Powerlifting

Stefi Cohen Squats a 195kg PR

Stefi Cohen Squats 195kg, 10kg Over Her Current All-Time World Record

Meanwhile in Miami, Florida at Hybrid Performance Method, huge lifts have been going down. The latest big lift comes from Stefi Cohen who's often known by the masses for her incredible deadlift strength, but is quickly proving that her...

52kg World Record Holder Jenn Rotsinger Deadlifts a 193kg (425 lb) Lifetime PR

Powerlifter Jenn Rotsinger is looking incredibly strong in her recent training videos. If you're already a fan of Rotsinger, then this probably won't surprise you, as she currently holds three all-time world records for the 52kg women's weight class....

Fred “Dr. Squat” Hatfield Passes Away at 74

Dr. Fred Hatfield, one of the first men to squat over 1,000 pounds, passed away this weekend at seventy-four years old. It's hard to adequately summarize the life of a man who left such an indelible mark on strength sports, and indeed...
Melissa Barber Deadlifts 460 lbs

Powerlifter Melissa Barber (57kg) Deadlifts a Fast and Strong 208kg

The bar is set, and the weight is moving for 57kg powerlifter Melissa Barber. This isn't the first time we've written about one of Barber's monstrous deadlifts, and we're guessing that it's nowhere near our last. Currently, Barber is...
Ashton Rouska Deadlift

The Hype Is Real: Check Out Ahston Rouska’s Latest 365kg (804 lb) Deadlift

The hype is real in lead up to this year's Kern US Open. By now, if you're a powerlifter or an avid BarBend follower, then more than likely you know this invite only meet is set to take place May...

How I Got Here: Charles Okpoko, 66kg Powerlifter

Editor's note: This article is part one of a three part series that will share insight into Charles Okpoko's lifting career. The series will cover Okpoko's athletic beginnings, his developing and changing mindset, along with what he's learned under...

5 Benefits of Heavy Thrusters

Heavy front squats and push presses are two movements that are beneficial for building strength, muscle mass, and athletic potential for strength, power, and fitness sports. Thrusters, often seen in functional fitness WODs, can also be used in strength...

Dynamic Warm Up – Why (and How) Fitness, Strength, and Power Athletes Should Do...

Every training session, regardless of goal, ability level, or sport should include a dynamic warm-up. The dynamic warm-up will aid help to develop an athlete’s/lifter’s daily mental preparation and physical preparedness to train at higher intensities with an elevated...
Luke Richardson 375kg Deadlift

20 Year Old Powerlifter Luke Richardson Deadlifts 375kg (826 lbs) With Ease

"Absolute unit."  That's often the main comment that follows any time one of 20-year-old British powerlifter Luke Richardson's videos gets shared on social media. Besides his young age, what tends to make Richardson's videos so impressive is how easy and...

Kirill Sarychev Works His Cardio by Bench Pressing 440lbs for 18 Reps

At what point do you consider a lift to become cardio? 10-reps, 12-reps, maybe 15? What about an 18-rep bench press with 200kg (440 lbs) on the bar, because that's what Kirill Sarychev just lifted. It's even more insane thinking about...

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Strength Motivation: Zack Ruhl Doesn’t Believe in Excuses

Zack Ruhl, 26 years old, or @pitbullruhl as he's known on Instagram, is the strength motivation you need in your life. He's just like...

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