Weightlifting

Talakhadze and Valentin Are the IWF Lifters of the Year

The lines are closed, the votes are tallied, and the International Weightlifting Federation has announced the 2017 IWF Lifters of the Year: Georgia’s Lasha Talakhade, +105kg weight class and Spain’s Lydia Valentin Perez, -75kg weight class. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd0VXCqlRQQ The competition was pretty...

Power and Ice: The Training Routine of the U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team

There aren’t a lot of races in which the most important work is over in the first few seconds, but if you ask Jason Hartman, strength and conditioning coordinator for the U.S. Olympic bobsled team, that’s the crux of...

USA Weightlifting Set to Adopt New Weight Classes for American Open Series 3

Yesterday, USA Weightlifting made a big announcement in regards to the Nike American Open Series 3 competition and weightlifting competitions after it moving forward. The Nike American Open Series 3 competition is set to take place September 13-16th in...

How Much Do Olympic Speed Skaters Squat?

As we head into the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, we’ve been spending a lot of time wondering about how these world class athletes train to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports. Different winter sports emphasize different qualities, of...

The Best Answers from Mattie Rogers’ Reddit AMA

Mattie Rogers is the United States’ strongest -69kg weightlifter, currently holding the national record in the snatch (106kg/233.7lb), clean & jerk (134kg/295.4lb), and total (239kg/527lb). She also took home bronze in the snatch (104kg) and the total (235kg) at...

How America’s Olympic Freestyle Ski Team Gets So Strong

The 2018 Winter Olympics are kicking off in South Korea on February 9th and each and every event provides jaw-dropping feats of athleticism. Winter Olympians train all year, every year with some of the most rigorous, cutting-edge programming on...

Jordan Weichers Talks Training, Growth of Weightlifting, and Olympic Predictions

When it comes to fully embracing a strength sport, Jordan Weichers is the perfect definition. She started as a CrossFit athlete in 2014, then made the switch to weightlifting full-time after meeting California Strength coach Jason Starks. Weichers began...

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...

5 Strength Training “Rules” You Can Completely Ignore

Health and fitness are fields that are meant to be firmly rooted in science, but that doesn’t prevent a lot of myths, misconceptions, and lies from circulating the industry — and interfering with your strength gains. We’ve heard them all,...

BarBend’s Top 10 Strength Feats and Performances of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to take some time to reflect on some of this year's biggest lifts and performances across all strength sports. We chose our top picks based off multiple pieces of criteria, which...

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