Strongman

7 Undeniable Benefits of the Overhead Press

One of the best ways an athlete can test their upper body strength and power is with the overhead press. After all, it tends to be a little more 'functional' when compared to a supine bench press. Additionally, this...

Best Lifting Belts — Top Lifting Belts for 2018

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...

Hafthor Bjornsson Denies Accusations of Domestic Violence

Strongman and actor Hafthor Bjornsson’s career and personal life are in flux after he was accused of domestic violence by two former girlfriends. Three times in six months, police were called to Bjornsson's Iceland home in response to domestic disturbances....
Deadlift

Handling Competition Day Like a Pro: A Strongman’s Primer

Fear, excitement, anxiety, and pure enthusiasm or apprehension are all things we can experience in the hours leading up to and during a contest. Control and proper direction of these feelings and emotions are necessary for a positive outcome....
Eddie Hall Latest Physique Progress

Check Out Strongman Eddie Hall’s Leaner Physique Progress

If you follow professional strongman Eddie Hall on social media, then you've probably noticed that in some of his recent photos and videos that he's looking leaner than usual. Well, if you thought, or assumed that he was looking...

Strongwoman Donna Moore Makes Light Work of 140 kg Stone

When it comes to strongman, the guys usually get most of the publicity. These behemoths (seriously, they are that big) are the ones we grew up seeing on ESPN, lifting stones shaped like continents in some exotic locale. But...

The Strongman’s Guide to Hand Care and Maintenance

All strength sports have one unifying factor: they rely almost entirely upon healthy hands. Without them, the show just cannot go on, regardless of how much you want it to. The most common injury, of course, is the torn...

Trap Bar Squat vs Deadlift – What’s the Difference?

Two pulling variations that are often seen in every training facility are the deadlift and trap bar “squat” (see below for clarification of this often misnamed movement). Both exercises can develop shear strength, massive amounts of muscle mass, and...

WWE Wrestler Braun Strowman Flips an Ambulance: Is That Humanly Possible?

A recent YouTube clip shared on WWE's YouTube page has me speculating about what the human body can really do. Wrestling has its levels of reality and drama, so when I saw their video of Braun Strowman flipping an ambulance...only...

What Brian Shaw’s 12,000-Calorie Diet Looks Like

"I should probably start out at the beginning by saying...This diet is to make me as strong as I possibly can be. I'm eating to be the strongest man on the planet," says professional strongman Brian Shaw at the...

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Dumbbell Bench Press – Muscles Worked, Benefits, and Technique

The dumbbell bench press is a bench press variation that can be done to boost overall strength, enhance muscle hypertrophy, and isolate areas of...

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