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Barbell Clean and Press Alternatives

The barbell clean and press is a very popular movement in fitness, strength, and power sports. While it does differ from the barbell clean & jerk (view comparison article here), the clean and press vs clean and jerk are...

How to Work Swimming Into a Strength Cycle

Swimming rarely makes an appearance in conditioning plans, and we’re here to change that. There’s this persistent belief that swimming just isn’t great cardio. Freestyle messes up your shoulders. It stokes the appetite so much it makes it harder to...

How to Fix Your Overhead Lockout in Strongman

Giant traps, huge glutes, and freaky shoulders can indicate a strong, powerful lifter. When the rubber meets the road in a contest, looks are out the window and the athlete who has a complete game will rise to the...

Hafthor Bjornsson Deadlifts 455kg (1,003 lbs) With Ease

Yesterday, Hafthor Bjornsson pulled a massive 455kg (1,003 lb) deadlift and managed to make it look easy. Granted, easy in this scenario is completely relative for the 6' 9" professional strongman. Outside of this video, he's been crushing huge...

Giant’s Live Announces 2018 North American Date and Location for Strongman Competition

The Giant's Live North American Championship tour date and location have officially been announced. As originally reported by Starting Strongman, the date for this year's contest is set for June 9th and the location will once again be Martinsville,...

3 Common Myths of Pregnancy and Strength Training

Editor’s note: The content on BarBend is meant to be informative in nature, but it should not be taken as medical advice. The opinions and articles on this site are not intended for use as diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of...

World’s Strongest Man Announces Final Location and Dates for 2018 Contest

After two years in Botswana, the World's Strongest Man contest is headed to Manila. In a recent Facebook post, the presenters announced the annual competition would be headed back to Asia for the first time since 2015, when the...

How to Train Your Grip for Strongman

Our hands are one of the major traits we possess that separates us from other primates. They come with a high level of dexterity and control that allows us to make incredible tools by hand, draw, weave, and perform...

How Iron Biby Found and Used Strength to Overcome Childhood Bullying

A recent BBC News story covered the story of strongman athlete Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou, or "Iron Biby" as he's known to many and social media. In their story, they write about Sanou's upbringing, the struggles he had early on...

The Viking Press: How to Perform and Include Them In Your Workouts

The Viking Press is a Strongman Competition lift that has slowly been gaining popularity in general strength-training circles. It is often used in major competitions in a format that is contested with either max weight, or by completing as...

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3 Ways to Find Your 1-Rep Max (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifter, having an idea of your 1-rep max (1-RM) can help support your training. Once you have...

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