Aug 14, 2017By: Doug Katona, Director of Training & Education
You only need one piece of equipment to achieve almost all your fitness goals. Get more done in less time with one of the most versatile pieces of equipment ever invented. The barbell is in a word – honest. It doesn’t mess around.
The barbell lets you squat, press, clean, jerk, snatch, deadlift, and compound yourself to a sweaty mess if you use it right. It requires skill to control. It provides the opportunity to work on explosiveness, speed, power and strength – even in one session if you want. It allows for creativity on even the simplest of exercises like the lunge.
The barbell likes to be abused too – and that’s part of the fun. Drop it. Bang those bumper plates off the ground. Chalk it up. Bend it under heavy load. You can even sit on it after a gnarly session or use it to help you mobilize.
Yep, the barbell might be the complete package. Don’t be afraid of it. Really, it’s very friendly and fun once you get to know it better.