The Growth and Evolution of Olympic Weightlifting

January 9, 2024

David Tao, co-founder of Barbend, shares his journey into strength sports and the creation of Barbend. In this episode, we discuss the appeal of strength sports and the industry’s growth. David also emphasizes the importance of coaching philosophies and the need for adaptability in exercise programming. He highlights the evolution of Barbend and the impact of storytelling in strength sports. Barbend continues to serve the fitness and strength community. It has grown in many ways and broadened its reach in innovative ways. David is charismatic and passionate about all things strength sports.

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  • Athletes should focus on optimal training rather than constantly seeking PRs, and understand the importance of rest and recovery.
  • Barbend has evolved from a strength sports news outlet to a platform that provides a wide range of content for strength enthusiasts.
  • Strength sports have a broad appeal due to the shared experiences of athletes and the ability to push oneself to new limits. The power of storytelling in strength sports can inspire and motivate athletes to pursue their goals.

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