Monday, February 20, 2017

Strongman

Best Lifting Belts

BarBend HQ has been on a quest to find the best lifting belt for every type of strength athlete. Our mission through multiple sweaty - often heavy - gym sessions was to provide you with direction when choosing the best...

2017 Arnold Strongman Classic Schedule Released

The final schedule for the Arnold Strongman Classic was just released for the Arnold Pro Strongman World Championships. This year's Arnold will also host a variety of strongman competitions including pro strongwoman and amateur divisions. In addition, there will be a...

The Cheapskate’s Guide to Strongman Gear

Not everyone can afford to be a gear hog, but having a full complement of strongman equipment is an essential to having long term success in the sport. Over time I have found a few ways to save a...

6 Strategies to Get Through Tough Strength Training Sessions

“Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.” - Henry Rollins On paper never have truer words been spoken: two hundred pounds will forever be 200 pounds, but it doesn’t mean it will feel...

Do You Agree With These Top 10 Strength Feats of All Time?

The very smart folks over at Juggernaut Strength Training Systems are stirring up trouble with a well-researched, but unavoidably controversial list: the top ten strength feats of all time. A post shared by Chad Wesley Smith (@chadwesleysmith) on Feb 10,...

5 Ways to Find Your Motivation for Fitness Again

Throughout certain parts of an annual training cycle, coaches and athletes need to strike balance between highly structured programming (pre-competition and competition cycles) and more unstructured fitness fun. Following intense competition seasons, after long layoffs from training (vacations, personal...

12 Great Exercises to Warm Up and Activate Your Glutes

How many lifters have encountered a similar scenario to the one below? You're at work all day sitting down and hit the gym after to squat, or perform any lower body work. It's a heavier day and you have planned percentages...

Why Every Athlete Should Do More Beltless Squat Training

In an earlier article we discussed the benefits of using a weightlifting belt during training and competition, which naturally paved the way for belt vs. beltless debate among many strength and power athletes. While belts are highly beneficial (and recommended) during...

Could 2017 Be the Year Brian Shaw Breaks the Log Press World Record?

There are few events that look as grueling and impressive as the log press. It's a strength event unlike many others because it requires the utmost brute strength, but still needs to be performed with finesse. The form may not...

Who Would Win in a Bench Press Showdown: Kirill Sarychev vs. Eddie Hall

Sometimes when I watch videos of heavy lifts, or super strong athletes my mind starts to race. I start building scenarios and thinking of all the 'what ifs'...and I know I'm not alone on this one. My job revolves around...

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Watch the Second Klokov Power Weekend With English Subtitles

The second annual Klokov Power Weekend took place in Moscow in mid-November, but it was like Christmas for Olympic weightlifters. Both active and retired...

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