Is D’Angelo Osorio’s 211kg Clean & Jerk Attempt a Sign of Things to Come?

D'Angelo Osorio has been around American Weightlifting for awhile, having taken up the sport back in 2008. Now, the 105 kilogram lifter (who rose to Internet fame as a 94 kilo junior) has started breaking through plateaus and putting...

Behdad Salimi Resumes Training After ACL Surgery, Still 50/50 for Rio

Update: At the Asian Weightlifting Championships on April 27th, BarBend correspondent Mike Graber spoke to the Iranian delegation regarding Salimi's status. They say he's resumed training but is still 50/50 to defend his superheavyweight title at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  The...

Don’t Miss These Important Powerlifting Dates in 2016

It's a great year so far for powerlifting, including some World Record performances and the emergence of Blaine Sumner as one of the sport's greats (and potential all-time greats). But there's still plenty of lifting yet to go. To...

Motivate Your Training Partner with This World Record Tandem Clean & Jerk

Mondays are hard, so a little motivation can go a long way. And if you want to get your training partner hyped as well, show them this video of German superheavy weightlifters Almir Velagic and Matthias Steiner setting the tandem...

Fire Breaks Out at Eleiko, But Production and Headquarters Remain Operational

Over the weekend, Swedish news outlet Hallandsposten reported a large fire broke out in an industrial area of Halmstad, destroying an Eleiko warehouse in addition to several other properties from area businesses. For awhile, it was unclear to English speaking...

Capturing the World’s Fittest: An Interview with Photographer Preston Smith

You might not know him personally, but we can almost guarantee you've seen his work. In the past two years, Preston Smith has become one of the most prolific go-to photographers for competitive fitness, capturing the world's top competitors...

These 2 Cooking Tips Will Perk Up Your Food Prep

We all know you can’t out train a bad diet. Whether you’re a high level athlete or a desk to deadlift fitness rat who, in the words of Give 'Em Cold Steel athlete and Australian Olympic weightlifting hopeful Pip Malone,...

Here’s What You Don’t Know About Announcing Fitness Competitions

(Coach and MC James Quigley takes us inside his quest to enter the world of fitness announcing in this exclusive series for BarBend.) As the lights came on and the main stage lit up, you could feel the energy. The...

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 seen before. Don't fear the fat. Shirtless Healthier Chicken Alfredo Recipe Ingredients 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs 2 cups organic...

Josh Bridges Gets Penalized, Responds with Insane 16.5 Performance

After significant controversy surrounding Josh Bridges' world's-best score on CrossFit Open workout 16.4 (which gave Josh his seventh overall Open victory over the last few years), CrossFit HQ has recalculated the athlete's score and issued a major penalty. This knocks Bridges'...