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Why I Love Barbells!

Posted Mar 06 2011 11:59pm

Barbells have changed my life.  They require YOUR entire body to be active in one lift.  You must have proper positioning and depth for the lift to count.  It’s taken me over a year to get comfortable with an overhead squat {depth here is just shy of “below parallel”} and I love the I can always improve my strength!

You, as a woman, if you are reading this, can add barbell training at your local gym!  I’d start with the Press.  Learn it, master it, then move on to Push Press.  You can reference crossfit demos easily and teach yourself.  Volume is less important than correct form.  You can start with just 8 or 10 pound dumbbells in small sets of 3.  We typically will do 5-7 sets of 3 moving as much weight as we are able for the set of 3.

You want ripped shoulder muscles?! Presses is a great place to start!

How many of you weight train and how many of you use free weights or barbells?

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