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Grass-Fed Beef Vs. Grain-Fed Beef: Is One Healthier?

Editors note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein and in the video are the authors and don’t necessarily reflect the views of BarBend. Claims, assertions, opinions, and quotes have been sourced exclusively by the author. Red meat...

These Are 32 Things Strong Women Do Not Want to Hear On Dates

Let's set the scene. You have a date coming up with a super cool lady, and you find out soon after she's really into lifting. Now you're no stranger to the gym, but you're not heavily involved in strength sports...

5 Essential Tips for an Aspiring Young Bodybuilder

I am so grateful for the people I knew at the start of my bodybuilding career. They gave me words of advice that prevented me from making huge mistakes that could have jeopardized my future in bodybuilding. That advice...

Cardio and Powerlifting: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Cardio is a double-edged sword for powerlifters. On the one hand, cardio will help you to shed fat, will probably make you feel a bit better and healthier in your daily life, and might improve your work capacity. On...

Do Women Who Arch in the Bench Press Get More Hate Than Men?

The Roosevelt Arch, the Gateway Arch, L’Arc de Triomphe. All very famous arches that are adored around the worldwide. However, when it comes to powerlifting, some people aren't so supportive of these feats of flexibility and strength. To arch or...

What I Learned Transitioning from Powerlifting to Weightlifting

Powerlifting and weightlifting often incorporate elements from each other, which has led many athletes to wonder if they should just make the switch from powerlifting to weightlifting, or vice versa. I grappled with this decision myself for over two...

The Real Pros and Cons of the Bodybuilding Lifestyle

Over my career, from beginner all the way to the Olympia stage, I heard it all. Every sleazy comment, every myth and misconception about the bodybuilding lifestyle. In my experience the average person, for the most part, thinks that those...

5 Things You Can Expect When Attending a Women’s Powerlifting Event

I recently had the pleasure of attending a “Women In Strength” event at my gym; The Warhouse Gym in Reading, Pennsylvania. The event was hosted by Dana Linn Bailey, Jennifer Thompson, and Megan Gallagher (AKA Meg Squats). The event...

Powerlifting Slows the Aging Process. Here’s Why

Doctors understand aging as a loss of one’s reserves. Here, reserves means abilities – physical and mental. To a doctor, then, we age when we lose physical ability or mental capacity. While we all, of course, get older with...

Is It Normal for the IT Band to “Pop”?

It’s quite common for our joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments to make popping and cracking noises throughout day-to-day activities and our training routines. These sounds are thought to be caused by a rapid reduction in pressure between two structures...

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