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Adam Bishop on the BarBend Podcast

Can Britain’s Strongest Man Repeat? (w/ Adam Bishop)

Today I’m talking to strongman Adam Bishop, the reigning Britain’s Strongest Man (as of this podcast’s publication). After playing rugby at a high level, Adam became a strength and conditioning coach for professional rugby players. It was only in the...

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Learn from the top athletes, coaches, and influencers in strength! Each week, BarBend Editor and Co-Founder David Thomas Tao sits down with the strength community’s smartest and strongest minds to get their thoughts on training, competition, and coaching. World record holders share their competition secrets. Coaches give their favorite tips. And top thinkers and researchers from the realm of strength science go deep on their most promising findings.

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Mike Aidala BarBend Podcast

Bringing Back Old Timey Strength (w/Mike Aidala)

Today I’m talking to performance coach and athlete Mike Aidala, who is perhaps best known online for helping resurrect some strongman lifts from a bygone era. Mike’s done immensely impressive things like a

Dr. Ben Bikman BarBend Podcast

Metabolism and Muscle with Dr. Ben Bikman

Today I’m talking to Dr. Ben Bikman, PhD, a professor, researcher, entrepreneur, and author in bioenergetics. (He’s also the founder of HLTH Code, a leading meal replacement supplement.) In his own words, Ben’s

Jimmy Kolb BarBend Podcast

Heaviest Bench of All Time (w/Jimmy Kolb)

Today I’m talking to powerlifter Jimmy Kolb, the all-time record holder in the equipped bench press. In June 2021, he benched an astonishing 508 kilograms (or 1,120 pounds) in a single-ply bench shirt.

Odd Haugen BarBend Podcast

He’s the Visegrip Viking (w/Odd Haugen)

Today I’m talking to strength icon Odd Haugen, who’s decades-long career in strength is the stuff of legend. Originally from Norway, he’s an accomplished champion powerlifter and fitness entrepreneur who’s owned and operated