Weightlifting

women pull-up

A Ladies’ Guide to Your First Pull-Up

It's possibly the most difficult bodyweight movement for women to learn. One of the fundamental building blocks of many calisthenic movements. The white rabbit many of us have been chasing through the metaphorical wonderland known as the gym for...
Deep overhead squats

Are Deep Squats Bad for Your Knees?

“Ha! Look at these goobers thinking their 300-pound ass-to-grass squats are better than my 400-pound parallel squats. I’m lifting more weight and being smarter about my injury risk. Don’t they know deep squats will blow their knees out?” Nnnnnah. The...
Brute Strength Competition Athletes

A Weightlifter, Powerlifter, Bodybuilder, and CrossFitter Face Off: Who Will Win?

Strength fans rejoice, we have another lifting competition series to watch on YouTube, and this time it's taking a slightly different spin. As opposed to making similar athletes go head-to-head in a series of events, Brute Strength have taken it...

Box Squat vs Regular Squat – Which Is Best for Your Goals?

In this article we will compare the training outcomes between the box squat vs the regular squat, both of which are widely used throughout strength, power, and fitness sports training. In the sections below, we will detail out the...

Weightlifter Eishiro Murakami Squats 360kg (794 lbs) With a Crazy Walkout

Japanese 105kg+ weightlifter Eishiro Murakami is squatting big weight to start off the week. In his latest Instagram video, Murakami squats a new lifetime PR of 360kg (794 lbs), and let's just say it didn't come without grit. Although, contrary to...

How Any Kind of Athlete Can Incorporate Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting

You are an aspiring athlete in a non-strength based sport. Like most athletes who get started in the weight room, your strength and conditioning programs are dominated by the big three powerlifting movements and basic barbell lifts (Duehring et....

Tia-Clair Toomey Wins Gold At 2018 Commonwealth Games

Earlier today, the 2017 Fittest Woman On Earth™ Tia-Clair Toomey walked away with a gold in the 58kg weight class at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Toomey finished her performance with a personal best 87kg snatch and a 114kg clean &...

Hypertrophy Training Sets and Reps

In an earlier article we discussed the definition of hypertrophy and how strength, power, and fitness athletes can benefit from training for hypertrophy at specific phases of the annual training program. The goal of this article is to offer...

12 Strong Women We’re Celebrating in 2018

International Women's Day is held on the 8th of March to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. USA Weightlifting has taken this opportunity to celebrate 18 women who shaped the sport of weightlifting and at BarBend, we...

3 Female Strength Pioneers Who Helped Pave the Way for Athletes Today

Today's is National Women's Day, but in my opinion, we shouldn't need a scheduled day to remind us to honor badass strong women across the globe. In recent years, strength sports as a whole have grown, but on the...

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How To Decide If A Degree In Exercise Science Is Right...

My December was filled with goodbyes and big hugs as my schooling career came to a close. I was finally saying my farewells to the...

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