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Competition Tips for the Traveling Strongman

Strongman is becoming popular, really popular. More and more gyms are offering strongman equipment for their members, leading to more folks looking to test their strength and ultimately more competitions themselves. In short, throw a stone on any given...

Do You Really Need High Glycemic Carbs Around Your Workout?

The idea that you need high glycemic carbohydrates to spike your insulin and replenish glycogen after a workout is common in the strength world. It’s an integral part of taking advantage of your “window of gains.” Unfortunately, this may...

Dropping Weight in Strongman: How to Cut Pounds and Build Strength

Strongman. The word alone conjures the image of man: tall, muscular, and larger than life. The character that the World’s Strongest Man contest has created is most likely the only one people think exists, but we know there is...

Supplements for Strength Athletes: What’s Changing, What’s New, and What’s Obsolete

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. The desire...

So You Wanna Be a Powerlifter? Know Your Equipment

In our first episode, we discussed different powerlifting federations you can compete in. This week we’ll explore the equipment available to athletes in each of those federations. The decision about which federation to compete in is often heavily influenced...

Official Strongman Announces New Online Qualifier (and Path to World’s Strongest Man)

Official Strongman made an announcement a few days ago that left every aspiring strongman and woman looking at flights to North Carolina. This news that has caused waves in the strength world is that they will be hosting —...

Is Your Sleep Schedule Preventing You From Getting Stronger? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Most people don’t realize it, but getting stronger and sleeping go hand in hand. In fact, sleep is one of THE  most important components of the recovery cycle. “With each workout, you are essentially causing trauma to your body,”...

What CrossFitters Can Learn from Bodybuilding

I like to do silly things. If you read my article on attempting to run 100 miles in 24 hours with nothing but strength training behind me, then this statement won’t surprise you. While that particular endeavor was a...

15 Things Only CrossFitters Understand

When asked why we love CrossFit® training, most of us will tell you it’s all about the community and personal growth we’ve experienced since joining a box. In herds, people sign up to give the sport a try, and...

Celebrating America’s 5 World’s Strongest Man Winners

In the Revolutionary War, Americans proved they were of strong resolve and conviction… but did they even lift? As you toast to our independence, remember these five exceptional Americans who proved to the world our citizens are not merely tough,...

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19 Year Old Artur Polutranko Deadlifts 300kg (660 lbs)

Artur Polutranko is a German strength athlete who competes in bodybuilding. Nine months ago Polutranko took third at the German Nationals Juniors +75kg weight...

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