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An Introduction To The Barbell

Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman, CrossFit, bodybuilding and strength training all have a couple things in common. The barbell and compound lifts. Many serious lifters swear by it. Having evolved over time to its modern day counterpart it has become the staple of any strength training routine. A versatile tool that comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and lengths. In this article we’ll cover the history of a barbell, what to look for, how to use one and where to get one.

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