Strongman

How This Strongman Became a Wife Carrying Champion

In 2016, New England strongman Elliot Storey and his wife Giana became the North American champions in the unusual sport of wife carrying, a race that's part obstacle course, part strongman, and part bonding exercise. In 2017, he returned...

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...

6 Easy Ways To Start Programming Progressive Overload

One of the most fundamental concepts in all forms of strength training is the concept of progressive overload. Think back to the first time you picked up a weight. My guess is you naturally added more weight, reps, or...

Why You Should Avoid the “Lifter’s Grind” in Training

Sorry for the bad poem, but I’ve heard it helps to use humor to defuse a sensitive subject: Ode to the Grind The deadlifter stood tall and readied themselves for the fight. The challenge a new one; to pull with all their...

The Insane Rise of Mas Wrestling, the Best Strength Sport You Haven’t Tried Yet

Short of beating a person into unconsciousness, it’s hard to think of a more primal battle of wills than Mas wrestling. Sure, flinging kegs, flipping tires, and hauling Atlas Stones all come with their own well-deserved glory, but if...

How Much Weight Can a Human Move? Remembering the Back Lift

Fans of old-school strongmen may already be familiar with it, but if you've never heard of the back lift, prepare for a doozy: It's the lift that (arguably) allows the human body to support more weight than any other. Powerlifter/strongman/purveyor...

Did Dmitry Klokov Just Invent the (Harder) Successor to “King Kong”?

Dmitry Klokov has one of strength's most impressive resumes: He's an Olympic silver medalist, weightlifting world champion, GRID competitor, an occasional bodybuilder, impromptu comedian, and ambassador for all things strength. But while he officially retired from weightlifting competition back...

4 Movements to Improve Your Thoracic Mobility

The importance of thoracic spine mobility — the area of the spine that runs from the base of the neck to just beneath the rib cage — can easily be overlooked. With low back pain being the most common form of...

The World’s Strongest Man Ends Today. Who’s Got a Shot?

The 2016 Commerce World's Strongest Man competition kicked off in Botswana a week ago, and after Day 1, the field of finalists has begun to separate. The ten athletes* to make it through the qualifying rounds face six total events...

Why It’s So Hard to Nail the Hammer Throw

The Highland Games hold a special place in the strength athlete’s heart. They’re not the most widely covered or best-attended events on Earth but, like a Jurassic mosquito frozen in amber, they’re a beautifully preserved piece of the past,...

MOST COMMENTED

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 -...

Get Social With BarBend

49,732FansLike
61,437FollowersFollow
4,118FollowersFollow

POPULAR THIS WEEK