10 Best Barbell Exercises for Women

Barbells have been around forever now and if you go to a gym and don’t see a set of barbells, you need to leave right away. Barbells effectively work out most of the major upper and lower body muscle groups to promote body mass, strength and stamina. These ten barbell exercises are sure to help you achieve all you can from a simple set of barbells.

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Bench press is a barbell exercise routine for beginners that helps develop chest mass. Keep your body flat on a bench and grasp the barbell with a shoulder width grip. Inhale as you bring the barbell down to your lower chest and keep your elbows close to your sides throughout. Exhale even as you press the weight up. Repeat this eight to ten times in three sets.[/su_box]

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Similar to the bench press, instead this time use an inclined bench as this helps build your upper chest. To build mass effectively grip on to the bar as close to the center as you can.[/su_box]

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1 thought on “10 Best Barbell Exercises for Women”

  1. The upright row is very hard on your rotator cuff – it can exacerbate impingement. I would recommend the overhead press (or OHP) instead.

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