Glutes

Whether you’re a powerlifter, weightlifter, or functional fitness athlete, your butt is your engine. Practically every key athletic movement, from the deadlift to the snatch to the kettlebell swing to a simple jog, is driven by the hips, which...

This CrossFit Trainer Has Done Every Single Hero WOD

CrossFit Trainer Jeff Yan is no newcomer to fitness, and he's been a part of NYC's functional fitness scene for going on ten years. Around a year ago, Yan — who trains out of CrossFit Concrete Jungle — decided to start tackling as many Hero...

Pretty Close to Perfect Protein Bars From Your Own Kitchen

Over here at BarBend, we’re kind of obsessed with any food that comes in block or bar form. We’re particularly fond of peanut-buttery or almond goodness made with added ingredients that don’t sound like they came from a science textbook....

Total Gym 1400 Deluxe Home Gym Review

Home gyms can be a useful way to achieve a great workout without taking a step outside of the comfort of your home. Not every home gym is created equal, and to someone new to working and the home...

4 Benefits of Chest to Bar Pull-Ups

In a previous article we discussed the chest to bar pull-up, a bodyweight movement that is seen in both strict and kipping forms; with the purpose of back development, gymnastic ad competitive fitness skill, and even grip training. In...
2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Event 4 Announcement and Athlete's Reactions

Top Athletes React to Marathon Row At Reebok CrossFit Games

At this point, we think it's safe to say that Dave Castro's prediction about the first day at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games being the hardest is definitely holding true. Last night, the final event of the four event...
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Why Dwayne Johnson Is Hip Thrusting 405 Pounds for 11 Grueling Reps

Dwayne Johnson cops flack sometimes for being more focused on bodybuilding than strength training. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with sticking to bodybuilding if that’s your jam, of course, but that doesn’t stop eye rolling internet commenters from deriding him...

MusclePharm Assault Pre-Workout Review — What’s Up With the Dosages?

MusclePharm is a Denver-based nutrition company that’s known for making some of the most inexpensive supplements on the market, many of which are targeted at MMA athletes — you may be familiar with their Combat Whey protein and Combat...

Reebok Is Coming Out With a Wood Heel Legacy Lifter

A wooden heel in a lifting shoe is something that's sought after by athletes who typically want two things: A more connected feeling to the platform, and a love for the "old school" look. The only issue with wanting...

Rich Froning Shares Second Place Thoughts Following 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games

We'd say spoiler alert, but it's no secret that Wasatch CrossFit upset CrossFit Mayhem at this year's Reebok CrossFit Games. This loss knocked CrossFit Mayhem out of contention for a three-peat, and it was the first year since 2010...

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Need More Strongman? 3 Arnold Classic Festivals to Come in 2016

If you're a fan of pro strongman, finding quality coverage can be tough. Competitions seem few and far between, and media coverage isn't as readily...

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