When a chick walks into a gym, she may be confused about where to spend her time — does she head to the section full of uncomplicated, easy-to- figure-out resistance machines, or wander over to the barbells, where she might be a bit intimidated by how to use them, also by the fact there’s usually a large group of blokes gathered there.
My advice? Suck it up, sister. If you’re not doing it already, then you need to make barbell training a part of your life!
“Look like Barbie, lift like Ken”
The thing I love about barbell exercises is that they are uncomplicated - no fancy moves required.
Sarah’s favourite barbell exercises for total body training:
Tighten your buttocks and bend forward. Stop going down the moment you feel your hamstrings fully stretched and return to the starting position.
We all know getting to the gym regularly is hard work, it’s made even harder when you aren’t really progressing. With strength training, you will be constantly progressing and the numbers will be right there in front of you to see – one week you’ll be deadlifting 30kgs, the next week you add another 5kgs, then 5kgs the week after that – the numbers don’t lie!
Heading to the gym then becomes exciting and much more motivating when you can physically see your progress from week to week.
It also feels AMAZING to hit a new deadlift or squat PB! So who’s being a barbell babe this week?