Welcome to BarBend’s Exercise Guides page! If you came here looking for the web’s best exercise guides, it’s great to have you. For those who simply found us while searching around BarBend, we’re happy and excited to have you here!
Our Exercise Guides are designed with both novice and experienced lifters in mind.
Each of our exercise guides includes information on form, benefits, common variations, muscles worked, when to use the exercise in your program, and so much more. So whether you’re just starting out in the gym, or you’re programming for yourself, we have you covered.
We have exercise guides covering virtually every movement in strength sports. From movements as big as the back squat to exercises as specific as the Pallof Press, we’ve left no stone unturned in our goal of providing the most comprehensive exercise guides on the internet. So whether you’re just starting out lifting, or you’re taking first place at international competitions, browse around and let us help get you stronger.
In the post-barbell world of home workouts, clients, friends and family members keep coming to me with the same concerns. “I’m getting bored of air squats and lunges. My hips are sore from doing 100 squats and 100 lunges everyday. How can I make my workouts harder without doing so...Read more
Jordan Syatt is a record-setting powerlifter and content producer who's best known to many as Gary Vaynerchuk's personal trainer. We sit down to talk about sacrificing everything to reach lifting goals, the psychological components of fitness, and the number one thing everyone in fitness can do to improve their communication skills. Jordan...Read more
His coach, Rayford Jones, told me in no uncertain terms to leave him well alone until he'd gone to the stage and finished all six of his attempts — the man needs to focus, now — but right after watching him win three silver medals for Team USA, I was lucky...Read more
The deadlift is one of the most effective strength and muscle producing movements in all of strength, power, and fitness sports. Throughout deadlift training, there are a plethora of variations and bar options that coaches and athletes can choose from to effectively develop a stronger deadlift. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgbSvPnnJT7/ The axle deadlift...Read more
Functional training became a hot topic in 2019 and keeps gaining momentum in mainstream fitness. But what is functional training really? Functional movement or training, has it all in the name. Its philosophy is not like that of bodybuilding or CrossFit, where improvement and progress is measured by aesthetics, or...Read more