Barbell Exercises for Weight Training
Barbell exercises are a staple in weight training and require the use of a bar on which you place a variety of different weight plates on both ends.
You'll find barbells in any commercial gyms but they are also very popular in people's home gyms as well.
There are many reasons why barbell exercises are so popular. Here are the main ones:
Target groups of muscles together
Contrary to strength exercises in which you can pinpoint specific muscles to target, barbell exercises will allow your muscles to grow together. This is caused by the fact that barbell exercises do not place you in a fixed position but rather will require the use of various muscles in order to A - perform the motion and B - maintain your balance.
Relatively low cost
Similarly to dumbbell or ball exercises, barbell exercises can be performed without requiring a massive investment. However, many of the barbell exercises will require you to purchase a workout bench with barbell support that will make your gym equipment bill more expensive than say if you were to purchase a simple set of dumbbells.
As with other types of freeweight exercises the number of different weight training exercises that you can perform using a simple barbell and weight plates is phenomenal. You'll have no problems finding 50+ different barbell exercises to perform.