Powerlifting

Watch This 70-Year-Old Dominate His Final Powerlifting Meet

At BarBend, we're big fans of videos of strength athletes crushing PRs and pulling heavy lifts at an older age. (Some of our favorites include Fred Rice deadlifting 520 pounds on his 72nd birthday and Janis McBee taking up...

Split Squat vs Squat – What’s the Difference, and Muscles Worked?

While many strength, power, and fitness athletes know all about the immense benefits of squatting, many are neglecting another fundamental movement that can not only aid in their overall squat performance, but also save their joints, increase movement patterning,...

John Cena Celebrates His 40th Birthday With a 602 Pound Deadlift

Most people celebrate their birthdays by partying and going out, but not John Cena. He celebrated his birthday in fashion by proving, once again, that he's a strength athlete through and through. We now have another documented heavy Cena...

Hey, Athletes! Stop Apologizing For Selfies

Self-obsessed. Insecure. Narcissist. I’ve heard these words thrown around with little-to-a lot of venom and disgust to describe someone who “takes too many selfies.” That someone is often female, though not always. Derision directed at selfie-taking seems to me unnecessarily...

Emerge Fitness 7mm Knee Sleeves Review

Emerge Fitness is an online retailer that provides supportive knee and elbow compression sleeves, wraps, bands, and more. They are also one of the leading sellers of 7mm knee sleeves on Amazon.com. After reviewing many neoprene and non-neoprene knee sleeves,...

Yury Belkin Deadlifts 410kg to Break Ed Coan’s Famous Record

Details are still coming in, but it looks like one of powerlifting's most famous records has finally fallen — after nearly 26 years. Earlier this weekend at the IPL European Championships in Dolgoprudny, Russia, Yury Beklin deadlifted 410kg/903.9 pounds at...

Nike Romaleos 3 Weightlifting Shoes Review

The Nike Romaleos 3s are the newest edition in Nike's weightlifting shoe line. They're an updated version from Nike's previous Romaleos 2 model, which have grown in popularity through a variety of strength sports. The Nike Romaleos 3 were designed as...

Trap Bar Squat vs Deadlift – What’s the Difference?

Two pulling variations that are often seen in every training facility are the deadlift and trap bar “squat” (see below for clarification of this often misnamed movement). Both exercises can develop shear strength, massive amounts of muscle mass, and...

Exclusive: Eleiko Unveils Their New Generation of Barbells

To celebrate 60 years in business, the strength sports giant Eleiko is making some changes. The first of these changes was the new logo they released last week, but as 2017 progresses, Eleiko plans to unveil new equipment, explore new...

Throwback to Lamar Gant’s 5x Bodyweight Deadlift, World’s Oldest Powerlifting Record

Possibly one of the best resourced athletes to ever grace the sport of powerlifting was Lamar Gant. He competed in both the 123 lb and 132 lb weight classes and was a dominant force throughout his tenure. How dominant was he? In...

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