What is Barbell Pursuits All About?

It doesn't matter what your overall training goal is, if it involves picking up a barbell in the pursuit of self-improvement, then Barbell Pursuits aims to help you out.

Strength training tips, equipment guides, reviews and general gym discussions.

Our aim is to deliver straight-forward, simple and actionable advice that makes you stronger.

No gimmicks, fads or overly-technical essays. Just shit that works!

We leave the raspberry ketone reviews and the "look at my awesome, healthy breakfast"(YAWN!) posts to your favourite social media fitness "celebs".


So, click around, read a couple posts that interest you and leave a comment or two.

Barbell Pursuits is about helping you improve and get the answers to the questions you have. Be sure to get in touch if there's something you would like to see on the site.

Barbell Pursuits is not here just to display a few measly articles that barely scratch the surface or offer any true value.

We're not around to recommend you crappy products and gadgets just to get a commission. Full disclosure: Barbell Pursuits might make a small commission if you click and buy from some links, but we only suggest quality equipment that we strongly believe will enhance your training.

Laine Norton, Founder and Editor

PS. If you came looking for those "Top 5 Raspberry Ketones", you had better move along.

Our Team

Denver Matheson

Founder & Editor

Denver founded Barbell Pursuits back in early 2017 after deciding to take his information online to reach as many people as possible.

A 28 year old lifelong fitness enthusiast, he began his passion for fitness at the age of 12 after placing well in track & field. For the rest of his school career, including his B.Sc of Kinesiology, he remained active in extracurricular sports with an emphasis on how the human body works as a machine. His favorite events were ones that broke things down to the fundamentals such as shot put as well as the long jump.

Between studying how the joints & tendons of a human being are powered at a chemical level, he enjoys that extra time in the kitchen that optimizing his own health has brought him. Nutrition as well as how the body breaks down food into their constituent molecules is one of his most followed passions with regards to fitness. 

Brooke Elwood

Website Contributor & Research Squad

Also 28 years old, Brooke proudly claims the title longtime girlfriend since university as well as registered dietician. Between the two of them, there's nothing fitness related they can't handle!

She went the way of full nu and Denver’s love of cooking in a science based way had her falling from the very beginning. Unlike Denver’s more applied/practical view to physical fitness, Brooke prefers a much more theoretical look at the body’s possibilities that are made possible through complex chemical reactions.

Ultimately, in her books a good girlfriend is always around to help support her partner when in need. So, whenever Denver needs to hit the books and make sure science backs up his routines, you can bet your behind Brooke is there ready to help him out.


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