285 episodes

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.

BarBend Podcast BarBend

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 186 Ratings

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.

    How to Build Muscle with Kettlebells (w/Joe Daniels)

    How to Build Muscle with Kettlebells (w/Joe Daniels)

    Today I'm speaking with Joe Daniels, better known as Swing This Kettlebell on social media. Joe has a varied athletic background, but in recent years he's focused on kettlebell training across a variety of methods. We dive into his experience and bust some myths are kettlebells, hypertrophy, and functional training.

    • 27 min
    Balancing Life As an Athlete and Coach (w/Zachary Huse)

    Balancing Life As an Athlete and Coach (w/Zachary Huse)

    Today I'm talking to weightlifter and coach Zachary Huse. Zack is in an interesting position: he's an active weightlifter in the superheavyweight category, and he's also a coach with an increasingly accomplished roster of athletes. Is it possible to excel at both points in your weightlifting career? How does he balance coaching at competitions while often competing on the same platform (albeit after most of his athletes)? And what are the most exciting developments in USA Weightlifting compet...

    • 27 min
    BarBend Classic: Should CrossFitters Switch to Strongman? (w/Hanna Coldiron)

    BarBend Classic: Should CrossFitters Switch to Strongman? (w/Hanna Coldiron)

    Here's one from the archives (we're back with new episodes next week!). Today we're wrapping up our mini-series with elite strongwoman athletes. Hanna Coldiron is the 2021 world's 7th strongest woman under 64kg, and she's looking to better that result later in 2022. Hanna wears a lot of hats: athlete and contest promoter, in addition to working a full time job outside of strength athletics. She also got her start in CrossFit (a bit like multi-time World's Strongest Man competitor Rob Kearney)...

    • 26 min
    From Gymnastics to Kettlebells to Weightlifting (with Rebecca Rouse)

    From Gymnastics to Kettlebells to Weightlifting (with Rebecca Rouse)

    Today we have a first of its kind episode in BarBend Podcast history, because it's the first time we've ever had both members of a married couple on the show! We're talking to weightlifter, kettlebell specialist, and trainer Rebecca Rouse. Her husband — Joel Del Rosario — appeared on the podcast about two years ago! I sat down with Rebecca to talk about training in kettlebells and building a following there, making the transition to weightlifting, and tips for finding new coaches and training...

    • 28 min
    Secrets of Giants (with Alyssa Ages)

    Secrets of Giants (with Alyssa Ages)

    Today I'm talking to author Alyssa Ages, who recently released a book called Secrets of Giants: A Journey to Uncover the True Meaning of Strength. She's also a strength athlete herself, and in this book, she spoke with dozens of people around the strength community: lifters, writers, journalists, even organizers, etc. It's a look into how strength impacts our lives and how it can push us past our barriers in all aspects of society. And here's the fun part: I'm actually quoted a coup...

    • 28 min
    BarBend Classic: How Mini-Cuts Unlock Muscle-Building

    BarBend Classic: How Mini-Cuts Unlock Muscle-Building

    Here's one from our archives; we'll be back with new episodes next week! Today I’m talking to trainer, writer, and podcast Tom MacCormick. A writer for sites like Breaking Muscle and BarBend — but hey, I’m biased — Tom is a veteran of the strength and conditioning industry. But one thing he’s best known for online is helping people harness the power of mini cuts — targeted, specific periods of concentrated fat loss — that Tom says can actually help long-term muscle-building and strength goals...

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

BP Writer ,

Consistently a quality podcast

The host and the content are excellent. Really enjoyed your conversation with Alyssa Ages, author of Secrets of Giants. What really resonated with me was her personal story and stories she shared from her book. Learned that lifting isn't about success, it's about failure. Thank you for sharing other ways to think about strength outside the gym. Tons of amazing takeaways in this episode.

beefforkate ,

Informative and entertaining

Barbend podcast is my go-to podcast every morning. They have amazing interviews with a variety of topics all involving sports and health and wellness. I have learned so much from these podcasts and any person can listen and have a clear understanding and feel involved in the conversation.

babajajaa ,

Love the content!

The guests are so knowledgeable and the content is top notch, you’re gonna have to binge listen to this show! @TitanFuelsupplements

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Huberman Lab
Scicomm Media
The School of Greatness
Lewis Howes
On Purpose with Jay Shetty
iHeartPodcasts
Uncared For
Lemonada Media
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Ten Percent Happier
Passion Struck with John R. Miles
John R. Miles

You Might Also Like

The Dan John Podcast
Dan John
Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth
Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, Doug Egge
Huberman Lab
Scicomm Media
Align Podcast
Aaron Alexander
Modern Wisdom
Chris Williamson
The Peter Attia Drive
Peter Attia, MD