Saying Goodbye to a Decade of Breaking Muscle

It’s been ten many years since Breaking Muscle commenced. When I to start with begun,

It’s been ten many years since Breaking Muscle commenced. When I to start with begun, I wrote about what was attention-grabbing to me at the time mainly because I couldn’t come across the facts wherever else. I was fascinated in yoga, CrossFit, Russian kettlebell coaching, MMA, and then that direct me to weightlifting and gymnastics, but most of the expert press was about bodybuilding and physique, with quite little else. What was attention-grabbing to me and Breaking Muscle was market and challenging to come across and surely not mainstream.


We were being not attempting to sell a model or a program. It was normally about the science of coaching, the procedure, the programming, and the minds that were being shaping the market. More than five million men and women a thirty day period frequented the internet site, hundreds of 1000’s of them followed us on social media, virtually two,000 coaches wrote or appeared on our internet pages, we gave away 1000’s of coaching options, and the internet site received quite a few awards in the market. I feel we uncovered that the mainstream was just as curious and fascinated as we were being in new adventures in energy and conditioning.



So, I seem back again on all of Breaking Muscle’s achievements with satisfaction but I never anticipated any of it. For me, it was normally about the know-how, the coaches and trainers, and the chance to check out new things. I measure the accomplishment of the internet site by its impact and access over the many years in serving to to advertise barbells, kettlebells, box fitness centers, strongman, CrossFit, yoga, MMA, triathlons, obstacle study course racing, Olympic weightlifting, pure movement, and all types of eclectic coaching methods.


Quickly, my youngest little one will commence to start with quality, and the oldest has just begun graduate college, and I am ending my doctorate in psychology. My time is best spent on my relatives and my need to pursue new educational alternatives. Frankly, in the last two many years or so, I have not experienced the time vital for Breaking Muscle. I uncovered that on the internet lifestyle is pushed so a great deal by social media that it was not cozy to be foremost the publication anymore mainly because I experienced and have no fascination in getting on Fb or Instagram or any of the other apps out there. I have identified for some time that a alter was needed.



Don’t get me erroneous, I will be eternally grateful for the practical experience of Breaking Muscle and the many focused physical fitness and wellness professionals I achieved by means of the internet site. Nowadays, nevertheless, I am delighted to hand off the duty of managing Breaking Muscle to the team at BarBend. I am rooting for them to triumph and to continue on developing on the foundations of the internet site. They will, no question, consider it in bold new directions and, I hope, access a new generation and viewers with the very same enthusiasm and curiosity.


So, thank you for supporting Breaking Muscle. And, thank you for getting a component of the trip. I go away the internet site with very little but optimistic thoughts and superior wishes.


Mindith Rahmat


Breaking Muscle


Breaking Muscle is a single of the world’s most trustworthy and beloved physical fitness websites. That is an amazing and significant legacy. As information creators passionate about energy and wellness, we at BarBend are honored to direct the internet site in the future chapter of its evolution. We consider Breaking Muscle’s legacy and standing very seriously, and in the coming many years, we hope to create on and honor Mindith Rahmat’s amazing function supporting energy lovers all over the world.


There is certainly one thing quite own about this alter. As with millions of viewers, Breaking Muscle has been an significant useful resource for my very own energy journey. And as with any alter, our vision for Breaking Muscle will consider some time to prepare and realize for the time getting, a great deal will continue to be the very same as we slowly roll out a new reader practical experience. I discuss for the whole BarBend team in expressing we are excited about not only what this internet site has realized in ten many years, but for what is still to occur.


David Tao

Co-Founder and CEO, BarBend