A few years ago I was introduced to a steel weighted bar known to many as the Body Bar. If you are not familiar with this particular piece of workout equipment, it is basically a steel bar in various weights encased in foam. They range between 4-6 feet in length. Not only are weighted bars used in resistant training workouts, but they can be used for balance, flexibility and core stabilization. And because they recruit more muscles than machines do, they make for a challenging yet very effective workout.
Below are seven weighted bar exercises I have put together to give your workouts a fresh spin.
Biceps, Quadriceps, Hamstrings
Stork Curl and Leg Extension
Butt, Core, Legs, Shoulder
Overhead Press and Squat
Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings
Barbell Forward Lunge
Squat and Stationary Lunge with Weighted Bar
Butt, Arms, Abs, Thighs
Wide-Stance Side-to-Side Squats
Chest, Core, Triceps
Have you ever used a weighted bar as part of your exercise routine? Is this something you would like to try?
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