The hip hinge is one of the most difficult exercises to master in the weight room, making it often the movement that is performed worst in the gym. If you’ve ever walked into a gym and seen some extremely poor deadlifts and wondered why they look so bad it’s usually because the person never took the time to learn the hip hinge. Let’s take a look at 6 effective barbell hing exercises you can add to your training.
My philosophy towards mobility comes from both resources, like Quinn Henoch’s book and working with clients in the weight room to progressively improve their mobility over time. Improving mobility for everyday life is a pretty simple process of consistently moving through positions while in conjunction building strength in them. Luckily most of these adaptations can place by doing resistance training with correct movement. Here I will provide three barbell exercises you can use to improve mobility and a framework for approaching this endeavour.
These barbell lower body variations include some of the most well known and most-used exercises in the gym, because they are tried and tested. These are some of the most effective exercises you can add into your training regime if your goal is strength or hypertrophy adaptations. Make sure you have a look through out training recommendations so you can match your training style to your desired adaptations.
Let's be honest, variety is fun, it adds something different and interesting to our current routines which can sometimes feel mundane. The same is true for exercise and exercise variation. Although it’s very important to stay with exercises for 3-6 weeks in training blocks so you can successfully adapt from them, it's also very important that you’re changing these exercises to lifts you find fun and interesting. Changing the exercises to something you find novel and fun can be great for both adaptations and training consistency.
Full body exercises, also known as compound exercises, are an excellent way to get in a large amount of work quickly. They are also very effective exercises for increasing both strength and muscle mass. Although all three of these are full-body exercises, they challenge some parts of the body more than others. Implementing these into your training programme will be a great addition.
You do not need a large variety of barbell upper body exercises to create excellent results in the weight room. It can be done with a handful of exercises that will both effectively create strength and hypertrophy adaptations consistently. Here are a list of what are the most effective barbell upper body exercise in each movement category you will be using in the gym.
Barbell squat variations are some of the most effective exercises you can perform in the weight room for both strength and muscle gain. In this article I will provide some of the most well-known of these variations that should already be a staple in your training programme, I will also provide some more niche variations that can add variety and be fun to try out.
Barbells and beginners don’t traditionally go very well together. In this article a beginner will be someone who hasn’t yet acquired the basic skills in the key movement patterns to perform exercises with good technique, as seen in gyms all around the world. Barbells complicate things as they require a certain level of skill to perform with precision, that doesn’t mean that beginners wont be able to become very strong in the barbell lifts eventually, but as a starting point it’s not always the best choice.
Seniors can see great benefits of all forms of resistance training, including using the barbell. Barbells can be a little more technical than dumbbells, kettlebells and machines, which are used regularly by seniors who are just getting into resistance training. Barbells are an excellent tool for those who have a bit more experience in resistance training and are looking to increase the intensity of their workouts.
Runners have long used resistance training to help mitigate injury and improve their performance. In this article, I will discuss why using a barbell for strength training can be a great tool for runners and how to implement it into your current training regime. The list of exercises is not exhaustive, but the principles behind them and their implementation will help you build a long-term training plan that builds to both health and performance.