Weightlifting

Check Out Kianoush Rostami Taking His Workout to the Desert

While some weightlifters are worrying about whether or not their platforms should rest on rubber or plywood, Iran’s Kianoush Rostami is dragging a shard of rubber into the desert to do snatches. The -85kg weightlifting phenomenon just posted this pretty...

Jim Schmitz Talks Modern Weightlifting, Competition, and His All-Time Favorite Lifters

Jim Schmitz is a pillar of American weightlifting. He's competed since the 1960s and coached Team USA at the 1980, 1988, and 1992 Olympics. He's a man who helped the United States win multiple Olympic medals, and we wanted...

Rogue Fitness Acquires OSO Barbell

In a post recently published on their blog, Rogue Fitness has announced they have acquired OSO Barbell, Tyler Stilson’s weightlifting equipment company that’s best known for their range of specialty weightlifting collars. OSO is perhaps best known for their...

Sohrab Moradi Just Cleaned and Almost Jerked 9 Kilos Over His World Record

Stop the presses. It’s not super uncommon to see the world’s most elite athletes breaking their world records in training. For whatever reason, the stars may not be perfectly aligned on competition day, and an athlete can miss lifts or...

Dmitry Klokov Bench Presses a 231kg (508 lb) PR….Underwater

When you think of the name Dmitry Klokov, what comes to mind? At BarBend, there's two things, a very strong elite weightlifter and someone who loves to push the boundaries of strength, while having fun. In the latest video shared...

Check Out Clarence Kennedy’s Latest 290kg (640 lb) Pause Squat

People have multiple definitions of an "ass to grass" (ATG) squat. Most often, it's defined as hitting ample depth in the hole well below parallel, or the maximum depth one can hit without completely compromising their squat form. One...

Interview: Stacia-Al Mahoe Talks Competing In Both Weightlifting and Powerlifting

One of the great things about competitive strength sports is that they can create opportunities for athletes to train and possibly be successful in more than their one sport of choice. For example, you could see a weightlifter compete...

New Research Suggests Ammonia Has Positive Effects on Force Development

Two days ago, new research was published about the acute effects ammonia can have on a strength athlete's lifting performance. For those who don't know, ammonia is the substance you sometimes see lifters sniffing before maximal attempts, whether it...

Here’s What Changed in the IWF’s 2018 Rule Book

The International Weightlifting Federation has made some updates to their official rule book, “Technical and Competition Rules and Regulations.” The 2018 update was just released on New Year’s Day, and we’ve noted some of the most interesting changes below. Perhaps...

I’m a Professional Powerlifter. This Is What I Think About Weightlifting

Last month, we saw the last lifts of an historic weekend in the history of American weightlifting. The Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim were marked by incredible performances by Team USA – but none more noticeable than that of...

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Liu Hao Makes a 280kg Squat for Five Reps Look Like...

Liu Hao, 28 years old, is a Chinese weightlifter who's no stranger to putting up big numbers. He's normally a competitor in the 94kg weight...

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