Watch: CrossFit Games Athletes Make Fun of Gym Stereotypes

“I need more chalk for burpees!” "I could go faster but I gotta play it safe, I could make Regionals in a couple of years." So, this is pretty great. Reebok Canada has just released a sketch that's all about (gently)...

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Vs. Isopure Low Carb — Which Is the Best Whey?

Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard Whey is probably the most popular protein powder on the market, and with good reason: it's cheap, effective, and tasty. Isopure's Low Carb, on the other hand, is among the most popular whey isolates on the market,...

Is This the Heaviest Set of Jerks Ever Completed?

Don’t get us wrong, we’re all about the heaviest weights ever lifted around here. But in our opinion, not enough cred is given to the heaviest sets ever lifted. Earlier this week, for instance, Chris Bridgeford deadlifted a weight that...

Harrison Maurus PRs His Jerk With 200kg, Three Days Before Pan Ams

The 17-year-old weightlifting prodigy Harrison Maurus looks pretty dead set on breaking some records at next week’s Pan American Weightlifting Championships. Take a look at this behind the neck jerk of 200 kilograms (441 pounds) that he just hit in...

Inside the Crazy Strength Sport of Finger Wrestling

On first impressions it may look like a hyper macho show of competitive strength to win the attention of the nearby, 6-steins-of-beer-carrying waitress, but the German strength sport of finger wrestling (in German: Fingerhakeln) is not just a casual...

Goblet Squat – Exercise Guide and Benefits

Goblet squats are a great way to enhance your squat strength, movement and control, and overall performance. For many lifters, the squat is a constant journey, with many successes and setbacks and along the way. The goblet squat, often...

MusclePharm BCAA 3:1:2 Review — Why the Different Ratio?

MusclePharm is a Colorado-based supplement company that has a decent following among bodybuilders, but is probably best known for their line of “combat” supplements like Combat Whey and their Combat Crunch protein bars. (The "Combat" is because they sponsor...

6 Tips to Make Counting Your Macros Way Easier

Editors note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein and in the video are the authors and don’t necessarily reflect the views of BarBend. Claims, assertions, opinions, and quotes have been sourced exclusively by the author. The buzz...

Chris Bridgeford Deadlifts 370kg for Five Reps at 119kg Bodyweight

Twenty-two year old powerlifter Chris Bridgeford is repping awfully close to the world record deadlift: five reps of 370 kilograms (815.7 pounds) with wrist straps. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWtbj1ilwxC He posted with the lift, New 5RM tonight @ 370 kg (815 lbs)... no f*cking around,...

Dave Castro Announces 1RM Clean & Jerk Team Event at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit...

The barbell is indeed back. The morning after letting the world know that the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games will include a one-rep max snatch individual event, Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro has returned to Instagram to announce a...