Grab a barbell for better strengthSome women believe that barbells are meant for just men. They are not. But before you head to the gym tomorrow and attempt to use one, you should know exactly how and why.
Both dumbbells and barbells are equally effective in building strength and lean muscle mass. To figure out what exercises are best to complete with each, it's important to understand the mechanics of both.
1. Mimic real life situations. Your body typically moves through three plans of motion throughout your day: sagittal, frontal, and transverse. From carrying a child to picking up groceries, we bend, twist, turn, and stand daily. Training with dumbbells effectively allows the body to mimic these natural movements and strengthens you for real-life situations. Exercises such as step-ups, single-leg deadlifts, squats, and shoulder presses will help you in everyday life as you walk up stairs, pick a child up out of a crib, or place luggage in an overhead planeRead More »from Want Serious Strength? Grab a Barbell