Barbell Exercises Articles

The tool of choice for many competitive powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, bodybuilders and professional athletes, the barbell is best when used for heavy weight training and maxing out. Barbell exercises involve compound lifts like Squats, Deadlifts, Rows, Hang Cleans, Snatches and Bench Presses. Build muscle and train harder with this powerful tool.

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Hack Squat: Upgrading the Old-School Strength Staple

The Barbell Hack Squat is an old-school strength exercise that's been around forever. Essentially a Deadlift that begins with the barbell behind your ...

The 'Big Lifts' Aren't Great for Tall People. Here's How They Should Tackle Them

Weight training is not one size fits all. Certainly not all individuals are built or move the same. This world was not created for people who are a...

Why Everybody Botches Single-Leg Deadlifts (and How to Finally Master Them)

The Single-Leg Deadlift is an advanced movement that will challenge foot, hip and torso stability while also developing posterior strength. It's al...

17 Effective Rings Exercises That Build a Better Body

Olympic rings aren't just for gymnasts. Suspension training has been around for decades, but in more recent years, it's become popular in mainstream g...

10 Best Back Exercises for Building Muscle

The best visual marker of raw power and strength is your back. There, I said it! After centuries of bodybuilders and athletes focusing on their "be...

Study Reveals Best Type of Exercise to Develop Acceleration—And You're Probably Not Doing It

Most training programs don't include many horizontally directed exercises. Think about it. Squats, Deadlifts, Cleans, Split Squats—these all see ...

How to Finally Barbell Overhead Press Without Pain

Some lifters experience shoulder pain or discomfort when performing common vertical barbell pressing movements such as Military and Push Presses. A la...

Build 'Real-World Strength' With Uneven Load Weight Training

When you load weights onto a barbell or grab two dumbbells, are they the same weight? Silly question, right? Of course they are. It'd be absurd to ...

3 Single-Leg Exercises Every Athlete Should Utilize

Single-leg exercises might be the most under-appreciated and under-utilized training tactic in sports performance. I believe the biggest reason for th...

Simplicity Is Always the Key When Strength Training Young Athletes

What is the overall purpose and/or goal of training for athletic performance at the middle school and high school levels? Any response given to thi...

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