Barbells are typically the weight of choice for bodybuilders and experienced weightlifters, and they should be present in any gym that wants to bring in the dedicated men and women who spend a lot of time working out. Barbell weights offer the incredible benefits of free weights; they are non-restrictive and the opportunities to work different muscles are almost endless thanks to a range of exercises you can do with them.
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A popular choice when it comes to heavy weight training, the barbell weight set is predominantly used by bodybuilders and experienced weightlifters. However, they can be used by anyone who wants to lift. They are relatively simple tools that are perfect for optimising exercises and movements such as squatting, deadlifting or lunges.
Falling into the free weight category, you will find barbells in almost every gym that you walk into. You’ll find bars that measure between 5-7ft depending on the type of barbell available and due to their design, you will be able to lift more weight in total with barbell movements compared to using dumbbells. When using a weightlifting bar, you will also become more aware and reliant on your posture, improving the tone of your postural muscles when correctly used. Along with this, using a barbell set will help to increase your bone density and body composition, meaning that you’ll have more muscle and less fat. It is also a known fact that lifting weights will increase your metabolism.
Not only this, but strength training is an excellent way for improving balance in the body and providing strength to those muscle groups which are often underutilised. Plenty of athletes opt to use barbells during their strength training as the movements involved stimulate basic muscle coordination and often athletes can see immediate results from this in their performance.
Since barbell exercises require minimal space to perform, you can do them anywhere whether that’s at home or in the gym. Use of barbells at home can be relatively cost-effective and storage doesn’t require much space.
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