Calf Raises: Are They Worth It?

The calf raise is an exercise that can be done primarily in two distinct ways. The first targets the soleus and is done with the knee flexed/bent. The other targets the gastrocnemius and is done with an extended knee....
Iron Biby Overhead Presses 190kg for Five Reps

Professional Strongman Iron Biby Presses 190kg for Five Reps

For many strength athletes, squatting and deadlifting 190kg for reps is an impressive feat, but what about pressing this weight? For 26 year old professional strongman Cheick “Iron Biby” Sanou this weight is beginning to look routine for him.Standing at...
Alex Simon Safety Squats 420kg (925 lbs)

420 Kilograms: Is This the Most Weight Ever Lifted On a Safety Squat Bar?

When it comes to an impressive sports and strength sports resume, Alex Simon is an athlete to be idolized. He's not only one of the top powerlifters in the world, but he's also held the Australia's strongest man accolade,...
Terry Todd squat

Terry Todd, the Unofficial Historian of Strength Sports, Dies at 80

Strength sports have suffered a great loss with the passing of Terry Todd, who passed away at 80 years old.Todd was incomparably influential in the world of strength, helping to both legitimize and popularize strength sports as an athletic...
Thor Bjornsson

Who Can Beat Eddie Hall’s 500kg Deadlift Record? (A Short List)

“Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.” These are the...
Thor Bjornsson 2018 WSM

Eddie Hall: “(Thor) Only Won This Year Because I Wasn’t In It”

If you read a lot of strongman news, at this point you’ve probably come to the conclusion that the perpetual rivalry between 2017 World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall and 2018 World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson is friendly fun, a...
Athlete Thor Bjornsson

The 5 Best 2018 World’s Strongest Man Moments (Official Footage!)

Fans hungry for official footage of this year’s World’s Strongest Man competition need wait no longer, because we’ve got some exclusive footage directly from our sources at WSM.After its conclusion in May, we posted a roundup of the top...
Hafthor Bjornsson 29 squats

Throwback: Thor Bjornsson Squats 200kg for 29 Grueling Reps

Hafthor Bjornsson has had a hell of a year, what with becoming the first person to win Europe’s Strongest Man, the Arnold Strongman Classic, and World’s Strongest Man in the same year. (The same three-month time span, actually.)Given the...
Mark Haydock Sets Dinnie Stones World Record.

Only a Handful of Men Have Ever Lifted the Incredibly Heavy Dinnie Stones

What truly defines a legendary strength athlete? Often times, it's the fact that these athletes were years beyond their time when it comes to lifting, competition, and fitness knowledge. And in my opinion, another attribute to being a legend...
An athlete performing a back squat

What’s the Difference Between Knee Wraps and Knee Sleeves?

Our fitness gear wish list is as long as Mat Fraser’s Fran time is short. Can you blame us? There’s no shortage of high-tech gear promising to help us move, sweat, and recover better. Some trends (like knee-length compression...


25 Days of Gifting: BarBend Double Leather Powerlifting Belt!

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend is giving one lucky winner a brand new Double Leather Powerlifting Belt!The BarBend Double Leather Powerlifting...

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