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BarBend Podcast

By BarBend

Learn from the top athletes, coaches, and influencers in strength! Each week, the BarBend Podcast brings together some of the world's biggest strength names across weightlifting, powerlifting, CrossFit, strongman, and more. BarBend Editor and Co-Founder David Thomas Tao sits down with the strength community's smartest and strongest minds to with a focus on their learnings through training, competition, and coaching. We dive deep on their journeys and where strength training has taken them. World record holders share their competition secrets. Coaches give their most underrated tips. And top thinkers and researchers from the realm of strength science go deep on their most promising findings. This podcast is the perfect companion for experts and beginners alike, covering a wide range of topics to keep listeners up to date on the world of strength.

  1. 1.
    How Your Metabolism Really Works (with Josh Clemente)01/18/2021
    31:46
  2. 2.
    Inside the CrossFit Games Bubble (w/ Adam Neiffer) 01/11/2021
    30:04
  3. 3.
    From Bodybuilding to 'Ramy' and 'Ms. Marvel' (with Laith Nakli)01/04/2021
    33:24
  4. 4.
    What You Don't Know About the CrossFit Games Grind (with Amanda Barnhart)12/28/2020
    28:14
  5. 5.
    Throwing Down the Hammer (with Steph Hammerman)12/21/2020
    35:26
  6. 6.
    What Changed About Women and Strength (with Liz Plosser)12/18/2020
    31:43
  7. 7.
    How to Breathe Fire (with Bill Grundler)12/14/2020
    42:18
  8. 8.
    From A Stopped Heart to Weightlifting Rebirth (Jon North)12/10/2020
    33:16
  1. 9.
    History's Strongest Women (with Haley Shapley)12/08/2020
    34:40
  2. 10.
    Doughnuts to Power Your Deadlifts (with Amanda Kohatsu)12/03/2020
    29:14
  3. 11.
    Can You Graduate from Squat University? (with Dr. Aaron Horschig)11/30/2020
    28:30
  4. 12.
    Bear Crawled a Marathon (with Devon Lévesque)11/23/2020
    31:26
  5. 13.
    You're Warming Up Wrong (with Dr. Jordan Shallow)11/19/2020
    34:26
  6. 14.
    Fittest One Arm Man on Earth (with Logan Aldridge)11/16/2020
    35:26
  7. 15.
    A Gym That Fits In Your Suitcase11/12/2020
    32:22
  8. 16.
    The 2nd Fittest Man On Earth (Samuel Kwant)11/09/2020
    27:48
  9. 17.
    Doing the Impossible in Powerlifting (With Taylor Atwood)11/05/2020
    30:30
  10. 18.
    Why It's Harder to Fight Doping in Paralympic Sport (with Ali Jawad)11/02/2020
    30:16
  11. 19.
    First Woman to Clean & Jerk 300 Pounds (with Karyn Marshall)10/29/2020
    27:30
  12. 20.
    61 Year Old Squats 700 Pounds for Three (with David Ricks)10/26/2020
    30:25
  13. 21.
    The Army's Strongest Man (with Anthony Fuhrman)10/22/2020
    32:42
  14. 22.
    He's Called CrossFit Thor10/19/2020
    33:11
  15. 23.
    CrossFit's Next Superstar In Waiting10/15/2020
    29:52
  16. 24.
    He's the "Original" Korean Hulk10/08/2020
    29:26
  17. 25.
    Dr. Bo Babenko: Injury Myths and Misconceptions10/05/2020
    31:00
  18. 26.
    Coss Marte: From Solitary Confinement to CONBODY Empire10/01/2020
    29:51
  19. 27.
    Sebastian Oreb: Inside the Mind of Australian Strength Coach09/29/2020
    34:58
  20. 28.
    Fergus Crawley: Lifting and Mental Health09/24/2020
    32:46
  21. 29.
    James Newbury: CrossFit Elite on Virtual Competition09/17/2020
    38:36
  22. 30.
    Andrea Thompson: Strongman Evolution and the World's Strongest Woman09/14/2020
    31:50
  23. 31.
    Cheryl Haworth: Olympic Bronze At Age 1709/10/2020
    28:45
  24. 32.
    Jourdan Delacruz: Weightlifting's Next Wave09/03/2020
    26:55
  25. 33.
    Conor Heffernan: Strength History's Biggest Moments08/31/2020
    42:27
  26. 34.
    Pedro Meloni: Weightlifting Events During a Pandemic08/27/2020
    33:24
  27. 35.
    Steph Chung: Community, CrossFit, and Competition Goals08/24/2020
    36:13
  28. 36.
    Danny Lehr: The Story Behind Caffeine and Kilos08/20/2020
    35:33
  29. 37.
    Marcus Martinez: What Kettlebells Can and Can't Do For You08/17/2020
    27:28
  30. 38.
    Jen Thompson: A Powerlifting Legend's Training Routine08/13/2020
    31:45
  31. 39.
    Goodbye, Jake Boly: BarBend's Fitness Editor Takes A Bow08/10/2020
    34:32
  32. 40.
    Ryan Dorris: The Issue of Inclusivity In Strength Sports08/06/2020
    1:00:19
  33. 41.
    Zack George: The UK's Fittest Man08/03/2020
    33:21
  34. 42.
    Joe Vennare: These Companies Are the Future of Fitness07/30/2020
    30:11
  35. 43.
    Blaine McConnell: World's Strongest Bobsledder07/27/2020
    39:09
  36. 44.
    JamaRR Royster: Find Your "Why" for Endless Motivation07/23/2020
    48:07
  37. 45.
    Meg Squats: Getting a Barbell Into Every Woman’s Hands07/20/2020
    37:14
  38. 46.
    Kristin Hedstrom: How Olympic Rowers Train for Strength07/16/2020
    31:01
  39. 47.
    Jonathan Goodman: Uniting Trainers Online07/13/2020
    35:23
  40. 48.
    Garrison Redd: Para Powerlifting's Next Big Thing? 07/09/2020
    32:56
  41. 49.
    Ashley Svendbye: Can Powerlifters and Weightlifters Get Along?07/06/2020
    35:17
  42. 50.
    Teddy Willsey: Move Better for Life07/02/2020
    29:09
  43. 51.
    Scott Stallings: Combining Pro Golf and CrossFit06/29/2020
    34:20
  44. 52.
    Bethany Shadburne: Training for the CrossFit Games At Home06/25/2020
    32:30
  45. 53.
    Scott Herman: The OG Fitness Influencer?06/22/2020
    33:59
  46. 54.
    Armen Hammer: What Comes Next for CrossFit?06/18/2020
    39:06
  47. 55.
    Syn Martinez: Race, CrossFit, and Inclusivity in Fitness06/15/2020
    39:25
  48. 56.
    Eb Samuel: Superheroes & Men's Health Fitness Director06/11/2020
    34:31
  49. 57.
    Phil Andrews: International Weightlifting and the McLaren Report06/08/2020
    57:14
  50. 58.
    Bill Esch: America's Kettlebell Warrior06/04/2020
    33:40
  51. 59.
    Jay Maryniak: What Trainers Don't Tell You06/01/2020
    29:06
  52. 60.
    Charlie Dickson: The Next Wave for Powerlifting05/28/2020
    28:33
  53. 61.
    Justin LoFranco: The Mind Behind Morning Chalk Up05/21/2020
    35:47
  54. 62.
    Jen Widerstrom: From "American Gladiators" to Go-To Trainer05/18/2020
    37:08
  55. 63.
    Dan John: 10,000 Kettlebell Swings and Strength Origins05/14/2020
    36:03
  56. 64.
    Layne Norton: Real Science of Building Muscle05/11/2020
    33:46
  57. 65.
    Jason Khalipa: Fitness Beyond COVID-1905/07/2020
    33:23
  58. 66.
    Angela Gargano: Real Life Ninjas and the Pull-up Revolution05/04/2020
    32:58
  59. 67.
    Kyle Traynor: Find Your Zen to Build a Fitness Empire04/30/2020
    1:09:20
  60. 68.
    David Meltzer: Pro Sports Recovery & Fitness on the Road04/27/2020
    27:40
  61. 69.
    Meg Reardon: Training for the CrossFit Games (While Injured!)04/23/2020
    38:46
  62. 70.
    Adee Cazayoux: What Athletes Get Wrong About Nutrition04/20/2020
    33:04
  63. 71.
    Kalle Beck: Strongman Training from Home04/16/2020
    18:46
  64. 72.
    Justin Bergh: The Future of The CrossFit Games04/13/2020
    42:58
  65. 73.
    Kevin Oak: Thoughts You Have Before An 860 lb Squat04/09/2020
    41:11
  66. 74.
    Matt O'Keefe: A CrossFit Community Playmaker04/06/2020
    36:23
  67. 75.
    Dr. Andy Galpin: The Art of Training Muscle Fibers04/03/2020
    46:02
  68. 76.
    Joe Yoon: Better Stretching and Mobility04/01/2020
    38:20
  69. 77.
    Chad Vaughn: At-Home Training for Weightlifters03/30/2020
    32:25
  70. 78.
    Chad Wesley Smith: How Powerlifters Can Stay Strong At Home03/27/2020
    19:47
  71. 79.
    Jake Boly: Building Muscle and Strength At Home03/25/2020
    23:16
  72. 80.
    Phil Andrews: USA Weightlifting's Response to COVID-1903/23/2020
    23:48
  73. 81.
    Eugen Loki: Blending Art and Fitness to Educate03/19/2020
    50:02
  74. 82.
    Heather Connor: What We're Getting Wrong About Injuries03/16/2020
    33:59
  75. 83.
    Brian Alsruhe: Lifting Through Rock Bottom03/12/2020
    37:38
  76. 84.
    Kristen Holmes: How to Optimize Your Sleep03/09/2020
    32:57
  77. 85.
    Margaux Alvarez: The CrossFit Games, Wine, and Long Drive Competitions03/05/2020
    33:21
  78. 86.
    Alex Uslar: Overcoming Addiction and Creating Opportunity 03/02/2020
    50:50
  79. 87.
    Joey Szatmary Podcast: Building a Home for Strongmen and Powerlifters02/27/2020
    53:59
  80. 88.
    Chris Duffin: Squatting 1,000 Pounds and More Impossible Feats02/24/2020
    38:58
  81. 89.
    Rowan Minnion: Dealing with Influencers PLUS How to Recover Better for Strength02/20/2020
    33:11
  82. 90.
    Ian Kaplan: The Complexity of Pain 02/17/2020
    52:40
  83. 91.
    Eric Leija: How the Primal Swoledier Makes His Workouts02/13/2020
    34:44
  84. 92.
    Hayden Bowe: Youth Athletes in Powerlifting and Weightlifting02/10/2020
    46:38
  85. 93.
    Don Saladino: How to Get Hollywood Ready02/06/2020
    35:17
  86. 94.
    Alan Thrall: Where Can Powerlifting & Strongman Grow?02/03/2020
    59:10
  87. 95.
    Kari Pearce: America's Fittest Woman01/30/2020
    40:24
  88. 96.
    Rich Froning: CrossFit Games Changes and How Long He'll Compete01/27/2020
    33:16
  89. 97.
    Jordan Shallow and Pat Davidson: How Are These STILL Questions?01/23/2020
    1:00:43
  90. 98.
    Stefi Cohen: What It Takes to Build a Fitness Empire01/20/2020
    30:54
  91. 99.
    Zack Telander: Weightlifting Vs. CrossFit (and Lifting in America)01/16/2020
    32:37
  92. 100.
    Joe Sullivan: Bending Bars & What Powerlifters Won't Tell You01/13/2020
    37:09
  93. 101.
    Kris Gethin: How to Thrive As a Multi-Sport Bodybuilder01/09/2020
    32:04
  94. 102.
    JC Deen: Why It's Easy to Get Fed Up With Fitness01/06/2020
    33:27
  95. 103.
    Zack Bartell: What No One Tells You About Opening A Gym01/02/2020
    45:38
  96. 104.
    Dr. Mike T. Nelson: The Truth About Changing Your Metabolism12/30/2019
    45:00
  97. 105.
    Josh Bridges: Mental Toughness, Dave Castro, and His Competition Future12/23/2019
    40:16
  98. 106.
    Rob Kearney: Competing Against Giants and Being An Openly Gay Strongman12/19/2019
    35:34
  99. 107.
    Eric Helms: Understanding RPE and Hypertrophy 12/16/2019
    1:16:43
  100. 108.
    Mike Matthews: What You Don't Know About Supplements12/12/2019
    49:30
  101. 109.
    Kenny Santucci: How to Learn Forever and Strong New York12/09/2019
    34:37
  102. 110.
    James FitzGerald: 1st Men's CrossFit Games Champ Talks Optimal Performance12/05/2019
    37:31
  103. 111.
    Jordan Syatt: World Record Deadlifts and the Great Calorie Debate12/02/2019
    42:03
  104. 112.
    Dr. Jordan Shallow: Your Warmup Is Broken11/25/2019
    34:08
  105. 113.
    Chad Wesley Smith: 900 Pound Squats and the Ultimate Strength Debate11/21/2019
    41:30
  106. 114.
    Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum: What We Get Wrong About Pain11/18/2019
    57:58
  107. 115.
    Sarah Furman: Finding Unconventional Strength11/14/2019
    33:13
  108. 116.
    Russel Orhii: Powerlifting's Next Big Thing11/11/2019
    35:11
  109. 117.
    Adam Bornstein: The Mastermind Behind Lebron & Arnold's Supplements11/07/2019
    37:37
  110. 118.
    Nick Shaw: Building a Nutrition Empire11/04/2019
    33:37
  111. 119.
    Heber Cannon: Fitness Life with a Buttery Bro10/31/2019
    34:36
  112. 120.
    Craig Lindell: Can We Fix Physical Therapy?10/28/2019
    33:02
  113. 121.
    Jake Boly: The Ultimate Guide to Powerbuilding10/24/2019
    34:23
  114. 122.
    Phil Andrews: What's Next for USA Weightlifting10/21/2019
    37:23
  115. 123.
    The Life and Times of Silent Mike10/17/2019
    34:42
  116. 124.
    Sean Waxman: Where Does Weightlifting Go From Here?10/14/2019
    33:20
  117. 125.
    Cole Sager: Can He Change Your Life?10/10/2019
    39:39
  118. 126.
    Steve Cotter: Kettlebell Culture and Upping Your Mental Game10/07/2019
    39:42
  119. 127.
    Tom Boyden: Tricking, Jujimufu, and the New Age of Fitness Media10/03/2019
    37:07
  120. 128.
    Greg Nuckols: A Better Way to Approach Strength Research09/30/2019
    40:36
  121. 129.
    Emily Abbate: What We Need in Fitness Journalism 09/26/2019
    35:36
  122. 130.
    From NASA to Fitness with Brandon Heavey09/23/2019
    34:55
  123. 131.
    James Newbury: What It Takes to Succeed in CrossFit 09/19/2019
    31:59
  124. 132.
    Tony Gentilcore: What's Really Important in Strength09/16/2019
    38:25
  125. 133.
    Fitness, Change, and Sacrifice with FITAID's Aaron Hinde09/12/2019
    33:06
  126. 134.
    Alexandra LaChance: From the CrossFit Games to Weightlifting National Champion09/09/2019
    30:21
  127. 135.
    Athlete Driven Success with Danny Camargo09/05/2019
    33:39
  128. 136.
    Mental Strength with Liz Adams09/02/2019
    32:52
  129. 137.
    Strength Trolls and Social Media with Jake Boly08/29/2019
    40:18
  130. 138.
    CrossFit's Past, Present, and Future with Pat Barber08/26/2019
    44:34
  131. 139.
    The Pinnacle of Cal Strength with Dave Spitz08/23/2019
    33:46
  132. 140.
    Powerlifting Fact and Fiction with Bryce Krawczyk08/21/2019
    32:15
  133. 141.
    Lasting Strength and Mas Wrestling with Tom Sroka08/14/2019
    36:37
  134. 142.
    What You're Missing About Recovery with WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed08/13/2019
    33:00
  135. 143.
    The Evolution of Strongman with Kalle Beck08/06/2019
    43:21
  136. 144.
    From Olympian to Coach with Chad Vaughn07/30/2019
    38:23
  137. 145.
    Weightlifting's Future with Olympic Medalist Cheryl Haworth07/13/2019
    47:10
  138. 146.
    Building a Fitness Brand with Sean Pastuch07/13/2019
    34:44
  139. 147.
    World Records and Game Show TV with Emily Hu07/13/2019
    32:52
  140. 148.
    How the CrossFit Games Are Changing with Tim Paulson07/12/2019
    45:12

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