With roots in ancient Greece, weightlifting is one of the oldest sports in the world. What’s been the draw for millions of people over thousands of years? The answer is that there’s simply no better way to increase muscle mass and strength than with weightlifting. Accessible to all, and beneficial to every fitness level, weightlifting provides a path towards complete total-body strength and muscle development. And, you don’t have to be a competitive bodybuilder to experience the benefits of weight training. Adding as little as 10lbs to your weight training routine can reap benefits in terms of tone and improved muscle function. From powerlifters to fitness enthusiasts, weight training is a critical part to every workout routine.
One of the most common forms of weightlifting involves using a barbell. Barbells are a versatile tool which feature a straight or curved bar in either standard (6’), or Olympic (7’) length. Depending on your specific needs, barbell training is an ideal way to incorporate high or low intensity strength training to your daily routine.
New to barbell training? Start with a lower weight on a standard bar. Standard bars are considerably lighter than their Olympic bar counterparts which weigh 45 pounds without any additional weight. Aside from being adaptable to meet your strength and capabilities, another key benefit to barbell training is its versatility. Using a barbell weight set in your routine gives you options to work your upper and lower body with just one piece of equipment. Leg day? No problem with a barbell weight set. Squat and deadlift your way to strong, shapely legs and glutes. Arm and Chest day? You got it with presses and rows. There’s really no part of the body that won’t benefit from training with barbells.
Now, that you’re all in on barbell training, let’s take a look at Marcy’s available barbell equipment.
Marcy Tricep-Bicep Solid Combo Bar TBC-51
Designed to tone and define the arms, the Marcy Tricep-Bicep Solid Combo Bar TBC-51 features a curved 1” bar design, measuring 47” wide, designed to isolate your biceps, triceps and forearms. Constructed from solid steel with textured grip pads, the Marcy tricep/bicep combo ensures plates stay fixed in place with the 2 included secure spin locks.
To properly perform a bicep curl using a curl bar, stand straight and place your hands facing upward and slightly inward. Keeping your elbows close to your torso, slowly contract your biceps and raise the bar up using only your forearms while your elbows remain stationary. Next, to effectively work your triceps, lay down on a multi-purpose decline bench and secure your legs for stability. Use a rack to hold the barbell (within reach) at the head of the bench as you get in position. Placing your hands in a close grip (slightly narrower than shoulder width) on the bar with your hands facing towards the ceiling, lift the curl bar up while keeping your elbows in and your upper arms stationary.
Steelbody 45lb Olympic Barbell STB-75
Constructed from premium materials, the Steelbody 45lb Olympic Barbell STB-75 is 7’ in length, weighs 45lbs. and is designed to stand up to daily use whether you’re a weightlifting newbie or competitive athlete. With a weight capacity of up to 1650 lbs., the Steelbody 45lb. Olympic Barbell STB-75 meets IWF standards and is well suited for competitive powerlifters. Experienced lifters will appreciate the precision thrust bearings in the bar sleeve, which reduces torque during power cleans, clean & jerks, and snatches.
Marcy offers a variety of barbells, and barbell weight sets, including standard, Olympic, and curl bars, designed for you to achieve your fitness goals. Marcy barbells, weight lifting equipment, racks, and accessories are made from quality materials and designed to withstand daily use whether you’re a competitive bodybuilder, or fitness enthusiast.
Contact us today to learn more about Marcy’s incredible line of high quality and reasonably priced home gym and strength training equipment!