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  1. Which Strength Bar Is For Which Exercise?

    Which Strength Bar Is For Which Exercise?

    Most people are used to seeing the barbell but there are many different types of weight lifting bars and it’s important to use the right bar for what you want to achieve. Here we will try to explain the different bars and their uses.

    30mm straight barbell

    A Standard, Straight, Barbell

    Standard barbells are typically used in home gyms and are usually between 5' and 6' long and about 1 inch thick the entire length of the bar. The weight of the bar itself will vary according to the model but can vary between 5kg and 10kg. The bar is dead straight, with a 'collar' each end that prevents the weights from sliding along the bar. Barbells are usually 30mm in diameter - do not confuse with the Olympic 2".

    Most of these bars are made from steel but again the quality will vary according to the model. You may hear the reference ‘whip’ which refers to the bend and rebound that you can experience. You will

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  2. The Basics For Strength Training In A Gym

    The Basics For Strength Training In A Gym

    Before you start working on your strength a good starting point is to define what it is you are trying to achieve, short and long term. This will help to design

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  3. How to Isolate your Biceps

    How to Isolate your Biceps

    You’ve done curl after curl but your biceps won’t grow. What gives? You could be performing curls with sloppy form. This will hinder growth in the

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  4. Buying Guide for Dumbbells

    Buying Guide for Dumbbells

    Many people building a home gym start off with dumbbells. So how is it that one of the simplest pieces of fitness equipment can be one of the most effective?

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