The Team at BarBend works every single day with one goal in mind:
To help people live stronger, healthier lifestyles by delivering the best, most-informed content in the strength sports and fitness space.
Through news coverage, training and nutrition content, product reviews and more, BarBend is your home for all things strength.
The BarBend Team
Based in Brooklyn, New York, BarBend is supported by a team of over 70 experts, contributors, researchers, photographers, and athletes from around the globe. Our in-house editors, creative, and management team steer the ship so we can bring you the best content in the industry.
BarBend’s Expert and Contributor Networks include some of the world’s top minds in strength training and strength athletics. Made up of Olympians, World Record holders, coaches, researchers, dietitians, and historians, these individuals bring a range of experiences to our site through the content they write and articles they help verify.
Brian St. Pierre MS, RD, CSCS, CISSN, PN2
As Precision Nutrition’s Director of Performance Nutrition, Brian leads a team of over 20 expert coaches, helping individuals of all backgrounds reach their personal and professional goals. Brian also works with a host of elite athletes such as U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens where he provides nutrition coaching and performance-specific… Read more
Dr. Trevor Kashey
Trevor Kashey has a Ph.D. in biochemistry with emphasis on cellular energy transduction (which he completed at the age of 23). He began his formal scientific career as a high school student, doing non-small cell lung cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He has consistently been doing research since then… Read more
Chad Wesley Smith
Chad Wesley Smith is the owner/founder of Juggernaut Training Systems and one of the most accomplished strength athletes of recent years. With a background in track & field, Smith took his 2 collegiate national shot put championships and continued his athletic success in powerlifting and strongman.. Read more
PhD, CSCS*D, CISSN
Eric started lifting at the age of 12, and has been hooked ever since. Eric has a background in powerlifting and strength coaching, and has been competing in natural bodybuilding since 2011. Now he’s a pro natural bodybuilder with a PhD in Human Movement Science, and serves as the Director of Education… Read more
Dr. Mike T. Nelson
Exercise Physiology Expert
Mike T. Nelson, PhD, MSME, CSCS, CISSN, is a research fanatic who specializes in metabolic flexibility and heart rate variability, as well as an online trainer, adjunct professor, faculty member at the Carrick Institute, presenter, creator of the Flex Diet Cert…. Read more
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BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting.
The content on BarBend is meant to be informative in nature, but it should not be taken as medical advice. When starting a new training regimen and/or diet, it is always a good idea to consult with a trusted medical professional. We are not a medical resource. The opinions and articles on this site are not intended for use as diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of health problems. They are not substitutes for consulting a qualified medical professional.
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World Para Powerlifting (WPPO) is the international federation for the sport of Para powerlifting. The sport is governed by the International Paralympic Committee and directed by World Para Powerlifting staff and committees.
Included on the Paralympic Games sport programme since 1964, Para powerlifting is the ultimate test of strength and features the world’s strongest athletes with disabilities. Athletes from over 130 countries are often lifting over three times their own body weight!
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BarBend is a proud media provider of World Para Powerlifting (WPPO). As with the above, unless otherwise specified on certain content, the two organizations maintain editorial independence.
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