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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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...

Mechanical Drop Sets: Your Secret to Crushing Heavier Weight and Building More Muscle

Mechanical Drop Sets are one of the most efficient and effective tools for packing on slabs of muscle. In a typical drop set, you perform a set of ...

Use These 6 Simple Tests to Find Your Perfect Squat

We can all agree that the Squat is a foundational movement. It can be used to develop strength, power and muscle mass. Being able to Squat without pai...

The Split Squat: How to Master This Powerful Lower-Body Exercise

The Split Squat is a powerful exercise due to its ability to build stability and strength in a unilateral stance. These are key components of athletic...

Add 50 Pounds to Your Back Squat in 8 Weeks With the Barbell Hip Thrust

When looking at success and failure in sports, many athletes find their downfall comes from a lack of strength. Researchers and coaches often evaluate...

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