Welcome to BarBend’s Exercise Guides page! If you came here looking for the web’s best exercise guides, it’s great to have you. For those who simply found us while searching around BarBend, we’re happy and excited to have you here!
Our Exercise Guides are designed with both novice and experienced lifters in mind.
Each of our exercise guides includes information on form, benefits, common variations, muscles worked, when to use the exercise in your program, and so much more. So whether you’re just starting out in the gym, or you’re programming for yourself, we have you covered.
We have exercise guides covering virtually every movement in strength sports. From movements as big as the back squat to exercises as specific as the Pallof Press, we’ve left no stone unturned in our goal of providing the most comprehensive exercise guides on the internet. So whether you’re just starting out lifting, or you’re taking first place at international competitions, browse around and let us help get you stronger.
In this ultimate l-sit guide, we will cover everything you need to know about the l-sit. This article will discuss the muscle worked, benefits, proper l-sit progressions (for beginners, as well as most levels), and offer some advanced l-sit exercises to include into your training. https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBKx1kBe5C Muscle Worked The l-sit...Read more
Band training is an advanced technique often to increase strength, neural drive, and rate of force development for more advanced strength athletes/lifters. One method of of band training is the reverse band training, which can be applied to movements like deadlifts, squats, and presses. In this article, we will discuss...Read more
In this article we will discuss the clean and press movement, a complex, total body movement that can be performed with a wide variety of variations (dumbbell, kettlebell, barbell, log bar, etc). In the below sections we will discuss the muscles worked, provide exercise demonstrations, and discuss the benefits of...Read more
The deadlift is one of the most effective strength and muscle producing movements in all of strength, power, and fitness sports. Throughout deadlift training, there are a plethora of variations and bar options that coaches and athletes can choose from to effectively develop a stronger deadlift. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgbSvPnnJT7/ The axle deadlift...Read more
The reverse hollow rock/Superman rock is a bodyweight exercise that can target the lower back, glutes, and hamstrings (posterior chain). Similar to the hollow rock (except this is done in a prone position, rather than supine), this exercise is a foundational movement pattern to establish muscular endurance and development, isometric...Read more