You can achieve strength from weightlifting training using a barbell. If you do barbell exercises, you will be able to work on every major muscle groups in your body. A simple barbell is all you need for your barbell exercises plus a set of weights and a workout bench. If you are going to do barbell exercises, you would only need a small space which can be in your home, the gym, or anyplace where you have space to do it.
If you are going to purchase a barbell, you should note that there are many different types of barbells to choose from. You should buy a barbell that will fit the type of lifting and exercises that you will be doing.
Most of us have seen a standard barbell. A standard barbell is a straight steel pole. Most barbells have a length of seven feet, and weight 45 pounds or less. In both ends and in the center of the barbell are grooved sections while the rest of the sections are smooth. To lift the weight you grip the center grooves. The weights are kept in their place since there is a small notch that prevents them from sliding to the center. These are not bendable barbells. They are used for different workouts like bench press, deadlift, overhead press, and squat. More specialized bars are used by those who have high skill levels and are very strong.
Olympic barbells are used for the snatch, and the clean and jerk. Olympic lifts consist of the snatch and the clean and jerk. They are smaller by 1 mm in diameter but it gives a difference to the strength of your grip. The standard barbell and the Olympics barbell have only a slight variation. Olympic weight lifters use this type of barbell. It supports their weightlifting demands while enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury.
Hex or trap barbells are used of deadlifting and as an alternative to the straight bar deadlift. The load for this type of barbell is not off center but is placed in line with the user and this makes for its popularity. The lower back curve is not stressed with this type of barbell. Lifters with back issues choose this type of barbell.
The trapezoid looking trap barbell has four sides. In the use of a trap barbell, yo need to stand inside of it while you lift your arms at your sides. Leg power is important with trap barbell exercises. Lifting this kind of barbells is less stressful on your joints as the center of gravity shifts when you use this trap bar.
Safety squat barbells are made for beginners or a casual lifter. It is very comfortable to life the safety squat barbell since it has shoulder pads that are attached to it that rests on your shoulders.