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

Laine Norton

Founder & Editor

Laine founded Barbell Pursuits back in early 2017 after powerlifting became his all consuming passion.

He's a certified trainer who enjoys training clients. In the past, he's also been a amateur powerlifting competitor. These days he's more focused on physique training and supplementation to function optimally. 

He's also finding it a bit weird writing about himself in the 3rd person...

Dan Cox

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Website Editor & Video Manager

Dan is a dedicated fitness enthusiast who's been lifting for over 15 years.

He started off as a reader of the Barbell Pursuits websites and after becoming friends with Laine, he became the #2 employee at the company.

These days Dan spends his time managing the Barbell Pursuits Youtube channel.

Jay Cromwell

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Video Editor & Graphic Designer

Jay is in-charge of all the graphics on the Barbell Pursuits websites.

He's also very involved with our Youtube channel and he does all of the post production editing for all the Barbell Pursuits videos.


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