Strongman

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...

These Are the (Tentative) Events for the 2018 World’s Strongest Man

We're still not sure when the 2018 World's Strongest Man competition will be held — we don't even know for sure where it will be held — but news has broken with details regarding the events at this year's contest. When BarBend...

Martins Licis and Jujimufu Try Strongman’s Most Brutal Grip Exercises

Very strong YouTube personality Jon “Jujimufu” Call met up with strongman Martins Licis — currently ranked as the fourth strongest man on Earth by the World's Strongest Man contest — to experiment with some of the more unusual grip...

Laurence Shahlaei Predicts Eddie Hall Will Win Britain’s Strongest Man

The 2016 Europe's Strongest Man winner and 9x World's Strongest Man competitor Laurence Shahlaei recently posted a YouTube video with his predictions for the 2018 Britain's Strongest Man competition. Unfortunately, Shahlaei won't be competing this year and had to...

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...

When to Use Straps in Powerlifting and Strongman

All strength sports have their own little quirks; powerlifting has sumo deadlifts, CrossFit has kipping, and strongman, well, strongman kind of has a few that irk others. But it isn’t the hitching or the continental cleans that seem to...

BarBend’s 25 Days of Gifting Giveaways!

This year has been big one for us at BarBend, and we're incredibly grateful for our readers who make it all possible. In spirit of the holiday season and to give back to those who support us, we've put...

Our Favorite Black Friday Equipment Deals for 2017

Love it or hate it, Black Friday brings out some of the internet's best deals on strength equipment. From belts to barbells, from big discounts to cheap shipping, we've highlighted some of our favorite can't-miss deals below (organized by...

Interview: Eddie Hall Discusses Acting Ambitions and Breaking His Deadlift Record

Eddie Hall is the strongest human being on the face of the planet. Even before he won the 2017 World's Strongest Man he had made a variety of historic firsts in strength sports including the heaviest long bar strongman deadlift...

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The Best Responses from Dave Castro’s Reddit AMA

As Director of the CrossFit Games, Dave Castro has one of the sport's most recognizable faces. The retired Navy SEAL has been the Director...
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