The 6 Core Barbell Exercises you Need to Add to Your Workout

Each barbell and landmine core exercise in this article will be able to be used in your next ab workout. With these exercises you’ll be able to create fun and effective ab workouts.

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Sean Klein
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In This Resource
  • Benefits Of Barbell Abs Exercises
  • 1. Adds Variety
  • 2. Landmines for Rotation
  • 3. For Advanced Practitioners
  • Sample Barbell Core Workout
  • More Barbell Exercises

Whether you’r stuck in your home gym with just a barbell or just looking to mix up your core training with some barbell exercises, you’ve come to the right place. The beautiful thing about the barbell is that the compound exercises it gives you access to are in themselves some of the most effective ways to develop a strong core, but here we have some barbell exercises that specifically target the core musculature plus a tough bi-set you can add into your next training session.

Benefits Of Barbell Abs Exercises

1. Adds Variety

These exercises can be great to just add in some variation to your training to keep things fun and interesting. It’s rare to use the barbell to target the core specifically, so if thats the only piece of equipment you have access to knowing these variation is a huge bonus.

2. Landmines for Rotation

Landmines are an excellent way to add some challenging rotation variations into your core training. The landmine full contact twist is one of the most effective ways to target on feild rotation dynamic for sports performance. This aggressive rotation is applicable to so many sports making it a key piece of the puzzle for those training for sports performance.

3. For Advanced Practitioners

These are some very advanced variations that should only be performed by those looking push their training to the next level, not people who are beginner to intermediate level. Always be sure not to attempt exercises you’r not ready to perform, if your not sure, take the cautious approach.

Sample Barbell Core Workout

Complete 3 rounds

1. Barbell Leg Raises

Complete 10 repetitions

2. Barbell Windshield Wipers

Complete 5 repetitions

More Barbell Exercises

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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.

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