Barbell Workout Exercises


A great way to improve strength and power


Barbell exercises are usually used during compound power exercises. These exercises use many muscle groups and are functional for any athlete. The disadvantage to barbells are that you can easily use a 'stronger side' to help lift the weight. Dumbbells should be used with a lagging side. Olympic barbells usually weigh 45lbs but should not be used if the bar is bent. The barbell should also be inspected regularly to make sure it has maintained its integrity. If you feel that the barbell is about to break or isn't safe, report it.

Exercises

PictureName of Exercise
Abdominal Barbell RolloutsAbdominal Barbell Rollouts To begin Abdominal Barbell Rollouts kneel in a pushup position with your hands shoulder width (or wider) on a barbell. With your arms almost locked out on the bar push the bar ahe...
Bent-over Barbell RowsBent-over Barbell Rows To begin the Bent-over barbell row stand with feet shoulder width apart and a bend in the knees. Bend at the waist with your head up and grasp a bar with an wide overhand grip. B...
T-Bar RowsT-Bar Rows
Stand on a block with legs bent and bend forward at the waist. Grab teh T-Bar with either a wide or narrow grip and keep your head up. By bending your arms, lift the bar stra...
Standing E-Z Curl Bar | Standing Barbell CurlStanding E-Z Curl Bar | Standing Barbell Curl The standing e-z curl bar curls for the biceps brachii and brachialis can be performed by standing up and having the bar infront of you with arms completely extended. Now r...
Preacher CurlsPreacher Curls Start with an ez-curl bar sitting at a preacher bench (as shown). Adjust the preacher bench so that it is comfortably in your armpit. With your arms extended and holding on to th...

Barbell CurlsBarbell Curls Stand upright with your back and head straight. Grasping a bar of a predetermined weight at shoulder width, slowly raise the weight with your elbows tight into your body. Once th...
Bench PressBench Press While lying comfortably on a bench, the bar should be lowered to the middle of the chest area, and then back up to full extension without locking your elbows. The lower back shoul...
Close Grip Bench PressClose Grip Bench Press
Lie on a flat bench holding a bar with your hands about six inches apart and above your chest. Press the bar up until your arms are extended above your chest but yuor arms are...
Good MorningsGood Mornings
While standing, place a barbell across the back of your shoulders as you would for squats. Keeping your legs rigid, bend forward at the waist, with head up, until your upper b...
Wrist CurlsWrist Curls
Sit on a bench with your forearms lying on top of your thighs and holding a barbell with an underhand grip. Bend your forward so that the bar is resting on your fingers. Curl...
Standing Wrist CurlsStanding Wrist Curls
Grab a barbell from behind you by reaching your arms back and using a underhand grip. Have your arms hang with barbell behind you and the bar resting in your fingers. Curl th...
Wrist ExtensionsWrist Extensions
Sit on a bench with your forearms lying on top of your thighs and holding a barbell with an overhand grip. Bend your forward so that the bar is resting on your fingers. Curl th...
Clean and JerkClean and Jerk Clean: Start in a bent over position with your knees slightly bent and feet shoulder width apart. Grip the bar just wider than shoulder width. Pull the bar off the ground keeping...
One Legged Smith Split SquatOne Legged Smith Split Squat Stand underneath a smith machine with the bar lying against your trapezius muscles. With one leg behind your body on a bench or ball lower your body slowly using the front leg. N...
Upright RowUpright Row To perform the upright row begin with an overhand grip, and hands comfortably apart, let the weight hang directly in front of you. Lift the bar straight up, keeping the bar close ...
Wide Stance Squats (Duck Squats)Wide Stance Squats (Duck Squats)
Take a wide stance with toes pointing out while holding a dumbbell with both hands. While keping your back straight and head up, bend at the knees until your thighs are parall...
Front SquatsFront Squats
Rest a barbell over the front part of your shoulders by crossing your arms and holding the bar in place. Squat down, keeping your back straight and head up, until your thighs ...
Push Press Push Press This exercise is meant for overall power and strength. This exercise should only be performed if you are an advanced trainer or supervised by a spotter. Start by standing up with...
Safety SquatsSafety Squats A safety squat is identical to a regular 90 degree bent leg toes straight ahead squat except a special bar is used. The bar allows easy entry into a deep squat which keeps your ba...
SquatsSquats With the barbell on the rack (at shoulder height), approach it with the back of your shoulders having the weight. While keeping your back and head straight, lift the weight off th...
Lying Triceps Extension (Skull Crushers)Lying Triceps Extension (Skull Crushers) To begin the skull crusher exercise, lie down on a bench and hold a barbell (or EZ curl bar) at arms length above your chest. Now, while keeping the upper arm rigid, slowly lower ...



Forum Discussions


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New To Body BuildingHi to everyone. I posted this in the wrong forum I guess, because I got no responses. Though I'm not actually getting into serious Body Building, I am trying to follow something of a Body Building type workout. I think it's probably the best way to g...
Winging Shoulders.Hey, im 15 and my shoulder blades stick out when i let my arms hang down. Do i have this "winging shoulder thing?" if so what excersise can fix it? I have dumbells aand barbells but no wieght bench...
Need help Gaining Muscle MassHey, i am 18 years old and 6'4 and 170 lbs not skinny but not fat either, i came here to ask for advice i want to get big i dont know much about lifting i just read some stuff online here is my plan Mon - Chest/Tri Bench Press Sets:5 Reps:...
vegetarian seeking advice on weight trainingI am a vegetarian and I've been lifting weights for a few months. This is my diet and please let me know if this is sufficient, or whether I need to add more calories. Morning Eggs: 2 Milk: I glass Groundnuts Afternoon: Two or three pla...
bench press with bb, db?wat are the differnces between using barbells and using dumbells for bench press? different effects?...
New to Lifting | Sample ProgramIm new to weight lifting and dont really know which body parts to work on because im pretty limited to equipment. All I have is a bench press with: 4 15 pound vinyl plates 2 10 pound vinyl plates 2 8 pound vinyl plates 2 8 pound dumb-bell...
does it matter if ur lifting different weights for each muscle grouplike for example if ur benching 90 lbs are u supposed to do dumbells 45 lbs on each hand and do barbell curls with 90 lbs too? coz in some sites it said to b consistent on weights and make it heavy for ur body to adapt its hard to do 90 lbs ba...
 
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