Strongman

Eddie Hall Addresses the Hafthor Bjornsson Controversy From the 2017 WSM

Eddie Hall has made some interesting comments regarding his future, his deadlift record, and his rivalry with Hafthor Bjornsson. In a new interview with Sport360, he was asked about the controversy surrounding his win at the 2017 World’s Strongest Man...

The 5 Biggest Myths About Strongman

“It’s just fat guys lifting rocks. Right?” That’s the typical response I get when I speak with someone unfamiliar with the sport of strongman. After suppressing a small bit of rage, it becomes my duty to explain to them...

How I Trained America’s Strongest Teen

In 2012, I met a 140lb high school sophomore named Alex Gauvin. When I met Alex that day in the gym, he already possessed the most important tool necessary for success in any endeavor: drive. As he gave himself...

Review: “Born Strong” Is the Deepest Strongman Documentary Yet

There are a lot of well-made documentaries about strongmen, like Eddie Hall’s Eddie Strongman, Brian Shaw’s Tossing Kegs on 7 Meals a Day, and Hafthor Bjornsson's screentime in The Giants of Iceland. That’s why Born Strong, the new documentary...

Hafthor Bjornsson Deadlifts 390kg for a Speedy Five Reps

Professional strongman Hafthor Bjornsson, aka "The Mountain", has taken little time off from training heavy after the holiday season. All throughout this fall and winter Bjornsson has been on a war path to improve his compound movements. His latest...

A History of Stone Lifting and Strongman

Since the dawn of time, man has substituted athletic competition for fighting as a means to safely determine group structure and organization. Running, throwing, and lifting have been the basis for individual sport, and all have unique components that...

BarBend’s Top 10 Strength Feats and Performances of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to take some time to reflect on some of this year's biggest lifts and performances across all strength sports. We chose our top picks based off multiple pieces of criteria, which...

5 Predictions for Strongman in 2018

Can I see into the future? Kinda. I made several predictions for the 2017 strongman season in this article, and I am fairly happy with the results. The major miss was Shaw taking his fifth World’s Strongest Man title, with...

25 Days of Gifting: BarBend Banner & Apparel!

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend is giving away a gym banner and apparel package! One lucky winner will receive a full-size BarBend banner, perfect for hanging in your home, office, or — better yet — behind...

Things Strength Athletes Hear When They Go Home for the Holidays

"When are you getting engaged?" and "Oh wow, you look great, have you lost weight?" These are the common questions and statements that most receive when they go home for the holidays, but not everyone gets these. More specifically, I'm...

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How Early Strength Pioneers Built Insane Strength with Hand Balancing

Every sport has its old-school heroes: the greats of a time gone by, forgotten in the shadows of ESPN and Instagram. It’s hard to...

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