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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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...

These 6 Common Exercises Could be the Source of Your Shoulder Pain

As a trainer, I believe in a client's autonomy. I rarely will tell them to totally avoid an exercise, nor will I emphasize that they "must" perform...

5 Lower-Body Exercises Soccer Players Should Be Doing

Soccer success largely requires speed and athleticism. Many plays consist of single-leg actions, stop-and-go movements, hard cuts and explosive spr...

5 Split Squat Variations to Level up Your Training

The Bulgarian Split Squat, also commonly referred to as the Rear Foot-Elevated Split Squat, accomplishes many objectives, such as improving single-leg...

Create an Effective 3-Day Workout Routine With This Template

When it comes time to write programs, whether for yourself or someone else, the process can quickly become overcomplicated. You can spend hours upon h...

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