Whether you are a novice to strength training or have been training with dumbbells and want a little more variety or challenge, then barbell training is an excellent option.
In The Great Barbell Handbook we try to take a functional approach to strength training, which simply means that the exercises you see here resemble movements done in everyday life. The idea is that if you can get strong and efficient at these movements, then the everyday tasks you demand from your body get easier and easier. In addition, with increased strength comes a sense of self-assurance and confidence.
Given today's hectic life, setting up a complete gym at home is a practical and time-saving alternative to the gym. By adding barbells to your setup, you have brought yourself closer to the variety of exercises that are available in most gyms and health clubs.
The Great Barbell Handbook is written in a clear and concise manner, with step-by-step instructions and photos for all exercises. Each exercise description has a start and finish photo to demonstrate proper form and positioning.
- A selection of barbell exercises for each body part
- Step-by-step instructions on how to perform each exercise correctly
- How to set up your own mini-gym
- How to set up your own barbell exercise routine
- Safety tips for weight training
- Abdominal exercises
- How to stay motivated and on track