Barbell Exercises

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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How to Build Serious Single-Leg Strength (And Why It's So Important)

In a previous article, I established solid single-leg strength standards based on my many years of experience working with junior, D1 and pro hockey p...

6 Ways to Squeeze In an Effective Workout Over Thanksgiving Break

Time-Saving Tips When In-Season Workout Time Is Limited By Jim Carpentier, CSCS For individual athletes, teams, and coaches, scheduling quality time in...

How Strong Is 'Strong Enough' For Single-Leg Exercises?

Single-leg work has become much more popular in recent years. Rightly so. It's invaluable to athletes because it improves unilateral strength, stab...

How to Make an Exercise Harder Without Adding More Weight

How do you increase the difficulty of an exercise? The first answer that pops into most peoples' heads is simple—add more weight. The larger t...

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 ...