Category: Op-Ed

Bulgarian Split Squat

4 Barbell Hip Thrust Alternatives

This is NOT an article trashing the barbell hip thrust. Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS aka “The Glute Guy” popularized the hip thrust exercise and invented a piece of equipment to implement it. Ever

Turkish get-up

4 Farmer’s Carry Workouts for Fat Loss

Farmer’s carries have been around since the dawn of time but have increased in popularity thanks to strength coach Dan John. He says doing carries for three straight weeks will change your life.

Gym Rules

9 Mistakes to Avoid in the Powerlifting Gym

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

5 Ways to Effectively Train Through Injuries

Any athlete that has worked to push their performance to the next level has experienced the occasional tweak that creates some soreness with exercise. But what do you do when a more significant

Personal Training Burnout

7 Tips to Avoid Burnout As a Personal Trainer

No matter how extroverted you are, coaching and bringing energy to people all day can be exhausting. And it’s one of the reasons being a personal trainer and burning out often go hand-in-hand.