Strongman

Why Strongman Fans Should Pay Attention to the Apollon’s Axle

Louis Uni is a name that probably means nothing to even the most ardent of strongman history buffs, and while his birth name might of fallen into obscurity, his legacy is still going strong. The Frenchman was quick to...

The Ghost on Our Plates: How Body Standards Impact Female Strength Athletes

Author Note: This article discusses eating disorders, weight gain and loss and related mental/emotional issues. For serious strength athletes; body-weight is something to be tracked, managed and at times manipulated. But for many women (and some men) this is...

Back Squat Vs. Front Squat: Which Is Better For Your Training?

If the squat is king of all exercises, then consider the front and back squat the four legs it sits upon. There tends to be an ongoing debate between which style of squat is better. What if I told...

20 Elite Lifters Share Their Pre 1-Rep Max and PR Thoughts

When you attempt a new PR, what goes through your head? Is it a well-crafted personal string of pump up thoughts, or a haphazard lack of certainty? Every lifter will encounter a time when they're faced with two decisions:...

Low Bar Back Squat

In this article we will do an in-depth analysis of the low bar back squat, offering coaches and athletes all the resources the need to maximize low bar back squat performance. In the below sections you will find: Low...

3 Common Myths of Pregnancy and Strength Training

Editor’s note: The content on BarBend is meant to be informative in nature, but it should not be taken as medical advice. The opinions and articles on this site are not intended for use as diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of...

How Coffee Naturally Boosts Your Workout Performance

Coffee, noun; defined as a drink made from brewed and ground bean like seeds. For myself, and a lot of others we know coffee as a verb. “Did you see me coffee that PR?” and, “I need to seriously...

Banded Face Pull – Muscles Worked, Benefits, and Exercise Demo

Some exercises just don't get the respect and spotlight they deserve. The banded face pull is one of them, an unsung hero done before heavy bench press sessions, in warm-up areas before National weightlifting meets, or in the bullpen...

Should I Gain Muscle or Fat? The Answer May Surprise You

When we think of athletes, the image that often comes to mind is one of a Greek statue; lean and muscular with a perfect body, free of fat. Most times this is exactly what most competitors who are in...

BREAKING: Eddie Hall Wins Four-Peat at Britain’s Strongest Man

The Giants Live Britain's Strongest Man event just wrapped up in Doncaster, England. This event is known for bringing out out some of the strongest athletes in the sport, which includes Englishman Eddie Hall. Unfortunately we couldn't be there to cover the action, but...

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Wall Ball Exercise Alternatives

Wall balls are a popular movement seen in functional fitness competitions, WODs, and everyday fitness. Squat patterning and increased work capacity are two benefits...

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