We are The Bending Barbell!


What we do What I do

John Clark

JOHN CLARK BSc Founder, owner and head coach. Strength coach John has work with some of the strongest athletes in the country alongside those just starting their journey.

After a successful career in Strongman, including multiple appearances at England’s Strongest Man and winning Midlands’ Strongest Man and British Drug Free titles, injury has meant a change of focus towards Combat Sports.

Rob Nitman

ROB NITMAN, BSc. ASCC. Strength and conditioning coach Rob has a background in professional sport with a client base of athletes looking to develop their strength, power and fitness for performance.

Rob’s training focus is Olympic Weightlifting having previously competed in Rugby Union and Strongman.

What we can do for you

Hybrid Training

The Bending Barbell Hybrid Training is a blend of an online programming with the addition of 1-2-1 coaching.

Each program is specifically tailored to your individual goals each 4 weeks, and Hybrid gives you access to your coach to fine-tune elements of your performance…

Online Training

The Bending Barbell Online Programming is an opportunity for you to have your training designed by one of our coaches, tailored to your needs, and delivered to you online each 4 weeks.

With this you will also have access to TBB discount codes…

Team Sport S&C

The Bending Barbell Team Sport Strength and Conditioning programming is an opportunity for sports teams to have their physical preparation program’s designed by one of our coaches, delivered 100% online.

Each 4 weeks you will receive…

Stronger Together

We are a group of coaches that believe training should be founded on principles of science, developed through experience and driven by results

With a long competitive and training history, alongside a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, our coaches work with a wide range of people including elite athletes and record holders to those wanting to get stronger, fitter and faster for their own enjoyment, health and fitness

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