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More than ever, the fitness market is filled with equipment, supplements, apparel, and tech designed to help athletes meet their training goals. But which products are worth your time (and more importantly, your money)? BarBend’s in-depth reviews cut through the clutter to give you an informed take on what’s hot, what’s useful, and what may be overhyped in training. We dive deep into product specifications and give you the criteria we use to assess each category.
BarBend’s in-depth reviews cut through the clutter to give you an informed take on what’s hot, what’s useful, and what may be overhyped in training.
Customer experiences vary, and more often than not there’s not one perfect choice for every single athlete’s needs. And that’s as true for shoes and barbells as it is for protein powder and preworkouts. That’s why our team personally tests so many of the products you’ll find in our reviews. We also work with some of the top experts in strength to nail down the points that really matter when it comes to quality. Our expertise combines with a personal touch for a holistic sense of how these products perform for real people. Like you, and like us.
BarBend HQ has been on a quest to find the best weight lifting belt for every type of strength athlete. Our mission through multiple sweaty — often heavy — gym sessions was to provide you with direction when choosing the best lifting belt for your needs. The perfect belt for you will be...Read more
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FOOD & HEALTH
Few wellness tasks are as stupefying as shopping for a multivitamin. How do you know you’re not just peeing all your money away? Why do some of them upset our stomach (and which don't)? And what’s the difference between multi’s for men and multi’s for women, anyway? Plus, with the different...Read more
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Many assume that all kettlebells are created equal, but that's not entirely true. In fact, a kettlebell can be as unique as the way you train, and finding the perfect fit can ensure you get the most out of your kettlebell workouts. At the surface, kettlebells all look similar in...Read more
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There are a lot of benefits of foam rolling, including better circulation, greater range of motion, and softer soft tissue. And since you can get away with selling one made of nothing but packing foam, the profit margins can be pretty considerable — that means a lot of brands sell a lot of...Read more
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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, meaning it has fewer calories and more protein than Gold Standard....Read more