Weightlifting

Mona Pretorius on South African Weightlifting, CrossFit, and Sports Psychology

The psychology of an athlete plays a big role in their potential successes or lack thereof on the playing field. I remember from my own weightlifting career: If I hit a Personal Record (PR) lift in training, my coach...

Dmitry Klokov Just PR’d His One-Arm Snatch

The one-arm snatch is relatively rare in the world of strength sports, but that didn’t stop Dmitry Klokov from honing his skill in the lift. Earlier today, the Olympic weightlifting medalist, President of the Russian Strength Sports Association, and...

The Best Squat Stretch Routine: Great Exercises to Prepare for Squats!

Building a strong, healthy squat takes time, often more than many lifters think. While some lifters are blessed with beautiful limb lengths and levers, many of us are left to work through old injuries, joint and connective tissue ,...

Harrison Maurus Sets World Record and Wins 2017 Youth World Championship!

And then there were two. For the second consecutive day, Team USA has won a world championship and set a new World Record at the 2017 Youth World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. On Saturday it was Harrison Maurus’ turn to...

Sumo Deadlift vs Romanian Deadlift: Differences and Benefits

With numerous ways to deadlift based upon goals of strength, hypertrophy, and/or application to sport, lifters and coaches must best determine the most well-suited deadlift for optimal progress. In this article, we will discuss the differences between the sumo deadlift...

The Best Strength & Fitness Deals from Around the Web: April 3rd

Whether you're a weightlifter, CrossFitter, powerlifter, or strongman/strongwoman, all strength athletes have one thing in common: An eye for good deals. This week, we've rounded up some of the biggest and best discounts on the web for some of our...

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...

Watch Clarence Kennedy Do Powerlifting and Weightlifting At a Recent (Unofficial) Meet

We’re simple people at BarBend. When we see Clarence Kennedy post a video, we watch. The Irish weightlifter — variously known in internet circles as Harry Potter and Clark Kent, and the Irish Hulk — is known for his superhero...

The Coolest Custom Painted Nike Romaleos 3 (So Far)

The end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 was all about lifting shoes. Reebok, Nike, Adidas, and NOBULL all had new models and color schemes releasing around the same time. As a strength journalist, all the new shoes...

Interview: Matthias Steiner Talks Training PRs, His Singing Career, and Lifting With Diabetes

Matthias Steiner's retirement from weightlifting has been anything but boring. The world-renowned, Olympic gold medal-winning weightlifter will go down in history for his extraordinary win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he won gold with a tremendous clean & jerk of 258...

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The Shirtless Chef’s Kitchen: Healthier Chicken Alfredo

Shirtless Chef and CrossFit Union Square coach Andre Crews makes a few simple swaps to give chicken alfredo more protein and flavor than we've ever...

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