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Log Viper Press

The Underutilized Strongman Movement: Log Viper Press

When the average Joes and Janes think of strongman competitions there are events that always jump to mind, “Oh, it’s the competition where guys and gals flip cars, pull trucks, lift rocks, and press logs.” Yes, these are all staples of...
Hip Thrust Lifting Mistake

The Hip Thrust Mistake Everyone Keeps Making

Last week, I posted a video of some hip thrusts on Instagram. As you can see, even with the awesome machine from Sorinex, they weren’t easy! I struggled with just 80 kilos:https://www.instagram.com/p/BpXDk0snain/If you scroll through the comments on that...
Powerlifting Safety and Kid Programs

Is Powerlifting Safe for Kids?

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

2018 Weightlifting World Championships Preview: What You Need to Know

Earlier this week, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) published the preliminary start list for the 2018 Weightlifting World Championships. This year the competition is scheduled for November 1st – 10th in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. I say preliminary simply because something...

How Smart Strongman Athletes Maximize the Offseason

With the end of most non-professional’s competition season approaching (after Strongman Corporation National) most athletes will enter a time known as the off-season. It’s longer than the traditional break between events, giving you options that are often overlooked. Making...
Powerlifters Thoughts of Bodybuilding

I’m a Professional Powerlifter. Here’s What I Think About Bodybuilding

Now, let me be clear here: I am a powerlifter. My one, true passion is powerlifting, and obviously, I’m highly biased in that regard. But, as a strength historian, I try to as objective as possible about my own...
3 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger In Gym

3 Major Reasons You’re NOT Progressing In the Gym

I see a lot of mistakes made in the gym, and the thing is, many of them are the same mistakes, made over and over and over again. Of course, the reason I notice is probably because I’ve made...
Steve Reeves Training Lessons

3 Training Rules Taken From Bodybuilding Legend “Hercules”

Arnold may be the GOAT, but you don’t have to look far down the list of bodybuilding legends before you get to Steve Reeves. Reeves not only won the 1947 Mr. America contest — at the time, the world’s...
Grip Training Lessons From Strength Pioneers

3 Grip Tips and a Workout from Old Timey Strongmen

The prisoner was discovered, and he then had but one option: he must escape… He threw himself at the gate and shook the bars violently, but the iron refused to bend. The guards advanced in the dark, and we...
Strongman Athletes

Pain, Grit, and Power: The Strongest Americans You Don’t Know

One year ago, Sean Demarinis was facing a very hard time walking, let alone carrying a 900 lb yoke. During the last event of America’s Strongest Man 2017, he had suffered a potentially career-ending injury, while attempting to load...

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