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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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 ...

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 ...

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