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.
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|Clean 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 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...|
|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 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 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 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...|
|Squats 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...|
|6 Exercise Machines You Could Do Without||THE SMITH MACHINE
The myth: This machine—which looks like a squat rack with a built-in bar
that runs on guides—gives you all the benefits of squats, but none of
the risk that comes from holding a heavy barbell across your back.
That’s because t...|
|Questions about "resistance excercises"||Hello; I'm a total newbie to this. Here's my situation...
* I'm in my late 50's, and currently on a medically supervised weight loss diet. The weight loss so far is very nice.
* The weight-loss specialist doctor has recommended that I take u...|
|Rope Hack for quadriceps||I am doing the Dave Hawk Ultimate Transformation workout. Month 1 has a giant set with single-leg extension and giant set with rope hack (no weight). I can't find any information on how to do the rope hack....|
|Undertrained Hamstrings||Hey, i started doing weights about 7 months ago and i didn't have much knowledge in the area. I done alot of leg training which i thought was fine, but i was only doing leg extensions.
further on i grew knowledge and realised my hamstrings were wa...|
|Stretching/Fat||I have been wondering does streching result in fat loss? For example if I streched my legs for a period of time would I lose fat and gain muscle?? And also what are some streches for the quadriceps? I would appreciate it if I got a reply! Thanks a lo...|
|Pain in right knee cap area||A month ago I felt pain in my right knee and had to stop my jogging. I have not seen a doctor because the pain in not severe anymore, but lingers in my knee cap primarily when I go up stairs (which I must since in my home). I read that with that in...|
|Weights to be used by a beginner while performing Quadricep exercises||My mother has been prescribed quadricep excercises by her doctor.
Can you please throw some light on what is the correct dumbell weight she should use to eprform these exercises.
She is 58 years old...|
|Workout program -- ok??||Hi,
I've been working out for about 4 months now and
I've lost about 25 pounds.. But I'd like to start getting
a more well defined work out program (hopefully
to stimulate more/better muscle growth). I've found
that I am (for the most part) ...|