Fitness

CrossFit® Open Workout 18.3 Announced

And just like that, we're already at the halfway point. Coming in live from Skyline CrossFit in Houston, Texas, CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro announced Open Workout 18.3. After last week's heavy two-parter, fitness fanatics around the globe played...

12 Strong Women We’re Celebrating in 2018

International Women's Day is held on the 8th of March to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. USA Weightlifting has taken this opportunity to celebrate 18 women who shaped the sport of weightlifting and at BarBend, we...

3 Female Strength Pioneers Who Helped Pave the Way for Athletes Today

Today's is National Women's Day, but in my opinion, we shouldn't need a scheduled day to remind us to honor badass strong women across the globe. In recent years, strength sports as a whole have grown, but on the...

Nike Metcon 4 Vs. Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2

In December 2017, Nike dropped two cross training shoes that were updated versions of their current models. These updated cross training models included the Nike Metcon 4 and the Nike DSX Flyknit 2. The Nike DSX Flyknit 2 was...

Bent Over Row – Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, and Benefits

In this article we will discuss the bent over row, a compound lift that can increase overall strength and muscle mass of the back muscles and can play a significant role in deadlifting and pulling performance. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfv_bKpBpGy/ Muscles Worked The bent over...

Dan Bailey, Carly Fuhrer Will Not Compete in the 2018 CrossFit Games Season

In two separate Instagram posts, two pretty well known CrossFit® Games athletes have made it official: they’re not heading to regionals. Carly Fuhrer has been steadily improving at the Open: she first placed 1,579th worldwide in 2014, came 552nd the...

CrossFit® Open Workout 18.2 Announced

Last week, CrossFit Open Workout 18.1 featured a new movement, incredible performances, and score changes that dramatically shook up the leaderboard. This week, two of the sport's best joined Games Director Dave Castro and host Rory Mckernan in Pennsylvania for...

Why Strength Training May Help Tackle Depression

Editor’s note: The content on BarBend is meant to be informative in nature, but it should not be taken as medical advice. The opinions and articles on this site are not intended for use as diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of...

18.1 CrossFit® Open Workout Announced

And so it has begun. The 2018 CrossFit Open is underway, and CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro has certainly started off the competition on an exciting foot. Open Workout 18.1 is an AMRAP triplet: As always, athletes start on a...

How to Watch the 2018 CrossFit Open Announcements

It’s that time already: the 2018 season of the Reebok CrossFit® Games is about to kick off. On Thursday, February 22, at 5pm Pacific Standard Time (8pm Eastern Standard Time), the Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro will announce...

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Floor Press – Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, and Benefits

The floor press is a simple and highly effective pressing variation that can be used as a primary pressing movement, accessory lift, or even...

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