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Dave Castro Drops First Hint for 2018 CrossFit Open

With 2017 in the past, we're now moving towards an exciting new 2018 CrossFit Games season. Dave Castro wasted no time dropping hints for this year's CrossFit Open Workouts. And in true Castro fashion, can you guess what the...

Plate Pinch Press – Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, and Benefits

To build a bigger chest, many of us turn to more volume and heavy bench pressing. While these methods are key to building solid slabs of muscle and maximizing growth, they can often lead to overtraining and joint issues...

5 Strength Training “Rules” You Can Completely Ignore

Health and fitness are fields that are meant to be firmly rooted in science, but that doesn’t prevent a lot of myths, misconceptions, and lies from circulating the industry — and interfering with your strength gains. We’ve heard them all,...

BarBend’s Top 10 Strength Feats and Performances of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to take some time to reflect on some of this year's biggest lifts and performances across all strength sports. We chose our top picks based off multiple pieces of criteria, which...

5 Benefits of Muscle Cleans

The muscle clean is an Olympic weightlifting clean variation that can help all level lifters develop greater upper body pulling strength, balance in the leg drive of the pull, and proper racking positioning in the clean. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc_BWn1AqVx In this article we...

25 Days of Gifting: Onnit Supplement and Equipment Package

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend and Onnit are teaming up to give one lucky winner a holiday gift package featuring Onnit supplements and equipment! Love Onnit supplements? Love Onnit equipment? This is the package for YOU!...

Mat Fraser and Rich Froning Release Their Second Partner Challenge Workout

Get ready, because holiday season is prime time for the next iteration of #fraserfroningvstheworld. Do you and a friend have what it takes to beat two men with six individual CrossFit Games Championships between them? On Friday, December 22nd, Mat Fraser...

25 Days of Gifting: Athletic Greens Christmas Bundle

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend and Athletic Greens are teaming up to give one lucky winner a holiday bundle package! The world's most famous greens supplement is joining us for their biggest giveaway yet! This giveaway with Athletic...

2017 Strength Athlete Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is in full effect, and the time to find gifts for your loved ones is coming to a close. For this article, we're not talking about just any loved ones, like your Aunt Tracy who only...

CrossFit® Athlete Armand Poreaux Trains with Cerebral Palsy and Excels Through Strength

If you're connected to the Instagram fitness world, then there's a good chance you've seen the video of CrossFit® athlete Armand Poreaux smoking a 70kg clean at his home box, Remes CrossFit. Within 24-hours of sharing the video, it...

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8 Mobility Exercises and Stretches to Improve Your Clean and Front...

As a coach and competitive weightlifter I often struggle with mobility (either the lack of or the constant battle to maintain it) and the...

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