A barbell is a straight or
contoured steel rod of roughly one and a half meters in length. It
has some weight plates at either end and they may be adjustable or
fixed. These weights come in varying sets. It is used for
weightlifting, weight training, power lifting which are all used in
bodybuilding exercises. It is also used in competition lifting
especially in the Olympics. You are most likely to find a barbell
in a gym.
Using this equipment for exercises has plenty of benefits but two stands out from the rest. One is that the exercises require only a small number of inexpensive equipments. These include a simple barbell with a number weights and a bench. This is unlike the gym exercises. The simplicity means that the exercises need only a tiny room to execute and hence they can be performed at any place; in a gym, at ...